The AWIP Media Department, is committed to providing high quality training in all areas of film, photography, and graphic design. Students of all experience-levels will be inspired and challenged. While we have a course offering in film being offered currently, we will be adding workshops in photography and graphic design throughout the year.
Film and the Art of Storytelling
In this class, students will be taught the basics of cinematography and story creation. Broken into 2 parts, pre-production and production, they will learn how to operate a camera, basic rules of composition and lighting, directing, and sound design. They will then write and produce their own short film under the guidance of a professional cinematographer using some of the latest technology in the industry.
We will talk about the many facets of filmmaking as story telling, including what it means to view film as art and how to engage secular culture from the view of God as creator and artist. Taking time to dive deep into our own stories, we’ll think about our lives in terms of the stories we’ve already written and have yet to write. Everyone has a story to tell, some are fun and exciting and others are broken and painful, and we’ll look at what it means to be authentic and true to those stories. Taught by Chad Bowditch.
Chad Bowditch studied film at Calvin College, with an emphasis on direction and media production.Upon leaving school, Chad employed his passion for film compiling a mini-documentary for Congresswomen Virginia Foxx of North Carolina and now is professional wedding videographer and freelancer. He continues learning new techniques and is studying to be a professional colorist. He believes it’s not the camera that counts, but the creativity behind the camera.
Check out this video, filmed and produced by the last workshop Chad held with us. Students in the film class will create something similar in this course, except that it will be an original film that they write and direct together. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to participate as Chad will customize the class to meet the needs of the students, whether beginners or experienced. Recommended for ages 12-18, although students ages 10-12 may participate if approved.