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Students will learn the basics of screenwriting for film, including staging scenes, generating dialogue, and developing action. Students will explore a wide variety of work from carefully curated screenwriters and will participate in writing activities, craft exercises, and experiences designed to inspire their imaginations. This camp will be facilitated by two local writers: Peter Mountford is a published writer and educator, and Kalee Quiñones is a freelance film editor; it will also feature guest teaching artists. This camp will culminate with a performance of student work and the option for students to contribute a chosen piece to a digital anthology of their work.
This camp will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom.
Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time
Duration: 1 week
Term: Scribes 2021
Start Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 07/16/2021
Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maximum Class Size: 15
Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.
Kalee is a Seattle filmmaker who loves all aspects of the storytelling process. She has extensive experience working on sets as a Data Wrangler and Script Supervisor. She has also worked as an Assistant Editor for the Daytime Emmy Award-Winning web series, Red Bird, popular YouTube channel CUT, REI, T-Mobile, and Lee Jeans.
Her true passion lies in writing and directing her own projects. She released her debut short film, E 1200, in 2017 and is currently writing, producing, and co-directing a music video for local music artist, Stres.