Remembering the departed Boomerang
By Margarita Kuzmina | January 20, 2018
Almost four months have passed since the day when the XII Boomerang Forum closed in the ARCC “Eaglet”. Let us recall the brightest moments of the Forum.
Lights! Camera! Action! The XII All-Russian Open Forum of Children’s and Youth Screen Art is for the second time held on the basis of the All-Russian Children’s Center «Eaglet» in the camp «Star». Three hundred participants from 41 regions of the country gathered on the Black Sea coast to do their favorite thing. Animators, photographers, representatives of TV and film management worked non-stop all the fourth month of the summer.
Five feature films, nine social videos, thirteen animated films and about 100 TV stories are all the works of ordinary schoolchildren who are in love with the camera, microphone and film editing.
But, not only the work was done by the children. A lot of interesting meetings were made at «Boomerang»: Sergei Miroshnichenko, Irina Garkusha, Tatyana Miroshnik, Valery Tkachev, Ksenia Dragunskaya, Dmitry Borisov, Vladimir Grammar and many other specialists of screen creativity conducted interesting master classes and showed their works.
To film a direct speech, process a photo, “build” a house or reduce the sound in the film? Nothing would have happened without the most important participants of the forum — the curators of the directions. All the time, they instructed the children, inspired them and did not let them make mistakes. With a firm hand they controlled the process, not forgetting to leave children a place for creativity and new ideas.
I am happy that I attended an event of this level. I met great, magnificent and unusual masters of their crafts. I was inspired by the works and am ready to create my own until the next «Boomerang».
The «Boomerang» was closed by the professionals of the media center. Now they are not only schoolchildren, now they are operators, actors, correspondents, sounders, editors, illuminators, animators and directors. The forum is not forgotten, it says goodbye.
Written by Anastasia Mikhailova, League of Young Journalists of the Kirov Region