Poetry in Motion


It All Starts with the Words



In the Poetry in Motion Workshop, you'll use a poem you write or pick out as the words for a video that you and your team will create in three workshop sessions!


If you like poetry AND movies, think how much fun you'll have making a movie using the words and ideas of a poem. First you'll choose a poem, looking for one that has a simple story or a clear message. Your team might even decide to write your own. Then you'll decide what kinds of video footage, still pictures, sounds, and music will match the words and bring the poem alive!


You'll film the images with a camcorder and decide how to connect them together. You'll also get to speak the words of the poem for the video--this is called voice acting--and decide if you want to add music, still photos, or words that appear on the screen. Your finished movie will be shown at the T Tauri Film Festival Finale Screening on Saturday evening, July 30. Students who have their own camcorders are encouraged to bring them.


What you'll learn:

  • Basic videography.

  • Basic lighting.

  • Basic audio.

  • Voice recording.

  • Storyboard creation and shot planning.

The registration deadline is July 10, 2011.





For students entering grades 3-8

Maximum enrollment: 10 (5 in morning session, 5 in afternoon session)

Instructor: Juli Jackson

Youth Mentor: Dylan Scarbrough

Student to instructor ratio: 5 to 1



Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20, 9:00 AM-Noon OR 1-4:00 PM






Landers Theater Building (Fellowship Bible Church)

276 E. Main

Downtown Batesville



$40, includes all equipment and supplies, an official T Tauri Film Festival t-shirt, admission to the July 30 Finale Screening, and a DVD of your workshop footage.



1. Print and complete a Registration Form.

2. Print and have your parent or guardian complete a Risk and Consent Form.

3. Mail both forms, along with the $40 workshop fee, to:


    T Tauri Film Festival

    195 Peel Road

    Locust Grove, AR 72550


A registration confirmation will be mailed to the adult whose signature appears on the completed Risk and Consent Form.


Cancellations received on or before June 20, 2011 will qualify for a full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after June 20, 2011.


Click here for a Poetry in Motion Registration Form

Click here for a Risk and Consent Form




Click here for a biography of Juli Jackson, workshop instructor











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