Generation next directs films shown in Cobram film festival to rave reviews.LAURA HURLEY August 26, 2014 3:45am
High Shot: Cobram Secondary College students Angus Sutton, Mitchell Cole, Kyle Murdochm Mathilda Noble, Christina Bovalino and Kirra-jay Proctor experminenting with a hover cam
Budding Spielbergs and Scorseses from Cobram Secondary College got the opportunity to sit in the directors chair last week during a three-day filmmaking workshop.
Their films were screened at a film festival at Cobram Civic Centre on Saturday night.
The initiative, In The Bin, arrived in Moira Shire thanks to funding from Moira Arts and Culture, and will also take the workshop to Yarrawonga, Numurkah and Nathalia high schools.
Twenty-eight students from Cobram across years 8 to 11 had the chance to create their own short films, and program facilitator Jed Cahill was impressed by the creativity shown by the group.
‘‘We’ve got a group that are doing a computer game sort of film, we’ve got a spy film
‘‘We’ve got a Hulk versus Shrek movie
‘‘It’s great to get that variety and mix in there.’’
Mr Cahill said In The Bin gave the students an opportunity to learn about filmmaking as a creative medium.
‘‘It’s introducing them to a creative field that allows them to express their thoughts,’’ he said.
Mr Cahill said the students enjoyed the hands-on nature of creating the film, as during the course of the three days students saw their projects through pre-production, filming and post-production, when they got to edit and create the final product.
‘‘These guys have put a lot of work to their films
Moira Arts and Culture’s Marilyn Gourley said the students were ‘‘having a ball’’.
‘‘It’s an opportunity for our local youth to be able to participate in something unique. There are a number of other students in workshops that (Jed) had that have gone and made film their career path,’’ Ms Gourley said.
‘‘It’s broadening their outlook as to the opportunities that are within the arts.’’
Ms Gourley said the success of the first workshop meant that MAC were keen to continue running In The Bin in the shire for years to come.
She said it would be a community effort if the program was to return, but believed the benefits it had in providing opportunities for local youth were worthwhile.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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