This past Tuesday, the Maker/Creator kids built their own speakers in the morning, and Steve Wintercroft Low-Poly animal masks in the afternoon. Afterwards, they took photos wearing their impressive creations, and uploaded them to their own TIFF March Break Blog. Every now and then, the younger campers from Film FUN-damentals would pop in, showing off their gory special effect scars that they painted on themselves! Everyone was having fun with their creations, and I was inspired to build one of those awesome masks myself!
I think it’s amazing that TIFF, like Toronto Youth Shorts, is giving kids the opportunity to experience the filmmaking world at a young age. Film is a medium that captures the creative interests of all ages, and the more hands-on experience you can get, the better! Hopefully these campers will be inspired by their week at TIFF, and will have their films screened at Toronto Youth Shorts in the future! The TIFF March Break Camps run until March 18th.
If any of you TYS filmmakers have younger siblings who want to follow in your footsteps, you should definitely encourage them to sign up for next year's TIFF March Break Camps.