Filmmaking Camp

These week-long intensive Filmmaking Workshops are designed to give Middle School students a jump start in the art of filmmaking.

2017 Filmmaking Schedule

June 26-30 : Introduction to Filmmaking $500

June 26-30
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
Tuition: $500

Designed for entry level students, this hands-on course introduces all of the essential skills and techniques required to create a film. Students will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and how they apply to the film world, and how to brainstorm and develop their own film concepts. They’ll learn basic camera skills, and gain a solid understanding of a range of different types of filming techniques through a variety of small video productions. They’ll also learn the fundamentals of video editing, and have a chance to develop their skills on iMovie to make use of all the software’s advanced post-production tools. Finally, students will learn how to apply their critical thinking skills to watching films, allowing them to analyze and appreciate films in a more meaningful way. The class will conclude with a screening of student work for the Brentwood community.

Instructor: Adam Preskill, Brentwood School Film Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker

July 3-7: Girls Make Films - From Mary Pickford to You $400

July 3-7
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
Tuition: $400

Women directed 4.7% of studio films and 10% of independent films from 2009-2013. Let’s change those numbers with this hands-on production course for girls and gender non-conforming youth! Students will learn the fundamentals of storytelling, basic camera skills, and an understanding of how a set works. We’ll discuss and analyze films made by and about women and girls’ lives and gain a strong understanding of how the current media landscape portrays female characters. This class will also introduce girls to early female filmmakers and discuss how many were instrumental in the creation of current film techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of video editing and have a chance to develop their computer skills. The class will conclude with a screening of student work for the Brentwood community.

Instructor: Sarah Greenleef, Brentwood School Film Teacher

Sarah Greenleaf holds an MFA in Film and Media Art from Temple University. She was a participant and mentor in Reel Grrls, a Seattle-based filmmaking program for young women, from Jr. High through College. Her work has screened throughout the United States and she has programmed festivals locally and internationally.


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