Youngsters given chance to make super hero movies at Saffron Screen

Young filmmakers

Young filmmakers - Credit: Archant

SUPER ideas may become a reality as youngsters have the chance to learn how to make films about their super heroes.

Saffron Screen, the independent not-for-profit cinema based at Saffron Walden County High School, will be hosting two new workshops next month to bring out creativity of young people in the town.

Ryd Cook, teacher and film maker, will be showing the participants how to make super hero movies.

The first session, on Wednesday, August 7, will teach children and young teenagers to use DSLR cameras, tripods and microphones to shoot a short video – while also picking up camera effects along the way.

The second workshop, on August 8, Basic Cinematography, is aimed at an older age group and will give participants the opportunity and technical know-how to make a one-minute film.

Saffron Screen’s business manager, Rebecca del Tufo, said “We are so pleased to have Ryd Cook running the workshops. It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to learn from a professional and we will be delighted to show the films on our big screen in the Autumn.”

Tickets for the workshops and films are available from the cinema box office, the Tourist Information Centre, or online at