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Blockbuster Books: Teens Make Trailers


How to make good movies; a non-technical handbook for those considering the ownership of an amateur movie camera and for those already actively engaged in movie making who want to improve the interest and quality of their personal film records.,How to make good movies., Digital ID 1105811, New York Public LibraryHow to make good movies., Digital ID 1105811, New York Public LibraryI'm sure you've heard of blockbuster movies, but have you read a blockbuster book? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary online, a blockbuster is one that is notably expensive, effective, successful, large or extravagant. For example, the Harry Potter series of books and movies were blockbusters. Other blockbusters from the past include The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and The Lightning Thief and other Percy Jackson and the Olympians books by Rick Riordan.

Borrowing from the blockbuster phenomenon, The New York Public Library will be hosting several teen programs in the branch libraries called Blockbuster Books and, we just happen to be sponsoring one of these programs at the Morris Park Library starting this coming Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00 pm. If you are intersted in screenwriting and learning the mechanics of film editing, stop by and join the fun.

The program is open to teens 12-18. Sessions will be October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2012. Come in and join teaching artist, Anya Hoyer from the Center for Arts Education as she helps you create a book trailer using music and more. Learn how a movie script is created, write your own script with the other participants, shoot it, and edit it into a finished product.

Here are several works of fiction where the main characters love to act, direct and write!

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