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LEARNING THE ART OF FILMMAKING WITH THE MEDIA YOUTH FILM INITIATIVE (MyFi)
MYFI 2015 Students
MyFi In The News
MyFI ended on a good note and they are featured in the Philly Tribune.
Media Youth Film Initiative
The Media Youth Film Initiative, MyFi, a unique film making opportunity is beginning its third year of teen film classes. “Filmmaking is an incredible team experience where everyone brings their individual gift, supports other team members and works to create a film,” says Hezekiah Lewis, Professor Communications at Villanova University and MyFi’s lead instructor,
"MyFi students work as a film production crew which requires both individual creativity and a willingness to be part of a highly collaborative process." Lewis, an award winning filmmaker, says the teens get hands on experience in screenplay writing, acting and directing, as well as some of the more technical aspects of the craft such as camera operating, set lighting, sound recording and film editing.
The reward for young moviemakers is to have their finished product screened alongside the work of professional filmmakers at the 2015 Media Film Festival at the historic Media Theatre. D.J. Gleason, a Penncrest High School student and MyFi veteran, says that’s the payoff. "It’s a really great experience. Prof. Lewis teaches you all you need to know while still giving you enough freedom to make the project your own. Seeing your film up on the big screen and getting to see the audience reaction is great."
Darryl Ridgeway, assistant MyFi instructor, is impressed with the diligence and creativity of the students. "Filmmaking builds new skills as well as confidence and an ability to work as a team. Each semester the student films are a stronger statement of their ideas and personal experiences."
No previous experience is necessary, just the desire to create a great film and work with others.
MyFi is a partnership between the Media Arts Council and the Media Youth Center. Classes meet Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Media Youth Center’s Strine Learning Center, October 2nd through December 11th.
Tuition is $195.00 and there are generous scholarships available. For registration or more information contact the Media Youth Center at (610) 566 5877 or Media Arts Council at (484) 840 3622