Filmmaking Bootcamp for Teens (14-17 yrs)

Over the course of this 5-day intensive workshop, taught by experienced instructors from the professional world of filmmaking, students will learn what it takes to make a film:  they will get a crash course in writing, directing, producing and editing an original short film(s) of their making. Completed film(s) will be presented at the end of the week!
[dahlia_class_list id=”1198″] DAY 1 (Monday)
• 9-10:00 am: Introduction / Getting to Know On Another
• 10:00–11:30am: Learning the Basics
Students will learn basic film/television terminology as well as explore various crew positions.
• 11:00/11:30 -1:00pm – What Makes A Short Film Great?
Group will watch and discuss 3 award-winning short films and discuss storytelling in terms of visual language, dialogue and editing.
• 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
• 2:00-4:00pm: Camera Language
Students will learn about various shots and how they are used to tell stories. A lesson in coverage.
• 3:30-6:00pm: Working with the camera
Students will be divided into two groups, with each given a camera to shoot a one-page exercise. If time, we will view the footage at the end of class.

DAY 2 (Tuesday)
• 9:00–11:00am – Script Analysis
Students will learn about script analysis via class lecture, handouts, film scene examples. Class will then view 2-3 short films and break them down and analyze them.
• 11:00am-1:00pm – Writing For The Screen
Students will learn about the screenplay format. Students will be divided into groups and given various screenwriting exercises.
• 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
• 2:00-4:30pm: Writing the Script
Students will be divided into 2 or more groups and given parameters (subject, length, number of characters, locations, etc,) to write a 3-5 minute film)
• 4:30-6:00pm: Hearing The Scripts Aloud
Scripts will be printed, then read aloud and discussed. We will decide on which script(s) to shoot and which positions various students will serve on shoot.

DAY 3 (Wednesday)
• 9:00–11:00am – Pre-Production – What Is It?
Students will be walked through the basics of pre-production – Location Scouting, Production Design, Creating a Shot List, etc.
• 1:00p – 2:00pm – Lunch
• 2:00 – 5:00pm: Preproduction continues
• 5:00 – 6:00pm – Rehearsals with actors

DAY 4 (Thursday)
• 9:00am – 1:00pm /Shoot Day w/DP Soopum Sohn
• 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
• 2:00 – 6:00pm / Shoot Day w/DP Soopum Sohn

DAY 5 (Friday)
• 9am – 1:00pm /Editing Film Session #1
Students will work with Instructor and editor Mark Grenier on editing their film
• 1:00 – 2:00pm – Lunch
• 2:00 – 6:00pm / Editing Film Session #2
Students will work with Instructor and editor Mark Grenier on editing their film

DAY 6 (Saturday)
11am – 1:00pm – Screening
Students and family are invited to a screening of the final versions of the film(s)