NFF Teen View Programs Begin

NFF's on-island educational program has existed under the direction of filmmaker and arts educator Jay Craven since 2001, and this year, we expand the program to include an exciting brand-new documentary component, kicking off this weekend with a Cinematography workshop.

Nantucket teens will have the opportunity to experience three writing/filmmaking intensives that invite them to discover a non-fiction story, seek out characters, shape on-screen relationships, and plot dramatic action. For production, students work and rotate in a variety of roles, as directors, cinematographers, sound recordists, editors, and more.

From Friday to Sunday this week, students will learn how cinematographers are instrumental in making films memorable, working with their directors to capture the right moment and to establish a documentary’s look. This weekend workshop will focus on strategies for capturing effective film visuals – and sound. Activities will include hands-on production, where students come to our Friday session with documentary film ideas we’ll brainstorm and plan. On Saturday, students will work in small teams to shoot film and advance their projects. Back at home base we’ll review and discuss material—and plan strategies for editing and further development.

Upcoming labs include editing and a filmmaking intensive, that will take place during NFF18.

Check back for updates on these teens' work, as well as how they'll be involved with this year's festival!