OLATHE NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL, Kansas, 8 July 2014 — Two of my students from Olathe Northwest High School work on their documentary at a local music store. I’m spending the week here with more than a dozen high school students, a number of whom are freshmen with little or no previous training. What they do have, however, is a powerful desire to learn the craft. So we’re covering it all, from composition to controlling idea to shooting and interviewing, to character and dramatic arc. In other words: The Works.
(Photo by Bill Gentile)