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Screening of locally made short films last week

Screening of locally made short films last week

About a month ago, well-known documentary maker James Muir from Coromandel Town presented two short film making workshops in Whitianga. The workshops were attended by students and adults from Mercury Bay and Auckland.

At the first workshop James taught the participants how to shoot video footage and at the second workshop he showed them how to edit the footage. He then sent them away to create their own three minute films. Last Thursday evening 8 May, the films the participants made were screened at the Monkey House Theatre in Whitianga.

The event was well-attended and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the films, covering topics such as the Whitianga skate park, the sea and the beach, the Swim the Beaches fundraiser for the Mercury Bay X-ray machine, tramp skating, a day at Otama Beach, the impact of pesticides on bees and putting a restored fishing vessel to sea. Some of James’s films were also screened.

James was brought to Whitianga by Paula Davies from Creative Mercury Bay.

See Atawhai Charteris's short film on tramp skating below.

 

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