ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 15–18)

Explore the history of activist cinema and learn fundamental filmmaking techniques to create your own short activist film piece. We'll cover the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing using Adobe Premier. You'll create your own film, working in collaboration with other students and assisting one another to complete your final projects.

Special Notes

  • This class runs Monday through Friday, 1-4pm for two weeks. Students may bring their own video cameras, iPads or iPhones, but we will have iPads to use if you do not have one. Please message Tesni at [email protected] to reserve one.

    This class counts as a special topics class in our Art League Certificate Program.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit
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.


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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 15–18)

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Class Details
July 18 - July 291 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Additional fees apply