Lights, camera, action!
21 young film makers are setting the scene at Tallahassee Community College.
Nims Middle School and Gadsden County students are learning how to create films using state of the art equipment through Operation Filmmaker.
President/CEO of The Character & Heritage Institute, Gail Rossier said,
"They go in the field, we teach the technicality of the equipment and cameras and they do their own lighting, then they come back and we put them in post."
Educators say the program is an eye opener for the students.
"It's been a great experience we are making movies but it's not just about making movies, there are certain things you have to do", said Nims Middle School student Justin Sims.
The students are involved in the entire process from concept to completion, they chose their topics, conduct interviews and edit the ten minute film.
Nims Middle School student Taylor Ballard said, "There are certain things you might want to do and that you actually have a chance to do like a message to get out, now you can get it out."
Operation Filmmaker isn't just about making a movie.
"They learn values, they learn leadership, honesty, respect and responsibility, they have 6 hallmarks and every time they leave that door, they need to be repeated and instill them on them everyday", said Rossier.
At the end of the four weeks the students will show off their masterpieces on the big screen at a red carpet premiere on August 2 at 6pm in the Turner Auditorium.
"Operation Filmmaker" is entirely free for these students. The program is funded through theTCC Foundation and Student Affairs.
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