North Georgia: Foundation Campers make movie trailers with film festival director

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During the recent two-week Foundation Camp, 13- and 14-year-old participants got to try their hand at filmmaking under Rome International Film Festival Director Seth Ingram on the Georgia Highlands College campus.

The trailers are the product of student work, camp founder and dean of humanities at GHC Jon Hershey said. The trailers can be found on the camp’s Facebook page.

The first, titled “Forgive and Forget,” is about two friends who grow apart and one ends up bullying the other. The clip ends with the two boys learning to mend their broken relationship and becoming friends again.

The second movie trailer is for a thriller film titled “The Highlands Wolfman.” The clip shows two campers on the run from a (fake) ax-wielding half man, half wolf who stalks the camp.

The moviemaking session was a fresh take on a stop-motion animation session, according to Greg Shropshire of 100 Black Men and another co-founder of the camp. Camp organizers are constantly bringing in new ideas and sessions to introduce students to different things and keep the camp from becoming stagnant, Shropshire said.

“By exposing them to new things it opens up other possibilities,” Shropshire said. The 100 Black Men organization tries to keep up with the students throughout the school year, he added, and more than half of the camp counselors once attended the camp themselves. Organizers waned to give these kids a positive experience on a college campus, Hershey said. See more at Northwest Georgia News.

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