CFS Teaches Local Community Students Filmmaking

September 15, 2022

Children and teenagers who come from a variety of backgrounds are using their creativity this summer to make short films while learning from cinematography professionals, at the Community College of Aurora’s - Colorado Film School. A class of 30 students ranging in age from 11 to 14, work together to create motion pictures during the film school’s annual Camp for Kids from the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) program. The program, now in its 14th year, gives students access to professional recording and editing equipment. “Many of the students come from low-income backgrounds, some are refugees who have resettled in the Aurora community,” said Chelsea Jones, Communications and Outreach Manager at DAVA. “This program helps to develop kids into leaders at their own school. They develop a tremendous amount of confidence,” said Geoffery Chadwick, an Assistant Professor at CCA’s Colorado Film School. “We get kids from all over the world who come to our film school. At one point, we had kids from five different continents at once.” During the 12-day program, students learn to work together to put a film together. That includes pitching the idea, writing scripts, acting, and learning post-production activities such as film and sound editing. During film camp, students will have access to cameras, mix media labs, drones, and have film instructors guiding them on how to use the technology to put their projects together. Click the link below to view the original article and links to the image gallery.