Plotline Film & Media Education Resumes Filmmaking Program for Teens & Pre-Teens
9/22/2020 Creamery Arts Center Springfield, Missouri
· Seated classes for aspiring and experienced young filmmakers and looking to hone their skills.
· Classes focus on collaboration and original story development.
Local nonprofit, Plotline, returns to seated classes this month and taking place in the large open spaces at the Creamery Arts Center as well as the neighboring Jordan Valley Park. “It will be great to be working in person again with the brilliant young filmmakers in our community”, says Executive Director Jim Bultas.
Plotline was founded in 2017 with a mission to educate & empower aspiring film and media creators through classes, camps and community engagement events. Since then they’ve brought their original programming into the community through partnerships with Alamo Drafthouse, Boys & Girls Club, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Growing Up in the Arts among others.
Classes for Pre-Teens (Tweens) and Teens are open for registration. Students learn and sharpen their skills in video editing, screenwriting, lighting, directing and camera operation. “This semester will be a deeper dive in camera operation and camera support equipment such as gimbals, cranes and the like” says Bultas. “Over the 3 month semester students will transition from learning the craft to collaborating, writing and producing original film”.
Through this model students have produced over 30 original short films since Plotline began.
Plotline will be following safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
“Where other people see wearing a mask as a hindrance, I see it as necessary AND a convenient plot point in a story”, says Bultas.
You can learn more and register at plotlinefilm.org.