In this class we will discuss the process, theory, and creative elements behind each step of the filmmaking journey. From writing and conception to post-production and release, we will study and discuss each area of the film production process while working on our own film stage by stage.
Each class we will watch, discuss, and analyze a short film, discuss our production topic of the day (cinematography, editing, etc), and then set to work on our own ongoing film project to apply those skills. At the end of our last class we will have a polished short film piece and everyone will have a film production credit to their name!
Every participant will get hands on experience with professional film production cameras, lighting, hardware, and software, and will finally know what the difference is between a grip, key grip, and best boy grip. This class is great for anyone interested in filmmaking for fun, as well as anyone looking to enter the industry one day!
Instructor: Matthew Hamer
Suggested age range: 13+
Outside work: None required, though students are always encouraged to move forward with projects outside of class.
When & where: Mondays at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain from 10:00-12:00, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and Apr. 23, 2018. Spontaneous Celebrations has off-street parking and is wheelchair-accessible. It is located at 45 Danforth Street near the Stony Brook T stop (directions).
Fee: $200 for the semester + $45 materials fee. Payment plans available. Class fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)
Photo credit: Rebecca Wnuk