Newbery Film Festival – Cameras, Curriculum, and Classes

Are you planning to make a submission to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? Do you need some help? The library is here for you!

The 90-Second Newbery is an annual video contest in which kids and teens create movies that tell the entire stories of a Newbery-winning (or honor) book  in  90 seconds or a little bit longer. Learn all the details.

Teachers and Families

Hardware is hardly a problem, when you have a library card.

  • The Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library has a Digital Media Lab (DML) where you can…
    • Check out video cameras
    • Borrow audio recording equipment
    • Reserve a computer with movie editing software.

Learn from the masters

  • Need guidance? Schedule a training session with our DML mentors to learn the basics. Educators, families, individuals are all welcome. Topics include…
    • How to use the camera
    • Storyboarding, narrative, and pre-production skills
    • Basic editing
    • Adapting a book into a script
  • Email sholloway@tacomalibrary.org AND jhargis@tacomalibrary.org to make an appointment. Learn more about the Digital Media Lab.

Outreach
We welcome you to request a visit to have a library representative visit your school or organization to present about the 90-second Newbery Film Festival to students, staff, or parents.

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