Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)
Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films while learning the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere. Students will assist one another in completing their final film project, a short activist film piece.
- Students may go outside on walks in order to film.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Natalie Wong Christensen
Natalie Christensen is a third year film production student in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University. She just wrapped her first feature film, Camp Rebel, in August of 2021, which she wrote, directed, produced, and scored. She spent the duration of Spring 2022 studying film in Germany, where she shot a short documentary about women's empowerment in wrestling.
Along with her film, she has been a pianist for fifteen years, and produces music scores as well as solo work.
She is also an activist who organized and created a protest group in 2020 called Henrico Justice in her county in Virginia, which held three successful protests until she returned to school. In Los Angeles, she led a Black-Asian Solidarity March which she organized in collaboration with the Valley of Change.
When she isn't honing her craft she loves spending time with her friends, cooking, being in nature, and dancing.See More Classes By Instructor