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Create a Film for Ocean Fest

Boys and Girls Club


Learn how to use camcorders and other film-making equipment to advocate for a cleaner Puget Sound. Your film can then be entered in a Youth Story Contest for prizes and awards at the 2nd Annual Ocean Fest event on June 9th, 2019.

Learn the essentials of effective filmmaking from professional film-makers Jacob Christensen and Scott Morris of Waka Waka Studios in Seattle. 

This free Saturday workshop takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the Boys and Girls Club Schatz Branch, 3875 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409. It is open to all middle and high school students residing in Pierce County*. Digital Instructor John Hargis will cover the basic operation and handling of the camcorders and other equipment that can be checked out on a weekly basis.

Registration Deadline: February 16, 2019

At the beginning of this workshop, parents of minor film-makers can register to obtain their Tacoma Public Library card. Upon verification your new library card can be used for the check-out of camcorders, tripods and microphones, courtesy of Tacoma Public Library's Digital Media Lab, located at the Downtown Main Branch: 2201 Tacoma Ave. Tacoma WA 98402. Residents must reside in Pierce County to be eligible*. 

Submissions for the film contest are due no later than April 15th, 2019. For complete contest rules visit the Tacoma Ocean Fest Youth Story FAQs.

Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club and Sponsored by Tacoma Public Library, Waka Waka Studios, Tacoma Ocean Fest and Tacoma Sunrise Rotary. Call (253) 292-2001 ext. 1795 or send email to for more information.

*   Pierce County residency exceptions include Fircrest, Ruston, Carbonado and Roy, WA. Library card verification typically takes place within a week, at which time your library card will be mailed to you. Tacoma Public Library strongly recommends obtaining your library card prior to this workshop.

Suitable for:
Grades 5-8
Technology Training

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