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Film Classes - Make your film the BEST it can be

All classes held at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD

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The High School Filmmaking Intensive Workshop (HSFIW)

This is a comprehensive blast of filmmaking information including dramatic structure, visualization, the pre-production process, cinematography, and post-production techniques. This workshop will lay down a solid foundation for film students at any level regardless of your experience, and is a prerequisite for all other classes and workshops. Bring a notepad and some enthusiasm.

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Dates and Times: FEBRUARY 19 & 26 (both days), 11:00-4:00

Filmmaking Conservatory

This class consists of three workshops: Directing (logistics, script breakdowns, budgets, schedules, rehearsal plans, working with actors to create effective performances), Lighting (hands-on practical information on using light to convey ideas and feelings), and Sound Design (practical techniques to better your tracks, and how sound can enhance and communicate a story).

  • Pre-requisites: HSFIW, or 3-week Imagination Stage Summer Film Camp

  • Dates and Times:

    • Directing: MARCH 4, (3:00-6:00)

    • Lighting: MARCH 11 (3:00-8:00)

    • Sound Design: MARCH 18 (3:00-5:00)

Independent Film Study

As a writer/director, this is your chance to make YOUR movie, using whatever Media Studio equipment and resources you need (rehearsal and meeting rooms, camera gear, sound equipment, lights, etc.). While you are independent, you'll get the feedback and help you need as you work with a mentor at every step of the way. You'll get feedback on your script, help with all aspects of pre-production, and guidance on post-production (editing and sound design). We'll help you make your film the best it can be.

  • Pre-requisites: Filmmaking Conservatory (can be taken concurrently)

  • Recommended: Script reading at a Tryka meeting

  • Dates and Times: Flexible six month window starts when you're ready. The student should schedule one-on-one meetings as needed throughout the process.

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