This full year course provides high school students with a professional filmmaking experience intended for students interested in furthering their filmmaking education and career. They will fully produce their own narrative short film to be added to their portfolio intended for college applications and/or film festival competitions. Students will engage in all four phases of production; Screenwriting, Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Program is limited to 8 students.
SESSION 1: Oct. 15 – Dec. 3
The Screenwriting Phase is a six-week online workshop where the students will brainstorm, write, develop a screenplay they will plan to produce during the next phases of production.
SESSION 2: Jan. 7 – Feb. 11 The Pre-production phase is a six-week hands-on course where the students will engage in filmmaking exercises designed to prepare them for their “Spring Projects”.
Students will also begin pre-production on their “Spring Projects”. Pre-production consists of script breakdown, production plans, storyboards, shot lists, location scouting, and casting.
The Post-Production phase of the course consists of the digital editing the students’ “Spring Projects”. In this phase students will incorporate or do any additional recording of music and sound effects. They will also execute any necessary digital special effects if needed. Students will cut their films on Final Cut Pro X and will receive individual instruction and mentoring throughout the process. Computers and software will be provided.
High School students who demonstrate proficiency, commitment, and dedication to the craft will earn further professional internships and paid on-the-job training opportunities. Contact us for further information.