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Young Movie Maker of the year is.....

Posted by Captive on July 5, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Our term 2 premier was a fantastic Far Out Fairy tale. 

Students had put together some really great little pieces this term.   They had taken pieces of a classic fairytale and changed it into a modern day tale.

Check out a sneak peak of Mirror Mirror on our video page.  Some great work from our Sharp shooter team.

Young Movie Maker of the year went to.....(drum roll please)......
......Brianna Davey!

Brianna's all round outstanding skills in camera work, acting, editing, directing and team leadership won her this years prestigous award.

Great work Brianna.  Great work also from our Young Guns, Sharp Shooters and Outlaw teams.

Keep watching for our next installment!


Guerilla Filming for term 4

Posted by Captive on October 11, 2011 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Last term we covered classic story telling and our students produced a couple of fantastic short movies (check them out)!  Term 4 will see a totally different pace. Guerilla fim-making is a fast-paced, use what you have, kind of film-making that will see teams furiously writing, acting, filming and editing short scenario's together.

We have some special guest tutors, no strangers to fast-paced film-making (think 48hr challenge) who will be dropping in on a couple of classes to give some hands on help.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what our students can create in term 4!

YOSCARS Friday, 7 October, 7pm

Posted by Captive on September 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Come along to our YOSCARS and see some of our student movies.

Popcorn, sweets and drinks available for a true movie experience :)

Car break ins - Rose Centre

Posted by Captive on September 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You may have seen some kids breaking into a car at the Rose Centre recently.....No need to worry though as this is all part of a short movie that is being filmed by our students at the moment.

However, if you do happen to see someone breaking into a car and there aren't any cameras, or film crew around, we do highly advise calling the police.

Term 3 is up and running

Posted by Captive on August 11, 2011 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

What a fantastic bunch of students we have for the start of our movie making programme.

It was great to read the story plot ideas this week, from smoking chickens to zombies to theatre heroines and more.
I can't wait to see how they all come together :)

Spaces are filling fast

Posted by Captive on July 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to the support of local schools our programme is filling fast.  

We are super duper excited about kicking this programme off and can't wait to meet all our budding young movie makers who have already enrolled.

Remember we take a maximum of 20 students to ensure that everyone gets the attention they deserve and more importantly the time they deserve with cameras and editing equipment.

Who is YMM's lead tutor?

Posted by Captive on July 7, 2011 at 1:03 AM Comments comments (1)

YMM's lead tutor is Sheryl Jensen.   With experience in childrens tv, corporate productions, design, animation and gaming (that's game design not gambling :) Sheryl has a wealth of skills and enthusiasm to lead this programme and inspire students.

Sheryl had the idea for Young Movie Makers after looking around for something of a similar nature for her own son but realised there was nothing that really hit the mark.

With her own experience in production and a book full of contacts within the film and tv industry Sheryl was keen to start a quality programme where students could have a go at everything from scriptwriting to filming to editing to even promoting their work.
Developing some solid framework for the programme and confirming guest tutors and enthusiasts from the industry Sheryl is now keen to kick off this programme and help grow some fantastic Young Movie Makers.


TV Director confirms as Guest Tutor

Posted by Captive on June 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM Comments comments (3)

We are very, very lucky to have confirmed one of our guest tutors, Esta Hutchins, who is a current TV director in Auckland. 

Esta's experience in tv spans 10 years and includes directing childrens programmes Sticky TV and What Now.  She is also involved in a number of theatre and comedy projects which see her constantly drawing on her creative talents.

Esta has a fantastic rapport with children and she is looking forward to working with our students at YMM