ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park is developing a culture of film appreciation for film arts in the community, and in education with more opportunities for aspiring film students from the borough. A non-profit in the town Roselle Park 24/7, took the lead in the development with a scholarship fund they created this year to send a High School student to Film School Summer Camp.

“At the core, our purpose is to create a long-lasting culture of film appreciation in Roselle Park by starting with our young people,” says Director Joseph DeIorio of Roselle Park 24/7. “We believe in order to create this culture, our first step is to create a scholarship fund for Roselle Park students which offers them hands-on training, and experience in the art of filmmaking.”

The organization's goal this year was to offer one or two Roselle Park High School students the financial means to enroll in the New Jersey Film School summer camp program located in New Providence. 

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This year one student received from the high school received the scholarship. Angelica Martinez, 17, and a Senior this coming school year is the organization's recipient. 

Martinez will have the opportunity to learn all about filmmaking by making films. Every day she and other students in the class will work with professionals and professional gear to learn the craft of filmmaking.  

Martinez will get a chance to be in front and behind the camera as they shoot: short movies, documentaries, music videos, stop motion animation, and even special effects with a green screen. Students shoot inside and outside (weather depending) and use powerful Final Cut Pro editing stations to create their own special effects and cut together their own movies.

Finally, at the end of the last class, Martinez will be able to encourage friends and family to come and see the films she and her classmates have created.

“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Martinez. “I am very happy to have been chosen for this program.”

For more information about the scholarship, contact RosellePark247@gmail.com.

*Roselle 24/7 and Roselle Park 24/7 are owned by TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park Publisher Kathy Lloyd. 

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