FILMMAKING & STORYTELLING
KIDS (AGES 7–12)
Production gets all the glory in filmmaking because everyone wants to get their hands on or jump in front of the camera, but what good is a whole bunch of video footage? Someone needs to cut up, manipulate, and rearrange the footage. Someone needs to add sound and interesting effects. Someone needs to actually finish the project! That person is the editor. In the first half of this intensive filmmaking program, we will guide students on their path to learning, arguably, the most important job in the post-production process—video editing. Once the editing knowledge is in place, we return to the roots of Film Craft where acting and directing come together to form a visual narrative. Students will engage in a selection of acting exercises that will stimulate the imagination and increase confidence in performance. They will also learn how to expertly stage scenes and manipulate camera angles to enhance or diminish a shot. Creating a film relies on a network of collaborative efforts, and this program promises all that and more!
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Aspiring filmmakers who wish to captivate and audience with their very own, uniquely crafted story and to hone their directing and acting craft
From September 5, 2017 to May 15, 2018.
Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
$1,600 for the full 32-week program
• Edit pre-filmed footage and individually collected footage
• Capture and manipulate still shots, video, and audio files
• Mark and trim clips in a timeline
• Embed music, filters, transitions, titles and credits
• Implement simple video effects such as green screen, picture in picture, side-by-side, dissolves, etc
• Break a scene down into beats and assign an action to eat beat
• Connect body and voice to scripted material; act for the camera
• Identify how the roles of the director and cinematographer affect the choices an actor makes in performance
A multimedia visual narrative that effectively conveys a message to an audience
Week 8: Pre-filmed cut of scene edit
Week 16: Short animation video with voice over and simple effects
ACTING & DIRECTING
Week 24: Short, peer-directed monologue or duet acting scene
Week 32: Short small group film (students choose role: actor or director)