Make-A-Movie: Write, Direct, Shoot, Edit: Film Production Class

Age 12-19
Saturday, Apr 22 - Jun 10
Sunday, Apr 23 - Jun 11
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Ave (36/37th St) 16th Fl
New York, NY 10018

What an amazing special production class for all actors! In this Special Filmmaking Class, each student contributes to the writing, shooting, directing, acting and editing of their own short films, as divided in small crews.  Students will be challenged to make a film that maintains continuity in story, time, space and emotion.  Films may be of any genre, and can be narrative, documentary, or experimental.  We leave this to the team.

Students may use sound effects, music, voiceover, and ambient sound to help tell their stories.  Students are challenged to  produce a clear, visual scene while maintaining the authenticity of the moment. Students write, direct, shoot, edit a film of up to three minutes.  They will learn how to thoroughly pre-plan and complete a series of essential pre-production elements including script, location scouting, shot list, and shooting schedule.  In addition, there will be a post production period, and zoom meetings during the week, as needed by each team.

Students direct their own projects in three or four person crews, and will rotate through production positions when fellow crew members direct. This helps each student gain an strong familiarity with every aspect of film production as they rotate from director, to director of photography, to assistant camera, to gaffer/grip.  Students will be under the guidance of a professional film making instructor, which will require consultation and guidance.  Students who successfully complete this class will receive an ATNY CERTIFICATE and leave the program with a digital master copy of their project.

*This special film production class is greatly discounted when purchased with a Full Day Actor Intensive.  However, students may register for this class separately at regular price or with a Youth Membership.  This class will consist of 7 in-studio classes, several zoom get togethers as needed by specific class members, and short outside of class shots, when needed.

Make-A-Movie: Write, Direct, Shoot, Edit: Film Production Class
Select a date to begin:
Saturday Starting Apr 22, 2023
7 Weeks, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday Starting Apr 23, 2023
7 Weeks, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Discounted Class w/Full Day Actor Intensive
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  • No Classes Memorial Day Weekend