Movie class focus on Cinesnaps contest

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
A group of students from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School hone their camera skills at last week’s filmmaking master class at Maker + Co.
Camera IconA group of students from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School hone their camera skills at last week’s filmmaking master class at Maker + Co.

Students from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar and Bunbury Senior High schools were treated to a filmmaking master-class last week under the tutelage of experienced indigenous producer Jodie Bell.

Ms Bell was joined by accomplished cameraman Vincent Carter at Maker + Co on Wednesday and together, helped the students develop their film entries for the 2019 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition.

“The students enjoyed hearing about production elements and then spent a bit of time with cameras and put together short scenes from different aspects of the class,” Cinefest community manager Gabrielle Whirledge said.

Entries for the 2019 Cinesnaps Short Film Competition opened on December 1. It is aimed at students aged between 15 and 18.

Students can work either solo or in teams of up to six to produce a short film three to five minutes long which will be judged by industry professionals at this years CinefestOz Festival.

Mrs Whirledge described the competition as an excellent opportunity for students to have their content seen.

“These days people are creating a lot of digital content through Youtube and vlogging ... it’s a great platform for them to show their work.

Entries for this year’s Cinesnaps competition close on June 28.

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