Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dedicated Film Maker

A has been part of a group that has been making a film with her book group, and I think they’ve been having a blast. The CATV studio is so cool, state of the art I would say, and they let the kids have complete access to all the equipment. What’s nice about it all is that the movie is all their creation, from story board, to script, to filming, and finally, editing.

A has the most experience in the group, and the man in charge is very supportive and encouraging of her. Since she understands the process the best, she has had a huge role in the making of this film, from start to finish. They wanted to submit their movie to a contest, and there was still a lot of work to be done. The met over the weekend to do the final filming, and then on Wednesday A went to finalize the editing before the Thursday deadline.

What struck me was how diligent and dedicated she was. Originally she was supposed to go in for an hour to do the editing, but after an hour, it was clear she needed more time. We were supposed to pick up A&I at the school from a half day, but A was still hard at work, so I went alone, got the girls, brought them to the studio, and they got to watch A hard at work. All in all, it took nearly three hours to get it all done. Lucky for us our schedule was flexible, so I told her she could take as much time as she needed, given that the studio would allow her to keep working on their computers (they did). I was proud of her, she really took it seriously and did a fantastic job. Our little girl is growing up.

I love the fact that she’s a take charge kind of person, and was willing to put in the time and effort, despite the presence/distraction of her best friend. She really acted the part of a leader, taking pride in her work. Like her drama teacher said, she sees a director in A, and I can’t help but agree.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to budrowilson for the pic.

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