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Charlotte Amalie
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March 7, 2002 – The Reichhold Center for the Arts will be the summer venue for 15 young people at the 2nd annual Youth Movie Making Workshop.
"Last year the pupils learned about the brave new world of digital communications and developed skills that will service them for a lifetime," Reichhold director David Edgecombe said in a release. "It proved to be a wonderful experience and we expect the same will be true again this summer."
Applications from young people ages 13 to 21 are due May 24 for the workshop to be held June 24 to August 9. Scholarships are available. For more information and applications, call 693-1550.
Whether the interest is behind the scenes or out front, all aspects of filmmaking – except perhaps the art of accepting an Oscar or an Emmy – will be explored, as the group will put together a movie starting from just an idea. Everyone in the group will get to participate in every aspect, even if an individual's major contribution comes to be in one particular area.
The idea for a film will come from the group, as the first assignment.
Then comes script writing, scene and background choosing, choice of music perhaps, maybe some choreography, becoming or choosing and coaching actors or narrators, actual filming, technical aspects such as splicing and computer-enhancement, editing, editing, editing – and, finally, finding everyone's name in the credit lines of the finished product.
Last year's product, a 10-minute dramatic movie entitled "Faith", was telecast on WTJX-TV in August. Richard Sturdivant, a college communications major, wrote and directed the movie, which was shot and edited entirely by workshop participants.

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