Oh, I can feel the competition breathing down my neck already!
Nonetheless, I'm all for plugging the KIDS FIRST "Film Critics" boot camp which revs up in the next few weeks.
Do you think that your kid has what it takes to become a movie reviewer?
Or, at least a cub reporter along the lines of Lois Lane or Jimmy Olsen at the Daily Planet?
If your tween-aged child has a hankering to be the next Roger Ebert, there’s a camp where they can train to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to one day attain that goal.
KIDS FIRST is offering up its 2nd Film Critics Boot Camp this summer in four cities across the country - Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Annapolis and Santa Fe (June & July).
For those who are not familiar with KIDS FIRST, the organization has a web site for kids where they can log in and participate in every aspect of the film industry.
Smart intelligent children - keen on filmmaking - even vote on movies each year and give them a popcorn rating!
Creating the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp was a natural next step for the 20-year-old organization, according to the organizers of the annual event.
In essence, the budding young stars are taught how to judge and critique media - and likewise - how to perform on-camera.
Kids ages 8 to 13 will get a chance to watch the latest films, meet film critics, and learn interview techniques.
In sum, the boot camp affords up-and-coming raw filmmaking talents (and critics) how to develop their creative skills.
And, they will do just that, under the tutelage of professionals in the field.
The goal is to help tweens build self confidence while they develop skills that will stay with them a lifetime.
A successful well-known 1st assistant director - Janet Davidson - is one of the teachers that will be at the helm at boot camp this summer.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
1614 Paseo de Peralt
Sante Fe NM
June 13th – 17th
519 Central N.W.
June 20th – 24th
The Georgian Hotel
1415 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
July 11th – July 15th
107 Annapolis St., Ste J,
July 18th – July 22nd
Early Registration $479
Materials, snacks, and lunches inclusive
Ages 8 - 13
Maximum 25 children per class
(some partial scholarships available)