Kids Filmmaking
Grades: 5th through 8th Grade

Class Size: Limited to 10 Students

Instructor: Chris Messineo

Cost: $425

Dates and Times:
FallTen WeeksSep 14 - Nov 16Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmClass is Over
WinterTen WeeksJan 4 - Mar 8Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmClass is Over
SpringTen WeeksApr 5 - Jun 7Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmClass is Full

Description: Working together, the kids learn all about filmmaking by making films.

Each session, the students create eight films while learning: camera, lights (soft and hard), sound (shotgun and wireless), green screen, practical effects, special effects, stop-motion, and documentary & narrative storytelling.

Fall SessionWinter SessionSpring Session
I ConfessBall TossTransformation
Pencil TossSplit ScreenTeleporter
Mini MeWhere Am IFlying
Super StrengthGhost StoriesArguments
Film Noir Phone CallCucolorisB/W Interrogation
Stop-Motion: PeopleStop-Motion: BlocksStop-Motion: Alarm Clock
Documentary: BackdropDocumentary: B/WDocumentary: Special
Student Written Short FilmStudent Written Short FilmStudent Written Short Film

Students work with professional equipment with an emphasis on how to duplicate these shots, effects, and films at home.

Finally, at the end of the last class, we encourage friends and family to come and see the films we have created.

Note: For returning students who might have done some of these effects before, we make a special effort to challenge them further.
Kids Filmmaking Workshop
Grades: 6th through 8th Grade

Class Size: Limited to 10 Students

Instructor: Chris Messineo

Cost: $550

Dates and Times:
FallTen WeeksSep 16 - Nov 18Fridays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pmClass is Over
WinterTen WeeksJan 6 - Mar 10Fridays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pmClass is Over
SpringTen WeeksApr 7 - Jun 9Fridays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pmClass is Full

Description: The Kids Filmmaking Workshop is designed for kids with filmmaking experience and a passion for creating movies.

Each session starts with students shooting and editing one mini project. Next, each kid writes and submits their own screenplay. Three of these scripts are selected and developed into film shoots. For each film, students are assigned cast and crew positions (director, assistant director, script supervisor, cinematographer, gaffer, sound, editor, and more) just like on a professional set.

With more time to shoot, the kids have all the advanced equipment in our studio at their disposal (e.g. cameras, lights, sound, dollys, jib, green screen, etc).

Additionally, the students edit the films using state-of-the-art Apple iMac computers and Final Cut Pro X, as they create special effects and cut together their own movies.

As always, at the end of the last class, we encourage friends and family to come and see the films we have created.

Prerequisite: Students must have previous class experience and be approved by the instructor.

Kids Filmmaking Saturday
Grades: 5th through 8th Grade

Class Size: Limited to 10 Students

Instructors: Chris Messineo & Daryn Davidson

Cost: $550

Dates and Times:
FallTen WeeksSep 17 - Nov 19Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 amClass is Over
FallTen WeeksSep 17 - Nov 19Saturdays 2:30 pm to 4:30 pmClass is Over
WinterTen WeeksJan 7 - Mar 11Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 amClass is Over
WinterTen WeeksJan 7 - Mar 11Saturdays 2:30 pm to 4:30 pmClass is Over
SpringTen WeeksApr 8 - Jun 10Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 amClass is Full
SpringTen WeeksApr 8 - Jun 10Saturdays 2:30 pm to 4:30 pmClass is Full

Description: The Kids Filmmaking Saturday class is a combination of our screenwriting, filmmaking, and editing classes - giving students a chance to experience all aspects of making a movie.

Each session, the kids create three mini-projects (writing, performing, shooting, and editing) while learning how to work with the camera, lights, sound, green screen, and editing equipment.

Additionally, after learning the basics of screenwriting, the students are encouraged to submit scripts and one is chosen to be produced and edited by the class as our final project.

Fall SessionWinter SessionSpring Session
AliensName TagLightsabers
Whip Pan Split ScreenHead on FireMagic Table
Magic WandsHello, I'm a ...Lightning
Student Written Short FilmStudent Written Short FilmStudent Written Short Film

Students work with professional equipment with an emphasis on how to duplicate these shots, effects, and films at home.

As always, at the end of the last class, we encourage friends and family to come and see the films we have created.
Kids Filmmaking Mini Camp
Grades: Entering 5th through 8th Grade

Class Size: Limited to 12 Students

Instructors: Chris Messineo & Daryn Davidson

Cost: $450

Dates and Times:
SummerOne WeekJun 26 - Jun 30Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pmSpace Still Available

Description: Working together, the kids learn all about filmmaking by making films.

Every day the students work with professional gear as they learn the craft of filmmaking.

Each child gets a chance to be in front of and behind the camera as we shoot: short movies, documentaries, music videos, stop motion animation, and even special effects with green screen.

Students shoot inside and outside (weather depending) and use powerful Final Cut Pro editing stations to create their own special effects and cut together their own movies.

Finally, at the end of the last class, we encourage friends and family to come and see the films we have created.

Note: Students may only register for one summer camp session to allow more students to participate.

Kids Filmmaking Camp
Grades: Entering 5th through 8th Grade

Class Size: Limited to 12 Students

Instructors: Chris Messineo & Daryn Davidson

Cost: $900

Dates and Times:
SummerTwo WeeksJul 10 - Jul 21Monday - Friday 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmSpace Still Available
SummerTwo WeeksJul 24 - Aug 4Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pmSpace Still Available

Description: Working together, the kids learn all about filmmaking by making films.

Every day the students work with professional gear as they learn the craft of filmmaking.

Each child gets a chance to be in front of and behind the camera as we shoot: short movies, documentaries, music videos, stop motion animation, and even special effects with green screen.

Students shoot inside and outside (weather depending) and use powerful Final Cut Pro editing stations to create their own special effects and cut together their own movies.

Finally, at the end of the last class, we encourage friends and family to come and see the films we have created.

Note: Students may only register for one summer camp session to allow more students to participate.