JOIN US FOR FILM WORKSHOPS!
Take a deep dive into film production, film theory, film appreciation, and screenwriting as you explore digital storytelling as a cinematic art form. Workshops are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters, open to ages 12-19.
Film Production Workshops
Film Production workshops introduce students to the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure as well as helps students to develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoy film as an art and entertainment form.
To understand how films are constructed to make meaning, students are introduced to the basic “building blocks” and formal elements (narrative, pre-production, mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound and editing) that make up film. In addition, they learn the fundamental principles of analysis, including genre, style, performance and storytelling.
Our Screenwriting workshops teach students about the film and television screenplay structure, as well as how to analyze dramatic strategies, learn and apply correct script format, and creatively engage in original scriptwriting. Our workshops place an emphasis on visualizing dramatic elements. Throughout the workshop, we focus on key topics using film clips to illustrate points and discuss dramatic and cinematic strategies.
Film Appreciation Workshops
Film Appreciation introduces students to the historical and technical aspects of filmmaking, enabling them to develop a deeper understanding of digital storytelling. Our workshops provide students with a broad scope of American cinema history and touch upon a wide array of world cinema. Not only do the workshops cover the interesting history of Hollywood and its evolution, but they also cover contemporary films that were clearly influenced by films of the past.
Film Appreciation workshops provide young filmmakers with a deeper and wider appreciation for cinema, inspiring them to continue the rich tradition of cinema across generations