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Help support professionals and high school students team up on a collaborative short film and film apprenticeship in Newton, MA!

In April 2010, Workbench Productions offers a Film Apprenticeship for high school students at Newton North and Newton South to gain invaluable filmmaking experience during the shoot of Adam Underground.

This no-cost Apprenticeship is already enabling 46 Newton High school students to work closely both through observation and hands-on work in the creation of a professional 23 min short film.

Paired with a member of the crew, the students will be using their creative, technical, and practical knowledge to gain varied experience from designing sets to learning about complex lighting set-ups and sound recording, and even acting in featured roles alongside professional SAG actors.

The mission of the Apprenticeship is to provide students with the inside knowledge and inspiration to generate their own large-scale creative projects.

We are relying on community and individual donations to make this project a reality. We are looking to raise the last $2,000-5,000 of our $40,000 budget.

The donations will go towards paying our crew members (experienced in both filmmaking and film education) a fair price for their work.

We’re very excited to use the Kickstarter medium to offer our services in return for your support!

Please check out our website for more information and updates during each day of the shoot (April 17-24) www.wewilldoyourhomework.com

Hope you decide to help! Thank you!

The Workbench Team: Nick, Rachel, Nikhil and Lily

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    A letter from a high school apprentice describing a day on the shoot.

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    The previous reward, plus a signed production still mailed to you and a special thanks on the production website.

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    The previous rewards, plus a link to exclusive digital download of student directed "Making-Of" documentary!

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    The previous rewards, plus signed hard copy of the DVD!

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    The previous rewards, plus a hard copy of the student directed "Making-Of" documentary, plus a special thanks in the credits.

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    The previous rewards, plus 2 Invites to our exclusive "Sneak Preview" screening sponsored by Blue Ribbon BBQ in Boston, MA, plus signed hard copy of the script and a exclusive link to video highlights from the Edit Room!

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    The previous rewards, plus an invitation to the wrap party and/or a personal call from the directors, a personalized thank-you card from the crew and all the apprentices, plus a "Made Possible By" credit on the film

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    The previous rewards, plus an Executive Producer Credit.

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