High school students had such a great time in the MyFi class in fall of 2012, one student said, “I never know filmmaking could be so much fun. I learned more in these ten weeks than anywhere else!”
MyFi is a new partnership between the Media Arts Council and the Media Youth Center where Center Director Brent Hill says, “The hope is to harness some of the energy young people have for digital arts and the internet and help them channel it into meaningful film projects.” New classes start this spring in Media. Completed student MyFi films will be screened for the public as part of the 6th annual Media Film Festival in April 2013.
MyFi instructor, local filmmaker and professor of communication at Villanova University, Hezekiah Lewis was impressed with the diligences and creativity of the students.
MyFi students wrote a narrative film called Imagine about the importance of high school friendship. Students participated hand-on as crew members. They also learned screenplay writing, acting and directing, plus technical aspects like camera operation, set lighting, design and film editing.
Classes meet Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Media Youth Center, February 27th through May 8th 2013. Tuition is $225.00 and there are scholarships available thanks in part to a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Council. For registration or more information contact the Media Youth Center at (610) 566 5877 or visitwww.mediayouthcenter.com and www.mediaartscouncil.org