Winter Teen Workshops

Winter Workshops for Students in Grades 6 – 12

 Classes will be held in person pending any changes in the CDC guidelines.
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Masks are required.

Filmmaking 101 * Middle School Filmmaking * High School Filmmaking
Homeschool Filmmaking * Director’s Lab * Animation* Visual Effects (VFX)
Editing with Premiere Pro * Podcast Like a Pro * Middle School Screenwriting
High School Screenwriting

We also offer Adult Classes for Students 16+


Financial Assistance is available for qualified students

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

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) Register Here

Ages:
11 – 15
Date:
Saturday 2/19
Time:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
$75 / Members $67

Middle School Filmmaking

In this hands-on filmmaking workshop, students will learn 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! (Class size: 6-12) Register Here

Ages:
11 – 14
Dates:
9 Wednesdays: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$390 / Members $351

High School Filmmaking

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and practical filmmaking skills pre-production through final film. Working together with other students, they will generate creative ideas, work with actors, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. The basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro will also be introduced. All of this will result in the production of our very own short film which will be screened in our in-house theater, Cinema505, at the end of the workshop. (Class size: 6 – 12) Register Here

Ages:
14 – 18
Dates:
8 Saturdays: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16
Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$525 / Members $472

 

Home School Filmmaking

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and practical filmmaking skills pre-production through final film. Working together with other students, they will generate creative ideas, work with actors, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. The basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro will also be introduced. All of this will result in the production of our very own short film which will be screened in our in-house theater, Cinema505, at the end of the workshop. (Class size: 6 – 12) Register Here

Ages:
13 – 18
Dates:
9 Wednesdays: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27
Time:
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$420 / Members $378

 

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, through breaking down the logistics of a scene on the page and learning real-world skills to make sure you make your day on set. 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 – 10) Register Here

Ages:
13 – 18
Dates:
5 Sundays: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Time:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost:
$330 / Members: $297

 

Animation

Art and technology come together in this dynamic hands-on workshop! Students will learn frame by frame animation, motion tweening, character development, voice acting and storytelling and more using Krita, 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) Register Here

Ages:
12 – 18
Dates:
9 Thursdays: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$385 / Members: $346

 

Visual Effects (VFX)

Learn how movie magic is done! Go behind the scenes and discover the exciting high tech world of VFX. In this NEW hands-on workshop, students will explore visual effects and how they are created. Students will learn a variety of techniques such as Rotoscoping, Compositing, Set Extension and Camera Tracking using industry standard VFX software such as Nuke, HitFilm and After Effects.

This workshop is the perfect mix of storytelling, cutting-edge technology and creativity.

From creating light sabers, to making fantastic worlds using a greenscreen, or making a Repulsor Jet, have fun exploring the fundamentals of VFX! (Class Size: 6 – 12) Register Here

Ages:
12 – 18
Dates:
8 Mondays: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$360 / Members: $324

 

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) Register Here

Ages:
12 – Adult
Dates:
2 weekends: March 12th, 13th, and 19th, 20th
Time:
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$385 / Members: $346

 

Podcast Like a Pro

In this course learn all of the many steps needed to conceptualize, plan, record, edit, and publish a podcast. Get comfortable on the mic recording mini-podcasts of your own with classmates! Learn how to edit those recordings with Audacity: adding in music, advertisements, and cutting out dead air or mistakes. This class sets you up with the skills needed to start a Podcast of your own at home! (Class size: 7-12) Register Here

Ages:
12 – 18
Dates:
6 Tuesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Time:
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost:
$265 / Members: $238

 

Middle School Screenwriting

In this dynamic screenwriting class, 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! By the end of the workshop, students will have the tools they need to write powerful and compelling screenplays. No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10) Register Here

Ages:
11 – 14
Dates:
8 Thursdays: 2/24, 3/3, 3/11, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256

 

High School 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) Register Here

Ages:
14 – 18
Dates:
8 Saturdays: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23
Time:
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256

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