This 12-week course** will be taught by film-maker Justin Buettner (see bio below) and will give students an overview of all major roles of film production, including screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing and even finding an audience once the film is finished. Each student will write and produce a short film that will be screened (on a big screen) to a live audience the last day of class. The course will also foster creativity and imagination and give budding film-makers the confidence to express themselves in a public forum. The class will be collaborative, interactive, and fun for filmmaking enthusiasts from the ages of 8-17.
Specifically, students will:
* write a script;
* storyboard their finished manuscript;
* practice "pitching" their idea;
* have the chance to direct real actors;
* move around the art center property filming their project;
* learn to use a video camera and film editing software;
* be able to upload their project to public forums, such as You-Tube;
* screen their finished film to an audience of classmates and their families.
** Please note this is designed as a 12-week series and must be taken in its entirety. Also students should have a video camera and have access to a computer that can run film editing software, but if you need advice or information about this, please contact us.