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Workshop to feature renown sound editor

Youth interested in filmmaking will have the chance to do so during a weeklong class at the Brewery Arts Center where they will receive instruction from experts including a well-known award-winning sound editor.

“It was a huge success last year,” said Donna Walden, who will lead the course. “So it’s back by popular demand.”

The workshop is part of the Northern Nevada Film Factory, a club of filmmakers and animators.



During the course of the week, students ages 12 to 20 will write, edit, produce and act in a film that will be screened on the final day of the workshop.

“The demand for kids to learn the art of film is growing,” Walden said. “This age of kids are very proficient with technology. They’re very easy to work with.”



John Phillips, award-winning sound editor and designer for Hollywood blockbusters including “Rain Man,” “Mississippi Burning,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Hoosiers,” and “Big Business” will be making a guest appearance at workshop.

Recipient of a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Sound for “Mississippi Burning,” Phillips will be sharing his Hollywood experiences with youth at the workshop.

The course begins Monday at the Brewery Arts Center where participants will be divided into groups to create a script.

During the five days, they will learn basic animation instruction, acting in a dramatic short film, moderating a documentary, proper operation and care of cameras, editing, and working together as a crew.

The workshop will conclude Friday with a screening of their work, which will be open to parents, family and peers. Each participant will leave with a DVD of his or her film.

Independent filmmakers Janie Chesney and Brandon Chesney will return to help with instruction.

The workshop runs 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Cost is $250, Northern Nevada Film Club Members receive a $25 discount.


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