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“Young Eyes” film workshop

"Through Young Eyes" is a free, three-day film workshop designed for students from Years 7–12 in Cowra.

Over the three workshops, students will produce films of approximately five minutes in length to be uploaded and screened at a community 'film festival'.
Students will gain skills in video and audio capture, editing and production and be confident in creating films on their own.
• Sunday, 17 May 10–1pm Workshop One — Technical & Conceptual Basics;
• Sunday, 24 May 10–1pm Workshop Two — Editing & Storyboard Audit;
• Sunday, 31 May 10–1pm Workshop Three — Production of Final Film.

The screening of the films will be at a special event on Friday, 12 June at 6pm at "Film Festival Soups"; tea and coffee will be provided (The film festival is a community event.)
The public are invited to submit short films (five minutes maximum); films must be submitted to Linda Barron at Cowra Council on 6340 2064 by Friday 5 June.
You do not need to attend workshops to showcase a film. The Film Festival is a public event free for all ages.)

Workshop Topics Covered
Basic types of video — narrative, art, music clip, documentary.
Basics of video capture — composition, lighting, aspect, movement, creating mood in video, working with narrative.
Types of video shots — establishing shots, interview, action, detail, time lapse, stills.
Audio capture — types of audio capture, noise reduction, using music, recording and using sound effects.
Editing — basics of video editing, using effects, creating titles and credits, exporting finished products for screening or upload.

Funding for new plaques

Cowra Council — as part of their contribution towards commemorations towards the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Landing at Gallipoli — recently donated more than $6000 towards the Centenary of Service Memorial at Cowra Services Club.

The funds helped replace three existing plaques in need of renewal and a new plaque that lists the names of Cowra residents who served in Australia's armed forces after World War II.

The funds were provided by Council from the Strategic Planning Funding Budget.

New Community Recycling Centre for Cowra

Cowra residents will soon be able to waste less and recycle more after a $75,000 grant to create a new recycling facility in the Shire.

Cowra's Material Recycling Facility (MRF) on Glen Logan Road is the site for a new Community Recycling Centre. The new Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the MRF will collect household problem wastes including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils.

The new centre will encourage ratepayers and residents to drop-off materials that up to now have either been impossible or difficult to recycle at the MRF.