Student Screenwriting Workshop
DIGICOM will be expanding its Student Screenwriting workshop as we reach out to high school filmmakers from ACROSS THE COACHELLA VALLEY.
As soon as school is out this summer we will host two week-long screenwriting workshops to committed students that want to hone their storytelling and script writing skills. The weeks will be staggered to accommodate the end-of-the-school-year schedules from the districts across the valley. Date, time, and location details will be sent to our school contacts.
High school students from Palm Springs Unified, Desert Sands Unified, and Coachella Valley Unified schools will join DIGICOM's professional trainers to explore narrative structure, format, visual storytelling, development of story, and the authentic voice of the author over the course of the week. We're looking forward to an amazing, creative learning experience!
This month we sat down with Georgia Terlaje in her classroom at Della S. Lindley (DSL) Elementary. Even before becoming a DIGICOM Fellow this year, Georgia was a DIGICOM leader. Three years ago, Georgia launched the DSL Engineer Report; a bi-monthly video news magazine created and produced by DSL students. The Report is broadcast to all the classrooms across the school, informing and entertaining the staff and students as it builds a sense of community.
As Desert X's Education Program Partner, DIGICOM engaged high school art and video students in the Palm Springs Unified School District in a unique collaboration with internationally renowned artists participating in the inaugural biennial. DIGICOM students have been creating short documentaries about both their educational experience learning about the artists' professional creative practice, as well as the dynamic installation process of these site-specific sculptures. This eye-opening experience for the students presented a compelling opportunity for these international artists to inspire and be inspired by these young artistic minds of tomorrow.
DIGICOM hosted its first Coachella Valley-wide High School Narrative Filmmaking Symposium, March 29th at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theaters). The Symposium served as the launch for a new DIGICOM collaboration between students from school districts across the Coachella Valley. With over 225 students in attendance from Palm Springs High School, Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Mt. San Jacinto High School, Indio High School, Shadow Hills High School, Coachella Valley High School, West Shores High School, La Familia High School and Desert Mirage High School, the event was groundbreaking!
On WEDNESDAY MAY 24 from 6 - 8 pm, at the Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School, DIGICOM will present the DIGICOM X High School Film Festival With Short Films From Across the Coachella Valley, plus the premiere of our new documentary - Lights, Camera, Music.
This is the first year that DIGICOM will bring high school students from across the Coachella Valley to DIGICOM X to screen their films and we could not be more excited! We are also eager to be able to premier our first featurette documentary, a behind-the-scenes story about a Coachella Valley Student Summer Rock and Roll Camp.
Prepare to be inspired when you see the talents of our valley's youth come together! Doors will open at 6:00 with festivities to follow the screening!