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. 

Film Theory

(GRADES 7-12)

In this workshop, students explore critical film history and analysis. Through the readings of images, sound, and films, students learn the habits of critical viewing. Throughout the workshop, students explore the meaning of “cinema” by studying formal and technical units, genre, and film history.

Camera Angles/Movement

(GRADES 7-12)

This workshop introduces students to film production by looking at the camera as an alternate stage space. Students use DSLRs and Adobe Premiere to explore camera angles and movement and the theories behind them.

Directing Actors

(GRADES 7-12)

This workshop teaches students how to direct actors and experience filmmaking from the actor’s point of view. Students learn to analyze dialogue and dramatic material, develop dramatic situations, understand character needs and relationship, and breakdown scripts.

Editing

(GRADES 7-12)

This workshop teaches students the techniques, tools, approaches, and work to recognize, understand, and begin to intuit what makes a good cut in film editing. Students will learn both theory and editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro for their editing project.

Register for a Workshop

Film Theory

$39
$39
  • Grades 7-12
  • In this workshop, students explore critical film history and analysis. Through the readings of images, sound, and films, students learn the habits of critical viewing. In addition, students explore the meaning of “cinema” by studying formal and technical units, genre, and film history.
  • October 30, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Camera Angles/Movement

$39
$39
  • Grades 7-12
  • This workshop introduces students to film production by looking at the camera as an alternate stage space. Students use DSLRs and Adobe Premiere to explore camera angles and movement and the theories behind them.
  • November 6, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Directing Actors

$39
$39
  • Grades 7-12
  • This workshop teaches students how to direct actors and experience filmmaking from the actor’s point of view. Students learn to analyze dialogue and dramatic material, develop dramatic situations, understand character needs and relationship, and breakdown scripts.
  • November 20, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Editing

$39
$39
  • Grades 7-12
  • This workshop teaches students the techniques, tools, approaches, and work to recognize, understand, and begin to intuit what makes a good cut in film editing. Students will learn both theory and editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro for their editing project
  • December 11, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

LOCATION
Bethany Baptist Church
6049 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044