I’ve always known about the importance of video as a powerful medium to communicate a story. Knowing the importance is one thing and understanding how to get a video done is completely another.
I’m nearing 40 and am just about beginning to learn the ropes. I really wish I started early. It was this realization that made me want to give an opportunity for my kids when they are young.
When I read about the ‘Movie Making Summer Camp‘ for kids, it fit in perfectly with my need. I’ve joined my two kids in the camp. Its a two week course where the kids are taught about the basics of writing a story, how to transform it into a script, how to create storyboards and frame the shots.
More importantly, the course is taught by two professionals who have had years of experience in the movie field. Madhumita Vijay had directed two Tamil movies, Vallamai Thaaraayo (starring Parteban and Chaya Singh) and Kola kolaya Mundhirika. She graduated from New York Film Academy in LA.
Her husband, Vijay Venkatraman is a film editor, sound designer and writer for feature films. he has extensive experience working with various advertising firms. He graduated from University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts in LA.
To me, who teaches the course is important and I was quite impressed not just with their profile but also when I met them in real life.
More about the them at http://moviecampchennai.wordpress.com