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Filmmaking Workshop for Teens at Downtown Library

The classic formula for a successful movie story is: Boy meets girl; boy loses girl; boy gets girl.

The Downtown Library’s “I Can’t Believe I Shot That! Film Workshop” will offer young filmmakers some other ideas.  The sessions will be from 5 to 7pm at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, on October 1, 8, 22, 29, and November 5.

  “Our annual ‘I Can’t Believe I Shot That!’ film contest for teens has been a rousing success for the two years it’s been in existence,” said Downtown librarian Kimberly Edwards.  “We thought that this year, in addition to the contest, we’d offer a series of workshops to help potential filmmakers understand the art and technique of visual storytelling.  And then they can even make a film to enter in the 3rd annual edition of the contest.”

The workshops are for children and teens between the ages of 11 and 17, inclusive. 

“More and more information is being relayed visually,” Edwards continued.  “Just as regular literacy is necessary to understand what is going on in the world, visual literacy is becoming more important all the time.

“But in addition to the important quality of these workshops, watching and making short films is

just a lot of fun and a lot of young people are eager to see how it’s all done.  Create magic!  Cause wonder!”

 Classes are free but pre-registration is required. For more information call 606-3876.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.