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ONSITE: Video Art + Green Screen (Ages 9-11)

July 12, 2022

If you could go anywhere, where might you travel? If you could interact with anyone, who would be at the top of your list? Become whatever you can dream… in your videos! Learn the art of green-screen video editing techniques, as we practice cinematography, camera video recording, and software editing. You will create several short […]

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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 15–18)

April 15, 2022

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.

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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

April 08, 2022

Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films. Students will learn the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere, and will assist one another in completing their final film project. By the end of the course, […]

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ONSITE: Activist Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

April 08, 2022

Students will learn about the history of activist cinema and fundamental filmmaking techniques. They will collaborate with each other in creating individual activist films. Students will learn the fundamentals of pre-production, shot composition, and editing with Adobe Premiere, and will assist one another in completing their final film project. By the end of the course, […]

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ONSITE: Filmmaking (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2022

Become part of a real film crew in this live-action, moviemaking class. From concept to shooting to performing, this class will teach you the fundamentals of the great collaborative process of filmmaking. Creativity, teamwork and visual art come together to create a movie that will enjoy its red carpet premier on the final day of […]

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ONSITE: Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

Become part of a real film crew in this live-action, moviemaking class. From concept to shooting to performing, this class will teach you the fundamentals of the great collaborative process of filmmaking. Creativity, teamwork and visual art come together to create a movie that will enjoy its red carpet premier on the final day of […]

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ONSITE: Video Art + Green Screen (Ages 12-14)

October 25, 2021

If you could go anywhere, where might you travel? If you could interact with anyone, who would be at the top of your list? Become whatever you can dream… in your videos! Learn the art of green-screen video editing techniques, as we practice cinematography, camera video recording, and software editing. You will create several short […]

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ONSITE: Claymation (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Do you want to make things move? Explore the world of claymation, where everything is alive. Create your own unique characters, intricate sets, and foley or musical sounds, as you piece together your imagined world through the hands-on process of stop-frame animation. This longer-form course covers every part of the process from start to finish, […]

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ONSITE: Music Video Production (Ages 15–18)

July 13, 2021

Produce an original music video! You’ll learn art direction, how to shoot dance/choreography, handheld camera techniques, green screen compositing, and editing to music rhythms. Learn to design, shoot, and edit a 2–4 minute music video using music of your choice.

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ONSITE: Stop-Motion Animation with Puppets

July 13, 2021

Bring a handmade puppet to life! Learn all of the basics of the stop-frame animation process and create your very own handcrafted puppets. This course covers the fabrication of puppetry, storytelling, set building, and the technique of stop-motion animation. Plan to leave with with an understanding of stop-frame animation techniques, your puppets, and your very […]

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ONLINE: Claymation (Ages 9-11)

February 09, 2021

Create a small-scale story entirely out of colorful modeling clay and bring it to life through the hands-on process of claymation. In this interactive class, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of stop-frame animation. You will bring your idea to life, crafting it loosely in clay, receiving feedback along the way, as you make your very own claymation […]

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ONSITE: Filmmaking (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2021

Become part of a real film crew in this live-action, moviemaking class. From concept to shooting to performing, this class will teach you the fundamentals of the great collaborative process of filmmaking. Creativity, teamwork and visual art come together to create a movie that will enjoy its red carpet premier on the final day of […]

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ONSITE: Filmmaking (Ages 9-11)

January 26, 2021

Become part of a real film crew in this live-action, moviemaking class. From concept to shooting to performing, this class will teach you the fundamentals of the great collaborative process of filmmaking. Creativity, teamwork and visual art come together to create a movie that will enjoy its red carpet premier on the final day of […]

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Video Editing With Adobe Premiere

August 20, 2020

Learn the technical skills of digital film editing as you explore creative possibilities through several short exercises. Students will be introduced to both conventional and alternative editing strategies and theory that can be applied towards narrative, non-fiction, and experimental cinema. All media will be provided for you, with the option of supplying your own. An […]

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Claymation

July 07, 2020

Make things move and bring your handmade clay characters to life! Learn all of the basics of stop-motion claymation. This course covers story development, fabrication of characters, and how to animate through stop-motion process.

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Stop-Frame Animated Shorts – NEW!

July 07, 2020

Learn all of the basics of the stop-frame animation process and create your very own animated video. This course covers the concept of animation, the technique of stop-frame, utilizing 2-D and 3-D objects, how to create scenes and stories, and recording/editing sound into your animations. Leave this course with an understanding of stop-frame animation techniques […]

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Digital Filmmaking

July 07, 2020

An overview of digital film production that can accommodate various skill levels and student interest. Students will leave with the rudimentary tools necessary to complete a film. Tools learned will include: Crew positions, producing, screenwriting, cinematography, using phones/ipads to shoot images, lighting, audio recording, basic editing using Adobe Premiere.

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COVID-19 Video Diaries – NEW!

April 16, 2020

We are all living in an unprecedented moment, one that presents an array of challenges and feelings. In this course, students will create a video time capsule by recording digital diaries and collaborating to share them with a larger online community. We’ll explore the history of first-person video, view several examples, then discuss and produce […]

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Old-School Animation – NEW!

April 16, 2020

Learn character design and create your own unique character. You’ll learn the 12 principles of animation using your character. You’ll leave the course with a compilation of animation exercises that include morphs, squash and stretch examples, facial expressions animations, and a walk cycle. You’ll also gain the ability to accurately plan and complete longer animations […]

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