Attention Teen Filmmakers!

Interested in making films but don't know where to begin? Check out these two new titles in the Teen Collection downtown.

Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts by Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols is a great resource for anyone who wants to get started in filmmaking. It not only covers the mechanics but the writing,editing, financing, producing, directing and promotion. The whole process, from conception to final film is spelled out. Its hip language is fun to read and the book is current on all the latest technology. Check out the authors' website to see what other high school students are doing with filmmaking.

Another great new book on filmmaking is Digital Filmmaking for Teens by Pete Shaner and Gerald Everett Jones. The highlight here is a dvd of films made by teens in a workshop in New York. The authors show you how to make high quality digital films without spending a fortune.