Fall Classes for Students

Fall Classes for Students in Grades 6 – 12

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* Filmmaking 101 * High School Filmmaking * Middle School Filmmaking *
* Screenwriting * Animation * Director’s Lab * Editing with Premiere Pro *

Filmmaking 101

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to generate ideas for their films, and will be introduced to the fundamentals of filmmaking including: shot composition, camera angle, shooting, lighting and sound. With an emphasis on practical, guerilla-style filmmaking, students will discover how to bring their ideas to life! This is an excellent class for students who want to test the filmmaking waters before committing to a longer workshop. (Class size 7– 12)

Ages:
11 – 15
Date:
Saturday 10/1
Time:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
$80 / Members $72
Instructor:
Ryan Moore

High School Filmmaking

In this hands-on filmmaking workshop, students will learn and practice the art of filmmaking from script to screen. Students will work together as a film crew to generate ideas, work with actors, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. Students will also learn the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. In each class, students will work both behind and in front of the camera, in both exterior and interior locations, so that they can gain as much experience as possible. Final films will be screened for friends and family in Cinema505 on the last day of class!
No experience is required, however, this class can be repeated since each unique film presents new challenges and opportunities to develop and sharpen your filmmaking skills. (Class size: 7-12)

Grades:
9 – 12
Date:
8 Sundays – 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$565 / Members $508
Instructor:
Zack Morrison

Middle School Filmmaking

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to generate ideas for their films, and will be introduced to the fundamentals of filmmaking including: shot composition, camera angle, shooting, lighting and sound. Students will learn to work together, taking on the many jobs involved in filmmaking as they create a short film of their very own. Act, direct, shoot, light, edit! The class will culminate with a screening of their short films for family and friends in our own Cinema505!
No experience is required, however, this class can be repeated since each unique film presents new challenges and opportunities to develop and sharpen your filmmaking skills. (Class size: 7-12)

Grades:
6 – 9
Date:
8 Wednesdays – 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Time:
4:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost:
$425 / Members $382
Instructor:
Axel Ortiz

Director’s Lab

A director’s job is to visualize the script, and manifest it from the page to the screen through craft, creativity, and communication. In this workshop, students will learn the tools of directing — from how shot choice, lens choice, camera placement and movement, lighting, sound, and performance all combine in ways to articulate the narrative beats of a scene; to working with actors and understanding how to find the truth in a performance through actionable direction. Students will work on small exercises to sharpen their directing skills, study and analyze the creative decisions made by independent and Hollywood directors, and take turns putting on their director’s hat of choice and shooting a scene in class. (class size: 7 – 12)

Grades:
9 – 12
Date:
12/10, 12/11
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$200 / Members $180
Instructor:
Ben Donnellon

Editing with Premiere Pro

Great editing skills can really make a film come alive! In this hands-on beginner workshop, students will learn the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software, Adobe Premiere Pro. Our instructors will teach you how to log footage, create a rough cut, add titles and credits, implement transitions, work with sound, and even play with color. Students will also begin to learn the craft and language of editing. (Class size: 8-12)

Ages:
12+
Date:
11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/20
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members $315
Instructor:
Chris Stetson

Animation

Art and technology come together in this dynamic hands-on workshop! Students will learn frame by frame animation, storyboarding, character development, voice acting and storytelling and more using Pencil 2D, a free professional painting program for 2-D animation. By the end of the course, students will have created a short animation from the planning stages (storyboarding and character designing) through post-production. No previous experience is required! (Class size: 8 – 10)

Grades:
7 – 12
Date:
8 Thursdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$400 / Members $360
Instructor:
Steven Lew

Screenwriting

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 short, feature, or television scripts! (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Grades:
8 – 12
Date:
8 Saturdays: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
Time:
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost:
$325 / Members $292

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