Winter Teen Workshops

Winter Classes for Students in Grades 6 – 12


Financial Assistance is available for qualified students

* Filmmaking 101 * High School Filmmaking * Middle School Filmmaking * Cinematography * ScreenwritingAnimation * Editing with Premiere Pro * Directing Masterclass with Ruben Fleischer * Intro to Photoshop * Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve *

All classes will be held at 505 Bloomfield Avenue unless otherwise noted.

Filmmaking 101

In this one-day, 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:
1/28
Time:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
$80 / Members: $72
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Ryan Moore

High School Filmmaking – Sold Out

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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
Dates:
9 Sundays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16
Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$635 / Members $571.50
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
TBD

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 in our own Cinema505– family and friends are invited to join!

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
Dates:
9 Wednesday: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19
Time:
4:45 AM – 6:45 PM
Cost:
$480 / Members $432
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Axel Ortiz

Cinematography Workshop

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. (Class size: 7 – 12)

Grades:
9 – 12
Dates:
4/1, 4/2
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$210 / Members: $189
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Monika Kolodziej

 

Editing with Premiere Pro 1

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+
Dates:
3/11, 3/12
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$210 / Members: $189
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
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
Dates:
8 Mondays: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24
Time:
6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Cost:
$400 / Members: $360
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
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
Dates:
8 Saturdays: 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15
Time:
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost:
$325 / Members: $292
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Ryan Moore

Directing Masterclass: Conversation With Ruben Fleischer

With a screening of Zombieland (2009)

Learn directing techniques from a master! Ruben Fleischer is best known for his work as the Director of Zombieland (2009), Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Uncharted (2022), Gangster Squad (2013), and Venom (2018). This workshop wil start with a screening of Zombieland (2009). After a short break Ruben will break down scenes from Zombieland (2009), share clips from some of his other films and discuss how he went about directing particular scenes, etc. Ruben started in the business the same way many of our students are: as a DIY filmmaker– he is keen to also share stories and lessons he learned from his early work as an independent filmmaker. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A session as well.

*Zombieland (2009) is rated R and has scenes of gore and violence, as well as crass language.

Grades:
7 – 12
Dates:
2/25
Time:
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost:
$25 / Members: $22.50
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue

NEW! Color Correcting and Grading With DaVinci Resolve

Learn how to make the most of your footage in post production. In this hands-on workshop students will learn the ins and outs of color correction and color grading. Learn how to adjust over exposed and under exposed footage, how to correct a shot with the wrong color temperature, and how to color grade their footage to help stylize their films based on the their emotional impact or tone. This class is perfect for anyone who has editing experience and wants to take post-production to the next level. *Editing experience strongly recommended. (Class size: 8-12)

Ages:
15+
Dates:
3/25, 3/26
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$200 / Members: $180
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Monika Kolodziej

NEW! Intro to Photoshop

Ever wonder how graphic design logos or photos are edited? Look no further! In this hands-on design course, students will learn the necessary tools and fundamentals of graphic designing, image manipulation and photo editing through the industry-standard software Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn how to navigate through the program’s interface by creating new compositions, saving and exporting projects, working with multiple layers, and so much more. This course was developed to introduce the magical and organized process behind digital design and bring a simple idea to life! At the end of the workshop, students will have a collection of digitally rendered projects that can be shared with friends and family. No previous design experience required! (Class Size: 8-12)

Ages:
15+
Dates:
3/4, 3/5
Time:
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost:
$150 / Members: $135
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Steven Lew

 

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