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Stars are born at film boot camp

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Connor Dunwoodie says film and theater are in his blood, literally.

"My aunt is a producer up in Hollywood and I'm probably going to move in with her soon," said Dunwoodie.

The Albany Area YMCA is hosting a filmmaking boot camp. Here kids and teens learn the art of script writing and shooting.  What they learn will play out on film as they produce their own short movies.

"I like doing all this because I make movies all the time, so I thought this was a good opportunity for me and my friends," said Dunwoodie.

Camp director Abe Mohammadione says teaching this generation about film is important and kids shouldn't be discouraged to explore the world of filmmaking and movies.

"I think a lot of people think it's not accessible to them or there's such a high learning curve, but what we've seen here over the course of four days, so far, we have ten short films created by the students," said Mohammadione.

After the campers get done shooting there film, they actually come back and use some pretty fancy gadgets to edit their work like MacBooks and software such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

Camper Adonis Price says the camp is preparing him for his dreams of sitting in the director's chair someday.

"I want to direct in the future and I want to get experience with everything. I don't want to tell somebody to do something without knowing, myself, what I'm telling them to do," said Price.

At the end of the week, the campers will debut their films to the community. All they ask for is fans to come out and take a look at their hard work.

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