The camp started with some classroom time with Norton explaining various aspects of filmmaking. Then the students had hands-on lab time to try out what they learned in the production of a short film. They read through several scripts written by students, and selected John’s Miracle, written by Dave Shaver. Norton walked the students through the pre-production process of scene breakdowns, casting actors and selecting crew, and then the last two days were spent shooting.
Student Project: John’s Miracle
A young man gets a summer job to do something with the time he has left. The ranch where he works is run by a grumpy older man who has nothing left in his life to enjoy. The two develop a strong friendship and ultimately, the rancher is moved to live up to a higher name than his own.