by Mary Alice Carnes, Community Relations Director
Theatre Action Project needs your help. We are searching for donations of your old Super 8 movie camera. We’re gearing up for a fun Lights, Camera, Action TAP After School program at an area school and the equipment is perfect for teaching students about specific aspects of filmmaking.
In 1967, when my older brother graduated from high school, my parent’s gift to mark his achievement, was a sleek looking Super 8. And what’s a movie camera with a neato movie screen and projector too?
With that super cool camera my brother shot scenes of his night time graduation party held in our back yard. You can see family members and friends waving over at him as they dance away at the music that was playing. The other big memory I have, is of my bro’s Super 8 film of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, who came to Padre Island–we grew up in Corpus Christi–to dedicate Padre as a national seashore in 1968. Watching the film of her on our beach was so exciting. This officially made us a home movies family.
This week’s Lights, Camera, Action TAP summer camp is a testament to the inspiration TAVE gives students to be Creative Artists, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders when learning the craft of filmmaking.
Won’t you help TAP students hone their craft by donating your Super 8 camera? Please contact us by calling 512-442-8773 or contacting, Cassie Swayze, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.