Registration Now Open for the 8th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp

The T Tauri Movie Camp is accepting registrations for its 8th annual
summer youth program. Launched in 2005, T Tauri has offered a wide
variety of workshops related to video production to aspiring filmmakers
up to the age of 18. Workshops range from two to four days.

The 2012 Movie Camp offers three workshops: Acting on Camera,
Claymation, and Script to Screen. Two sections of Acting on Camera will
be offered at the Landers Theater Building, 276 E. Main in downtown
Batesville. The first meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm July 16-18; the
second meets July 19-21, also from 9:00 to 4:00. The workshop is open to
students entering grades 6 through 12. Enrollment is limited to 20.
Workshop tuition is $75 and includes all equipment and supplies.
Students should bring their own lunch and beverages. Workshop
instructors are Jules Taylor, an experienced acting, comedy, improv, and
musical theater instructor; and Michad Holliday, an independent
filmmaker and production specialist for the Arkansas Educational
Television Network.

Claymation will be offered July 23-24 on the campus of UACCB. The
workshop meets from 9 to 4 and is open to students entering grades 4
through 10; enrollment is limited to 18. Workshop tuition is $75 and
includes all equipment and supplies. Instructors include Juli Jackson,
an established media artist working in film, video, photography, and
animation, as well as the writer/director of 45RPM, a feature film set
to premiere early this fall; Reginald Davis, an independent filmmaker
and AETN programmer who also mentors students at Conway High School; and
Dylan Scarbrough, an accomplished film editor and six-year veteran of
the T Tauri program-three as a student and three as a teaching
assistant. Dylan will enroll in the UCA Digital Film Program this fall.

Script to Screen, a narrative filmmaking course, is open to students
entering grades 6 through 12. The workshop takes place July 25-27 from 9
to 4 and July 28 from 9 to noon at UACCB. Students work in small groups
with their instructors to create short narrative films, from concept to
closing credits. Enrollment is limited to 18. Workshop tuition is $100.
Instructors include Michad Holliday, Juli Jackson, and Dylan Scarbrough.

Movie Camp is not a residential program. Students and their parents or
chaperones from outside the area typically take advantage of a discount
rate at the Batesville Comfort Suites–$80/night for two and $85/night
for 3 or 4. The hotel includes an indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room,
and free breakfast. In order to receive the special rate, reservations
must be placed by July 1. In addition to the workshops themselves, the T
Tauri experience also includes an official T Tauri t-shirt, a DVD
featuring all of the movies made at camp in the current year, a “Wrap
Party” cook-out, and a Finale Screening, open to the public, of all of
the workshop films at Independence Hall on the campus of UACCB.

For biographies of instructors, detailed descriptions of workshop
activities and goals, and registration information and forms, go to or call 870-251-1189.

The T Tauri Movie Camp is the youth division of Ozark Foothills
FilmFest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) rural non-profit organization dedicated to
excellence and accessibility in the cinema arts.