Summer classes in animation and documentary film production are offered in two different sessions. Each session is over the course of ten days, and for three hours each day. The animation class is suitable for 8-13 year-olds while the documentary film production class is geared toward 14 and over (all ages are welcome). Each class capacity is capped at 16 students.


Animation Workshops: Stop Motion
Students will develop their imagination while learning stop motion techniques used in popular films such as ParaNorman, The Night Before Christmas, and The Boxtrolls. Film screenings will introduce the children to different animation techniques. Students will work in teams creating their own personal films. There will be a screening party on the last day of class.

Learning objectives:

  • Observe, comprehend and analyze a story by viewing different films
  • Utilize creative and structural thinking skills to write a story with a beginning, middle and end, and draw a story board
  • Create imaginative characters out of personal toy figures, clay and other inanimate objects brought from home or a store
  • Use intent and resourcefulness while building sets relevant to their characters and the story plot
  • Use video and audio equipment technically and creatively
  • Apply organizational, intentional, technical and creative skills to put together different elements of their film with music, sound effects, voice over and graphics using non-linear editing tools

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Dates and time:

Session A1: July 18-22 & July 25-29; 9AM-12PM (both weeks)
Session A2:  August 15-19 & August 22-26; 9AM-12PM (both weeks)


Registration:

Tuition: $375 | Sibling discount: $350

Documentary Film Production Workshop
Students will use critical thinking skills to create short documentary films. The approach can be personal or political, serious or funny. Students will learn how to structure a compelling story, while using various equipment and editing techniques in a team oriented setting. At the end of the course, family and friends will be invited to view the completed films at a screening party.

The documentary film production class is set up so students can take both sessions and make two films, each with a different topic.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop critical and analytical skills to discern different documentary styles
  • Utilize creative and structural thinking skills to write a story outline
  • Collaborate in teams and develop effective observation, listening, and interviewing skills
  • Use video and audio equipment technically and creatively
  • Put together different elements of the film (interviews, “b-roll”, music, sound effects, voice over, graphics) using non-linear editing tools and applying organizational, intentional, technical and creative skills

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dates and time:

Session D1: June 27-July 1 & July 5-8 & 11; 9AM-12PM (both weeks)
Session D2: August 1-5 & August 8-12; 9AM-12PM (both weeks)


Registration:

Tuition: $450 | Sibling discount: $425