Flood Gallery Programs
Eliada Home Film Project
The Eliada Home Film Project is the product of Flood Fine Arts Center
Youth Programs, designed and created by Gabriel Johnson, and the Flood
Board of Directors. The Youth Program is one of many programs created
by the Flood Fine Art Center that have been designed to bring art and
art education to our community. It is a statistical fact that art promotes
individuality, bolsters self-confidence, and improves overall academic
performance in kids. Art teaches kids to be more tolerant and open, and
allows them to express themselves creatively. For this reason, the Youth
Program is a very important part of the Flood Fine Arts Center.
What is it?
The Eliada Home Film Project is a class taught at Eliada Home, in which
the students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and then, using
these fundamentals, will write, direct, act in, and produce their own
In the past, because of the cost of equipment, film, cameras, actors,
etc., filmmaking was something that could only be done with an enormous
budget and an extensive knowledge of film techniques. While there is still
an enormous amount of knowledge to learn about filmmaking, recent developments
in digital video and home computers have made it possible for anyone,
with a little training, to make a film.
Film can be a very expressive art form, ranging from the very emotionally
dramatic, to comedy, to philosophy and theoretical science. Film has become
an essential part of our cultural understanding, and therefore it is important
to understand the significance of this.
Throughout this class, students will learn some of the language of filmmaking,
use of technology (digital video cameras and computers), and the basics
of cinematography, and the fundamentals of scripting, storyboarding, shooting
and producing a film. And when its all over, the product will be
an original short film, created by the students and staff.
When the film is finally finished, we will submit it to the Asheville
Film Festival and there will be a special screening at the Flood Gallery
in which members of the community will be invited to come view the film
and talk with the filmmakers.
In the first month of the class, we will be in the classroom learning
from books, handouts and watching examples of films. We will also be hearing
from local filmmakers such as Chris Bower, whose new film MOON EUROPA
is being filmed right now in Asheville and was featured in the Mountain
Xpress. We will also hear from producers and actors working in the film
Eliada Home Film Project 2006
The second month will be focused on actually creating a film. We will
begin by making a shooting script and storyboard and preparing for the
actual shooting. This stage is called pre-production. During
this month, we will take one Saturday and spend the entire day doing all
the shooting for the film. Because we are limited in our timeframe for
shooting, we must be fully prepared. The pre-production stage will be
of the utmost importance. Once the filming is done, we will edit and add
music and credits to the film. This is called the post-production
stage. All of this will take place on the campus of Eliada Home.