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BRATTLEBORO — For the next two weeks, Brattleboro Community TV (BCTV) will host its youth video camp online and will participate as a team in Crowdsourced Cinema Vermont. Public access stations in Vermont will follow the model set by Crowdsourced Cinema, a public art project of Northampton Open Media, in which individuals and groups sign up to produce a scene from a feature film, and are encouraged to take creative license with casting and film techniques.

This year the film will be "Cast Away." BCTV will be assigned one to two scenes by the organizers, and then it's up to the campers how to reproduce the scenes using costumes and props found at home, BCTV's video equipment, and some in-person filming.

"Cast Away" is a great film to showcase the lakes and rivers of Vermont, and one that has many scenes that will work well on a physically-distanced film set. Video Instructor Frederic Noyes will guide campers in daily online Zoom sessions to learn video and audio production, plan how to replicate the scenes, and produce them in two weeks.

Scenes from all over the state will be assembled into a complete film that is uniquely Vermont-made, and the entire "crowdsourced" film will be premiered in September.

Separate from the camp, Crowdsourced Cinema VT is open to any individual or team who wants to join. Scenes are currently being assigned.

Sign up for free as a filmmaking or music composition team, and connect with BCTV to get tech support, online trainings, and more. Find out more and register at


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