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Celebrate DCT’s historical movie legends with Makin’ Movies On Demand!

**Update**

Attendees of Makin’ Movies on Demand 2013

 

Laura

Laura Witkowski and her mom, Mary Witkowski enjoyed Laura’s Makin’ Movies video entitled “Bananastan”.

Amari

Amari Jackson on the right along with Kenya, Kinsley and Kennedy Hildreth enjoyed viewing Amari’s Makin’ Movies video entitled “Shield of Dreams”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, October 19
FREE!

The DCT Academy’s ever popular Makin’ Movies class is 25!  DCT’s very first employee, veteran actor, and Artist-in-Residence, Karl Schaeffer created this class 25 years ago and it is still gowing strong.  Many of the Makin’ Movies students are all grown up now.  Would you like to reminisce about your Makin’ Movies days?  If you or your child took a video class at DCT in the last 25 years and would like to see your video on the big screen then this event is for YOU!

“TV Sitcom” and “Lights, Camera, Action!” classes, 1991, commercial for a Spy Door

 

Fun facts about DCT’s Makin’ Movies classes:

  • The first Makin’ Movies class began in June of 1989.
  • DCT’s classes have been shot on Super 8 movie film, VHS, S-VHS, Digital 8, Mini DV and HD.
  • The Makin’ Movies Archive consists of films and videos made from the following classes: Makin’ Movies; TV Sitcom; Lights, Camera Action; DCT Summer Video camps.
  • Schaeffer’s most noted student to date is Evan Daugherty, who has quickly established himself as a screenwriter to watch in Hollywood with projects such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent, and Ninja Turtles.  Daugherty was Schaeffer’s teaching assistant from 1994-2000. (Evan is the narrator in the video above!)
  • Since 1989 DCT has made 238 videos (52 TV Sitcom/Lights Camera Action programs, 137 Makin’ Movies Videos, 49 Summer Video Camp videos)

  The 2012 Summer Session 2 Makin’ Movies class in “Swine Flew”

Front row left to right Ben as Mental Mashuga, Mad Scientist; Dalton as Julian Smith, the Pignapper; Uanne as Zia Sidekick, Lab Assistant and Jack as Zonkout Analysis, Scientist Back row: Jace as Belth Allusis, Biololgist; Red as Bihan, Sub Zero Cyborg; Austin as Bobby the Not Bright Spartan; Connor as Sarge, Not Bright Sargeant; Jacqueline as Alexa Degree, Pig Lawyer and Finley as Greedy Guts, Little Pig

Front row left to right Ben as Mental Mashuga, Mad Scientist; Dalton as Julian Smith, the Pignapper; Uanne as Zia Sidekick, Lab Assistant and Jack as Zonkout Analysis, Scientist
Back row: Jace as Belth Allusis, Biololgist; Red as Bihan, Sub Zero Cyborg; Austin as Bobby the Not Bright Spartan; Connor as Sarge, Not Bright Sargeant; Jacqueline as Alexa Degree, Pig Lawyer and Finley as Greedy Guts, Little Pig

Makin’ Movies On Demand is a free event run by Schaeffer himself who will take requests for screenings. Schaeffer will search the archive to find a video that matches your request to be presented.  Please include the student’s name, and any of the following information you recall: video title, character and/or approximate year/semester the video was made.  Videos will be screened on a first come, first served basis.

Event Details:

MAKIN’ MOVIES ON DEMAND
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:30am -11:30am
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5938 Skillman Street, Dallas, Texas 75231.

To request your screening please email Karl at karl.schaeffer@dct.org!

See you at the movies!

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