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Filmmaker School

At Film.ca/KIDS Filmmaker School, students work collaboratively to learn and create different aspects of a short film.

We offer various streams of educational classes to provide students of all grades with the opportunity to grow their skills. New programs are added and current programs are updated each session.

Our qualified instructors bring enthusiasm and a love of film – both behind the screen and in front.

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JUNIOR FILMMAKER

  • GRADES: 1-4 & 5-8
  • 1.5 hour classes
  • 10 weeks per session
  • Red Carpet Showcase night
  • $260/student per session

Junior 1 (Grades 1-4)

At this stage, students are introduced to storytelling basics and the foundation of film making. Students interests and individual experience levels are built upon throughout each session, and advancements are made as students are ready.

Within the same program, our more experienced students are given the opportunity to build off the basics and begin to use more advanced techniques and equipment.

Junior 2 (Grades 5-8)

Continuing to build on filmmaker knowledge that is covered in our Junior 1 program, students are also introduced to 2 camera set up.

Our intermediate students are provided expanded options with the introduction to the moving camera; while continuing to perfect earlier techniques.

Each session of Junior FilmMaker School focuses on hands on learning, while encouraging collaboration, imagination and creativity as we work with our young filmmakers to create a quality finished product as a team.

During the 10 week course, participants will create original scripts & storyboards, learn and use proper filmmaking terminology, and have hands on time with various pieces of video-making equipment – digital cameras, professional lighting, green screens, editing software, etc.

While each filmmaking experience is unique, we aim to have approximately 75% spent on the filming process, and 25% hours spent editing as a group.

We guarantee a maximum of 7 students per instructor for greater individualized learning.

This academic course is for the budding, enthusiastic Junior FilmMaker in your family. Students should come ready and willing to work as part of a team as they learn the very basics of filming and editing.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all session program products.


SENIOR FILMMAKER

  • GRADES: 9+
  • 2 hour classes
  • 10 weeks
  • Red Carpet Showcase night
  • Session rate: $265/student

Our Senior Filmmaker program is entering it’s second Session and is a great success! It provides an opportunity for our senior students to learn and practice the industry standards of filmmaking. While working collaboratively on and off set, this program introduces more individualized learning depending on personal vision and interest.

Our senior filmmakers will explore screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing using professional, industry approved technology.

At the completion of the Session, all students will have access to their final movie as an online download.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all session program products.

Note: Professional Filmmakers take years to hone their craft; please have realistic project expectations of this 10week course.


JUNIOR EDITOR

  • GRADES: 5+
  • 1.5 hour classes
  • 10 weeks
  • Red Carpet Showcase night
  • Shortened session rate: $265/student

Our Junior Editor School provides opportunity for hands on learning using industry standard software. After learning specific techniques, our students are encouraged to realize their individual visions to achieve stated goals.

During the 10 week course, participants will use raw footage to create original and varied finished products that showcase their skills.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all session program products.


STOP MOTION: BRICK ANIMATION

  • GRADES: 1-4
  • 1 hour classes
  • 10 weeks per session
  • Red Carpet Showcase night
  • $250/student per session

Each session of Brick Animation school focuses on hands on learning, while encouraging imagination and creativity.

During the 10 week course, students will create original scripts & storyboards, design and build sets and backdrops, and learn to use film making equipment with the goal of creating a short stop motion brick animation film.

While each session will collaboratively create 1 main short film, students will have the opportunity to also work on their own individual brick animation creations throughout the 10 week period, utilizing some of the theory and techniques learned in class.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all sessions program products.


NEW! YouTube Creator

  • GRADES: 4+
  • 1.5 hour classes
  • 10 weeks per session
  • Red Carpet Showcase night
  • $260/student per session

Each session of YouTube Creators focuses on hands on learning, while encouraging imagination and creativity.

During the 10 week course, students will plan YouTube content, design and build sets and backdrops, discuss YouTube-specific platform criteria, and learn to use various film making equipment with the goal of creating a YouTube video portraying their personal interests and preferences.

Each student will have the opportunity to work on their own individual YouTube creations throughout the 10 week period, utilizing some of the theory and techniques learned in class.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all programs product from the Session.


JUNIOR ACTOR (grades 4-8)

  • GRADES: 4+
  • 1 hour classes
  • 10 weeks per session
  • $250/student per session

Our Junior Actor program allows students the opportunity to practice with experienced professionals, while being introduced to acting skills. Introduction to scripts, stage vs screen acting, audition skills, and more will be looked at.
Guest Speakers will be brought in throughout the course to provide valuable knowledge and insights for the budding actor.

During this course, each student will receive a personal monologue to work on and perfect. A final “performance night” will be scheduled to allow each actor the opportunity showcase their skills.

NOTE: each session will be slightly different as we will work to cater to the interests and strengths of our students.

Showcase Night: Each session will host a “Red Carpet” screening. This fun evening allows our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. This will be a 30-45min event, and will include all Session program products.


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