RecTech Youth Media interns attended a full day “Crash Cinema” workshop at SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, as a way for our winter quarter teens to jump in and get hands-on experience in short film production. The teens were given prompts for their films that all participants had to use: the genre was Film Noir, one of the characters had to be named Bobo, a slice of bread was used as a prop, and everyone was required to use this line of dialogue “I’ll give you a million bucks to stop crying.”
Each group brainstormed a script in the morning, then filmed and edited it in the afternoon. Teens from all over Seattle participated and nearly filled the SIFF theater at the end of the day when we all came back together to screen the short films the teens produced.
Allison, Cheyenne, and JJ decided to edit their film in black and white and use French subtitles to add to the Film Noir atmosphere. Their film, “Larmes de Sang,” was conceived, shot, and edited in one day. You can view this impressive first effort at https://vimeo.com/rectechseattle. Please let the teens know how much you like their first film with a comment here or on our VIMEO site!