Name: Chelsea

Occupation: Student

Why do you come to the library? I come to the library to learn more about filmmaking in books and to get ahead of the game instead of starting late. I want to be the next Steven Spielberg!

What do you geek? Filmmaking

Lawrence Library geeks filmmaking, too! In fact, we are even holding a filmmaking contest this spring. We are asking for submissions of public-service announcements supporting the library, which will be shown at our very own Geek Con in spring 2014.

When you stop by the library for details and complete contest rules, you might also like to pick up a few books to help you get started, such as "Digital Filmmaking for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Video Production" by Michael Hughes. Young adults might also be interested in "Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling off Your Shorts" by Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols, which aims to teach the reader to make a five-minute video that stands out from the crowd.

If you need some inspiration, we have several biographies of filmmakers, such as "Steven Spielberg: A Biography" by Joseph McBride, and "Jim Henson: The Biography" by Brian Jay Jones.

For further inspiration, you might look to the classics; not only do we have a wide variety of movies available on DVD, but we are also hosting a monthly movie night at the library. Our next event will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m., and will be enjoying pizza while watching the 1984 Bill Murray film that popularized the question, "Who ya gonna call?"

The library can help everyone explore the things they geek.


For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by Lawrence Library.