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Monday November 26, 2018 at 1:48pm Age: 178 days
Category: High School, District


Minisink Valley High School is seeking members for its Film Society, which is comprised of a group of students who have a passion for making films whether it’s through acting, editing, screenwriting or being behind the camera.


The club will next meet this Wednesday, Nov. 28 after school in Room 212 until 3:30 p.m.


“In the Film Society, one can not only work in different roles, but also get the experience of collaborating with others,” said student Ryan Schanzenbacher. “Along with making films, one will also have the chance to travel with the society to go see new and upcoming films, submit projects into film festivals and meet people actually involved in the film industry.”


Adviser Jonathan Bond said the student-centered club has seen tremendous growth and evaluation over the past few years.


“The students’ hard work and dedication consistently inspire me, and I also feel I have learned in the process,” he added. “It is a club that is defined and marked by continual growth and collaboration.”


Starting somewhere 


Student Ryan Fogler felt the club offers aspiring filmmakers an opportunity to “start somewhere,” similar to great filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and Stanley Kubrick.


“When you look at us, we're not all that different from them when they started,” Ryan said.  “Film society is not only a club, it's a starting point.”


'Creative liberty'


Student Emilie Hutton also felt the Film Society is a place which allows students to “have creative liberty.”


“Any ideas we come up with and want to put into a film, everyone is right behind us to offer collaboration,” she said. “No matter how ‘out there’ the premise is, I know the other club members will be there to help and offer insight.”


This student trio’s recent film is titled “Ms. Kepler’s House.” They felt their work offers people a sneak peek of what the Film Society is capable of producing. To view it, visit: