DATES: Sept. 7–Nov. 12, 2020 (10 weeks)
DAYS: Mondays and Thursdays (2 days per week)
TIME: 4:30pm – 5:30pm PST (1 hour)
GRADES: 9–12
TUITION: $1,350

  • Use of a video camera/phone that shoots digital video.  
  • Access to consumer grade editing software (e.g. iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Windows Media Player, etc.). 

INSTRUCTORS: Laura Bahr, Ezra Werb



Be part of the next wave of filmmakers! In these strange times, we need new imaginative voices — we want you to make a movie! This is a soup-to-nuts “Make a Short Film” workshop. Using digital and household tools you have at home, you will be guided through the filmmaking process, all to take place in and around students’ homes. Students will learn: 

  • Screenwriting  
  • Storyboarding 
  • Writing a Shot List 
  • Basics of lighting/photography 
  • Basics of sound 
  • Principles of video editing  

Students will also learn how to see film not just as entertainment, but as a means of expression. They will be asked to watch films and read scripts on their own time to help them analyze form and style and generate ideas for their own films. In the end, students’ completed short films will be shared in our virtual screening room/student film showcase. Students will need to be self-directed and motivated to work independently on their films.