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July 21, 2013

Going for the wow factor

High school students learn at AU filmmakers camp

ANDERSON — Making a movie, even a five-minute one, isn't about just pointing a camera and shooting. It takes technique, battling Mother Nature and finding the right people to put it all together and fund it.

"So many things can go wrong, but so many things go right, too," said Brenton Adcock, 16, of Fishers.

Adcock was a participant in Covenant Productions 2013 Filmmakers Camp that wrapped up Saturday, soaking up all the lessons he could in his quest to become a better filmmaker.

Classes at Anderson University included screenwriting, camera operation, editing, lighting, sound recording and mixing, distribution and more.

Covenant Productions' Don Boggs said second-year students shot and edited their own film while first-year participants edited "The Hunt" — shot by AU students — with guidance from graduate and filmmaker Chris Witt.

Also offering student's lessons from first-hand experience was producer David Kirkpatrick, who once served as Production Chief at Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures.

Some of the students came in with a little experience while others "have never done it before," Boggs said.

Adcock wants "to focus on one thing and get really good at it" and then find other people who are good at their jobs to help him make a great product. Right now, his focus is editing.

In his second year at filmmakers camp, Adcock wanted to see what else AU had to offer.

He has an interest in horror, but isn't aiming for the gore of some modern day films. He said he's thinking more along the lines of "Goosebumps," but less cheesy.

"I want to make movies that will wow people," Adcock said.

"I think we're all going for that reaction," 17-year-old Katy Hagerman of Lapel added. "That wow response."

Hagerman said there are some great story ideas out there that are poorly executed.

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