CORONA — Young aspiring movie producers have the chance to gain hands-on experience next month with an award-winning filmmaker during a shoot inside the iconic Panorama of the City of New York.
The Queens Museum is hosting poet and filmmaker Milton Trujillo at its replica of the city as he films a scene for his first narrative feature, "Histories And Auguries (For a Certain Place.)"
Trujillo, who moved to Queens from Ecuador as a teenager, is looking for six or seven high school and college students with an interest in making films to help him with a four-hour shoot on the evening of Oct. 27.
Students will gain hands-on experience in sound design, script supervision, camera assistance and more.
There will also be a workshop in the weeks after the shoot where students will talk about the process of producing their own work, and discuss the independent film industry and its relation to the immigrant community.
Students will also get to watch the scene they help to film on the big screen.
Trujillo, who worked as director of photography for the film "Terrestrial," directed by Nick Rumaczyk, moved to New York City when he was 15.
In addition to his own art, Trujillo is interested in education and offering film discussions in the immigrant community, according to museum officials.
The program is offered through the Queens Museum's Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program, which is part of the museum's larger commitment to the community.
The application is online, and has been extended to Oct. 9. It will ask students to complete a paragraph explaining their interest in making movies and discuss their favorite film. If selected, students will be notified the following week.
Those who are interested can apply online here.