Shoot, act in, and edit your own film while discovering how movies are made. Learn the fundamentals of acting and filmmaking, as you learn to compose a story. Plan a production schedule, write the script, set up your lighting and shoot your short films in HD, adding special effects as you edit. What Students Learn - The movie making process start to finish - How to use a camera to tell stories via shooting techniques - How to work on a team - How to give and receive constructive feedback What Students Create - 1 short film, Commercial, or PSA More About This Course Our filmmaking classes will teach you how to master the movie production process and express your own creative voice through storytelling! You’ll develop a story idea with a production team, then turn that concept into a script. Master creative camera angles and unique shots to create an exciting and unique movie all your own. Friday Showcase At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join them for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week.
Adventures in Filmmaking A different film is made each week! Ages 8 - 12 years
Students will write and star in their own original short film. They will be guided to collaborate with their peers bringing their thoughts and ideas to the page, and from the page to the screen. Students will learn how to collaborate in creating a short movie and practice shooting and editing techniques to create a cohesive movie. This is a one-of-a-kind experience, and we are thrilled to be able to see what ideas our students come up with and help them make it a reality on screen! The week will conclude BY SHOWING THE FINAL PROJECT ON THE BIG SCREEN IN FRONT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Students will leave the camp with the production skills required to create a movie, along with footage of their very own short film.
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Start Your Own YouTube Channel Content Creation & Streaming with YouTube Ages 8 - 12 years, Ages 13-17
Be the star of your own show with a YouTube channel you create yourself. At the beginning of the week, students will learn how to utilize fundamental YouTube features and create content around their specific passion or interest. At the end of the week, students will have learned to create their YouTube channel from scratch, configure their live stream, engage a live audience on Twitch, and create engaging content for YouTube. Plan a production schedule, write the script, set up your lighting, and add special effects as you edit. Create custom thumbnails and channel graphics. Learn how to post your polished pieces and build an audience, then shoot one final video in any style you choose. Friday Showcase At the end of each week, students can invite their family and friends to join them to showcase their final projects.
Acting & Improvisation Camp For Children & Teens Ages 8 - 12 years, Ages 13 - 17 years
In this summer camp, students will develop a solid acting technique and foundation. Working on: IMPROV WORKOUT: Fun improvisational games & exercises. AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION ON CAMERA: Practice auditioning techniques & get on camera experience. SCENE STUDY: The best way to learn is through hands on experience with direction. Work on scenes & monologues VOICE INTENSIVE: Vocal and speech exercises. Acting Classes For Kids in LA
Musical Theater For Children & Teens Ages 8 - 12 years, Ages 13 - 17 years
The musical theater class focuses on singing, dancing, and acting. In-depth musical theater training, dance combination, song preparation/vocal performance, and scene work is taught at our Acting Classes For Kids in Los Angeles. Acting Classes For Kids in LA
In this acting class for kids in Los Angeles, we will choose our favorite characters from well-known literature like Cinderella, Rapunzel, Batman, and Spiderman. There will be drama games, music, and dance, as we work together to create our very own superhero and fairytale mini play! Acting Classes For Kids in LA
Our performing arts school in Los Angeles trains actors to become professional working actors in Theatre, film and television. If you are not currently in Los Angeles we also offer Online classes for teens. Michelle Danner’s Los Angeles acting school Children & Teen Program offers comprehensive training to build and refine the skills you need to succeed in the business. To sign up for children acting classes and Summer camps for kids in Santa Monica