This story courtesy of the San Juan Update -
Over the weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2016, the Friday Harbor Film Festival together with Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School held the first ever 24 Hour Young Filmmaker’s Experience, where several teams of high school and middle school students created their own short films within a 24 hour time frame.
The event began at 11:00 AM on Saturday, when all the students gathered for the instruction and game plan at the new S.T.E.M. center at FHHS, were given some video gear, and then sent away at noon to do their planning, shooting and editing.
On Sunday at noon, all finished projects were due and everyone again came to the S.T.EM. center to view the results.
In case you are unfamiliar with filmmaking, just know that it can be extremely difficult to come up with an idea, shoot it, edit it, and present it within a 24 hour time frame, but all of these kids did exactly that. You can see their videos below.
This exercise was intended as a “get your feet wet” kind of experience for the F.H. Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers’ Project, which will be a part of the 2016 FH Film Festival and will award a $500 scholarship for best films.
Here are this past weekend’s films:
First, Pickpocket Gone Wrong by Orcas Island’s Leo Miller -
HoboSlowMo by Tawan Edholm, Julian Rich, Wesley Rich and Alex Frampton -
Friday Harbor: A Day in the Life of Friday Harbor and San Juan Island, by Kendrick Dong -
Dogs Deserve Love by Sage Grant -
Home Coming by Gemma Richard and Robby Miller -