Congratulations to Catherine, Claire, Daly and Julia winners of the first ever Teen Book Trailer Video Contest! Here are their winning videos.
First Place: Ingo
For it's creative cinemetography including underwater scenes, this video shares First Place. Filmmakers Julia Cornacchia and Catherin Gorey demonstrate excellence in storyboarding, script writing and directing. Ingo tells the story of Sapphy, who hears the call of the sea in this fantasy tale of longing, mystery and magic.
First Place: Room
Filmmakers Claire & Daly Naughton share First Prize for their dramatic and suspenseful retelling of this dark and twisted tale of a captive woman and her young son. This video demonstrated excellence in video production, notable editing and strong performances by the actors.
Check out this new book trailer, created by budding filmmaking geniuses from the Darien Library.
You may now enter the Stories & Shorts Teen Book Trailer Contest to win fabulous prizes and become a world famous director!! Or at least get started as a film maker aynway...
To enter our first Teen Book Trailer Video Contest, fill out the attached form AFTER you've finished making your movie and hand it in to a Teen Services Librarian before August 5th, 2011. You've got ALL SUMMER LONG to make your movies - good luck!
Winners will be announced at the Stories & Shorts Award Ceremony on Monday, August 22nd at 7 PM
Ariel Aberg-Riger, Chief Creative Officer, Fourth Story Media (NY)
Alice Look, Acting Managing Producer at A&E Television Networks
Manny Perez, Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Productions (CT)
Best Book Trailers
Thursday, June 30 at 1 PM in the Teen Lounge
Learn film-making techniques to plan, shoot, and edit a teaser about a book you love.
This contest is a part of Teen Summer Reading. Entry forms are now available in the Teen Lounge, at the Welcome Desk or as a pdf on the website.
Can't wait to see what you make!
The winner of the 2011 Teen Talent Competition, "So you think you can do something?"
Thank you to all who came that night it was a great success and fun was had by all. Everyone did a wonderful job and we hope to see you all next year!
Check out this video made today by a couple of teens in the teen lounge!
Over a year ago, the world was in awe when news surfaced about Microsoft's latest gaming project, codename NATAL. Everyone wondered what wizardry Microsoft had up their sleeves. The demo videos seemed too real to be true, only a fleeting dream in a distant future. Well guess what? That future is now! Microsoft has released the finished product called Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360, just in time for the holidays.
Kinect brings games to life in a way never experienced before. According to Microsoft, "You are the controller. No gadgets, no gizmos, just you!"
So teens, come experience Kinect at Darien Library in the Teen Lounge!
Also, don't forget to Like us on Facebook and check the video after the jump!
Cookies designed by you!
We Love Wednesday and we love cookies!
Stop by the Teen Lounge today at 3:30 p.m. to decorate your very own snacks!
We Love Wednesdays and we love our new blue glittery duct tape wallets.
Ali interviewed a librarian (...ok, it's me) about what it's like to be a librarian (*spoiler alert: it rocks and so does Ali's movie.) She made the movie, which remixes the interview, as part of the AV Club. The next AV Club meeting is on October 19 at 3 p.m.