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Filmmaking camp to be hosted at NMSU

The Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts (CMI) at New Mexico State University will present StoryCasting, a filmmaking camp, June 1-10 on the NMSU main campus.


The 10-day camp is open to southern New Mexico high school students entering their junior or senior year. Admission is by application only and there is no charge due to funding from the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

Participants in StoryCasting will take part in such activities as screenwriting, directing, production, and post-production. Students will have access to industry-standard technology, including high definition video cameras, lighting and sound equipment, THX screening room, and post-production facilities.

"Our goal is to shape the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers here in New Mexico," said Amy Lanasa, creative director for StoryCasting. "The students will gain an understanding of what it takes to bring stories to life in the form of film from the ground up.

Students will have opportunities to work under the guidance of professionals from the digital media industry and get a glimpse of life on a college campus while boarding and dining at NMSU. Participants also will receive hands-on experience as they write the stories for, create and collaborate on four short films featuring stories from New Mexico.

"Until you have handled the equipment and seen what it takes to go from stage to screen, you cannot fully appreciate the end product," Lanasa said.

For more information or to apply for the camp, visit cmi.nmsu.edu/storycasting.