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Hollywood comes to Langley July 6th-17th, 2009 
Langley’s first script to screen Digital Film Boot Camp

(LANGLEY, B.C.) “Lights! Camera! Action!” If you know a teenager looking to be the next Spielberg or rising “Star” or who just wants to have fun and develop their creativity, here’s their chance as Langley hosts its first professionally-taught “Digital Film Boot Camp.” The film camp is co-hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Trinity Western University from July 6th - 17th, 2009 at Kwantlen’s Langley Campus.

Local students will have a unique opportunity to work with professional filmmakers including Academy Award nominee, Jonathan Tammuz, in a “script-to-screen experience,” as they learn the secrets of creating powerful concepts and scripts as well as the key skills and stages of professional quality filmmaking. The Film Boot Camp culminates with a finale Gala Film Screening for family, friends, and the community.

The Digital Film Boot Camp, run by Artistic Director, Ned Vankevich, who is an award-winning film producer, writer and director with 20 years experience in the international film and television industry. Vankevich moved to Langley eight years ago from Los Angeles to help Trinity Western University launch its film program. Several of Dr. Vankevich’s students have had their film projects win Student Academy Awards over the years. Vankevich’s own production company, Plenum Pictures, is dedicated to quality, family-oriented and thoughtful artistic presentations.

Vankevich noted, “We’re excited about the talented young people who are coming to the camp. We want to help students develop their talent and catch the vision of just how powerful, well-done media can be and the impact we can have on the culture.”

Vankevich has assembled a stellar team of working film professionals who are renowned for their creativity and expertise, including Jonathan Tammuz, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short; screenwriter, Kevin Miller; Emmy award nominee, Lorne Miess; American Academy of Film winner and experimental filmmaker Pia Massie, and the sound designer of “The Big Chill” fame, Robert Grieve.

The Digital Film Boot camp models itself on professional production programs as it covers the key elements of pre-production, production, and post-production. Courses like this normally go for thousands of dollars. But local students will get a substantial bargain with the two-week camp costing $420.

Another exciting component to the Boot Camp is “video blogging.” Students will document the “behind-the-scenes” progress of their productions on the official “Digital Film Boot Camp” website, for friends and the community track the production.

The Film Boot Camp will provide all the tools needed to produce a film with everything from professional Sony and Canon cameras, and state of the art computer editing labs using Final Cut Pro, Adobe, and Logic software.

Veteran filmmaker, Ned Vankevich has designed the camp so that students can choose to make short narrative, experimental, and/or documentary films, as well as music videos, and “audio-video poems.” In addition to creating great visuals the Boot Camp will also focus on the importance of sound and allow students to create original music and rich sound designs. Attention will also be given to creating graphics and titling. Vankevich emphasized, “this is an opportunity to develop creativity in a fun and challenging way.”

The Digital Film Boot amp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday July 6-17th, 2009. Boot Camp registration deadline is July 3rd, 2009.

For more information and to register,call 778-991-9700

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For information about this camp, contact:
Kate Castelo
Tel: 778.991.9700


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