Deaf Lens: These Walls Are Signing!
August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$515
Member Price: 480
Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2
Instructor: Stacy Lawrence
Age Group: 11-15
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass
Calling would-be filmmakers! In this two-week-long camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers get an incredible opportunity to create short films! Under the careful guidance of seasoned filmmakers who sign in American Sign Language, we will create shot lists and schedules, direct five-minute short films, receive encouraging feedback & helpful suggestions during projects, and edit films on Final Cut Pro. Additionally, we will caption our films and learn how to work with sound. We will also explore cinematography & editing techniques in traditional filmmaking & Deaf Lens approaches, and how to portray deaf characters in films. From a deaf perspective, we live in interesting times that include language deprivation and oppression. This year special attention will be given to exploring deaf history and how culture influences arts, and how activism can transform & impact Rochester’s community. By the end of this workshop, we will have developed creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills to go along with our newfound technical expertise. We will showcase our final films for parents and families on Friday, August 28th!