HOLLYWOOD TO SCOTIA: STUDENTS GET A CHANCE TO WORK WITH INDUSTRY PROS
From Hollywood to Scotia—today students at Scotia Union School District had the unique opportunity to learn about storytelling from industry professionals.
“I want to be a photographer when I grow up,” said fourth-grader Tanner Taylor. “I like taking pictures of nature and all that.”
Tanner has been waiting for this day for more than a month.
“I got to meet a professional photographer,” he said.
Film Director Kathryn Burke said this is something that really interests kids.
“Filmmaking is something that's now,” Burke said. “A lot of kids are using YouTube—a lot of kids are making videos an they're seeing they can be part of the creative process.”
Superintendent Jaenelle Lampp has been working with the kids for a month now, and let them choose the film’s topic: bullying.
Students were also able to express their dramatic side and stepped in front of the camera.
“We're going to do a film festival on Monday at the Winema Theater,” Burke said. “Just a small screening.”
The film will also be posted on YouTube in hopes of becoming something even bigger.
“When you have community like the town of Scotia and actors from Hollywood, that are coming and willing to do this for the kids, that is a very special opportunity to have,” Lampp said.