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Middle School

Acting for Film, TV & Stage (MS)

Explore the craft of acting in a safe, fun, and engaging workshop. Improv games, acting exercises, monologues, scene study, and basic acting techniques –all geared toward helping discover and empower the performer inside you. We will also examine the differences between acting on camera versus on stage. (Class size: 8 –15)

Dates: 8 Thursdays: 1/25, 2,1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Price: $180

Instructor: Ellen Lancaster

Editing with Premier Pro (11+) – Closed

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This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will learn how to combine video, still images, and music to tell their stories. (Class size: 7 – 11)

Date: Sunday, 2/25
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Price: $50

InstructorJohn Carluccio

Filmmaking 2 (MS) (11+) – Closed

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Have experience making films? Looking to take the next step to improve your craft? In this hands-on workshop, aspiring filmmakers will learn how to bring their projects to the next level. Students will learn elements of film, editing, and cinematographic theory used by master filmmakers to set their films apart. Students will also learn how to effectively and efficiently plan and produce their films by generating an original short film. Filmmaking 1 or previous filmmaking experience recommended. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 8 Fridays: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Price: $300

Instructor: Deborah Twiss

Screenwriting I (MS)

In this beginner screenwriting workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting from format to techniques to story structure. Students will analyze the work of successfully produced screenplays to learn what it takes to write for film and television, as well as receive valuable feedback from their peers and their instructor as they create their own original script! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 8 Wednesdays:  1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Price: $240

InstructorRyan Moore

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High School

Cinematography Intensive

Looking to bring your films to the next level? Learn the art of cinematography to give your films a sleek, professional look. Students will discover how to use the camera to tell their stories, along with the technical know-how to get their films shot. From lighting, to lenses, to color theory, this hands-on workshop will provide knowledge and techniques that aspiring filmmakers need to improve their craft. (Filmmaking 1 or filmmaking experience recommended.)

Date: Sunday, 3/4
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost:  $60

Instructor: TBD

Editing with Premiere Pro (14+) – Closed

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This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will learn how to combine video, still images, and music to tell their stories. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Date: Sunday, 2/25
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Price: $50

Instructor: John Carluccio

Filmmaking 2 (HS)

Have experience making films? Looking to take the next step to improve your craft? In this hands-on workshop, aspiring filmmakers will learn how to bring their projects to the next level. Students will learn elements of film, editing, and cinematographic theory used by master filmmakers to set their films apart. Students will also learn how to effectively and efficiently plan and produce their films by generating an original short film. Filmmaking 1 or previous filmmaking experience recommended. (Class size 7 – 10)

Dates: 8 Saturdays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Time: 10:00 AM – 1 PM
Price:   $350

Instructor: Ayana Baraka

Screenwriting I (HS)

In this beginner screenwriting workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting from format, to techniques, to story structure. Students will analyze the work of successfully produced screenplays to learn what it takes to write for film and television, as well as receive valuable feedback from their peers and their instructor as they create their own original script! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 7 Saturdays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17
Times: 10:00 – 12:00 AM
Price: $210

Instructor: Wesley Jones

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (HS)

A one-day only adventure learning about sketch comedy. What makes a sketch funny? You’ll find out about the process of creating funny sketches from idea generation through making a sketch come to life. You’ll get to write your own sketch in the workshop and find out how you would pull it all together to make it a reality – is it a funny video you make with your friends? Is it a sketch in a school show? If you’re a writer, actor, or improviser, trying your hand at creating a fun – and funny – sketch is a good skill to work on.

Date: Sunday, 3/25
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Price: $50

InstructorGary Rudoren

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Home School

Filmmaking 2 (Home School)

Have experience making films? Looking to take the next step to improve your craft? In this hands-on workshop, aspiring filmmakers will learn how to bring their projects to the next level. Students will learn elements of film, editing, and cinematographic theory used by master filmmakers to set their films apart. Students will also learn how to effectively and efficiently plan and produce their films by generating an original short film. Filmmaking 1 or previous filmmaking experience recommended. (Class size 7 – 10; open to students grades 7 – 12)

Dates: 7 Wednesdays, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
Time: 10:30 AM – 1 PM
Price:   $300

Instructor: Ryan Moore

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Adult

Editing with Premier Pro (14+) – Closed

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This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will learn how to combine video, still images, and music to tell their stories. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Date: Sunday, 2/25
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: $50

Instructor: John Carluccio

Improv I

The fundamentals of improvisation are the fundamentals of life.  Listening, agreeing, forwarding action, taking care of your partner and so much more! You’ll be introduced to those lessons as you play games as well as create characters and scenes using a variety of improv and creativity exercises. You can’t do anything wrong, no experience necessary! Number one rule is to have fun! (Class size: 10 – 15)

Dates: 8 Tuesdays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $250

Instructor: Gary Rudoren

Improv II

The study of improv moves forward into more scene work and character development. Students who have completed the MF Adult Improv 1 class (or others with experience can petition) will work on longer form improvisation including scene montages, monologues, and more advanced games. More exposure to thinking on your feet. Oh, and fun, there will be fun. (Class size: 8 – 12)

Date: 8 Mondays: 1/22,1/29,2/5,2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $250

Instructor: Gary Rudoren

Screenwriting

In this course, students will be introduced to the format, art, and craft of writing narrative screenplays. Students will learn the specifics of screenwriting format, story structure, dialogue, and action all by way of sharing work, viewing short films, reading scripts, and class discussion. Whether you already have an idea that needs to be written or just want to explore the craft, this course will provide lots of tips and tricks for generating ideas and then getting those ideas onto the page! The course will culminate with a working draft of either the first act of a feature screenplay or draft of a short film.

Date:8 Thursdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost:  $240

Instructor: Apryl Lee

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