Mobile Film School to Hold Free Student Documentary Workshop in Luling, Texas '08


Mobile Film School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing media arts education to rural and underserved communities, proudly announces its upcoming student workshop in Luling, Texas, from November 8th - 15th, 2008.

Austin, Texas, November 6th, 2008 - Austin's Mobile Film School's filmmaking workshops provides instruction in story development, digital camera operation, video editing, lighting, sound recording, and production management. By the end of each course, students will have produced one short documentary film. Students are encouraged to try a little of everything but have the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest - such as directing or editing - paving the way for future education and employment opportunities. Equipment and study materials are provided to workshop participants, and all meals are served on-site. This allows students and teachers quality time to discuss the film projects and develop strong bonds that last beyond the workshop.

At the end of the workshop the students and MFS will host a community screening on November 15th at the Luling Civic Center (300 E. Austin St, Luling) at 7pm. The screening is FREE and open to the public!

As digital technology plays an increasingly influential role in our global society, MFS believes young people must be media literate if they are to achieve success in today's marketplace. MFS strives to narrow the digital divide in lower income communities and rural North America by increasing access to the art and technology of filmmaking. The effect of MFS' workshops on students' self-esteem is life-changing and transformative.

The Luling workshop will be the MFS's fourth in the Central Texas area. Later this year, the nonprofit plans to expand to other areas of the state. The school is administered and led by industry professionals and offers a wide variety of creative and technology-based programming. MFS fosters future filmmakers who, frame by frame, contribute to the America's rich cinematic and cultural tradition.

For more information contact:

Lisa McWilliams, Executive Director
The Mobile Film School

Philip Goetz, Media Consultant
Texas Media Systems, LTD
4311 Medical Parkway
Austin, TX 78756
512.440.1400 ext 202
512.440.1490 fax