Lights, Camera, Action!

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Award winning filmmaker, Amanda Danziger (also known as FPC Bethlehem’s Contemporary Music Assistant) will be giving a local workshop along with filmmaker Zachary Hartzell of ZACH studios on March 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by The Creative Arts Dept and is open to anyone who wants to learn the basics of video production. The cost is $50 and you can register here.

By Amanda Danziger

It all began when I was a student at Drexel University. My cousin who worked at a church in State College invited me to check out a trip to Byimana, Rwanda during the summer of 2008. With the support of my church family here at FPCB, I was able to get my ticket and fly! I felt really thankful for this opportunity and I wanted to bring back something to show my supporters as a thank you. With all the money I had in my bank account I bought a used $300 camera from Best Buy and set out to film a short documentary called “Umuryango.”

When I came back, I was hooked on the idea of linking together volunteer work and film. I recognized the overwhelming power of film as a medium to confront western culture with the raw living conditions of the third world. That’s when I started my documentary film organization, Ferasha Films. Since starting my organization I have created two other documentary films, “Threads of Hope,” and most recently my award-winning film, “The Backyard Philly Project.”

On March 22, 2014 I am teaming up with local filmmaker, Zachary Hartzell. We’ll be giving a one-day video production workshop – to teach the basics of shooting and lighting, storyboarding, and editing. If you’re interested in the world of video production --- whether you are creating home videos of your kids, or want to create a video for a ministry here at FPCB --- please sign up for this one-day workshop. You will be glad you did! Plus there will be snacks, just bring your own lunch. If you have any questions e-mail me: adanziger@fpc-bethlehem.org

Hope to see you there!

-Amanda

Amanda Danziger is the Oasis Contemporary Music Assistant here at FPCB. She is also an award winning filmmaker (Drexel University 40 under 40, Philadelphia Geek Awards) and a lover of photography. Tweet to her @danzigerfilm.