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July 16-25: Media Arts Academy for 10th-12th

July 16, 2018 — July 25, 2018

MON-FRI, JUL 16-20 & MON-WED, JUL 23-25, 9 AM-5 PM | 8 Sesssions

Instructor: Beth Federici

Location: Classes & Admin Offices


If you’re thinking about going to film/art school, or want to experience the excitement (and challenges) of creating an entire dramatic film from scratch, you don’t have to go to New York or Los Angeles. Now in its 18th year, the Media Arts Academy for Teens is the Northwest Film Center’s premier opportunity for teens to:

  • Learn with award-winning film professionals
  • Be part of a film crew
  • Use professional HD digital cameras, lights and microphones
  • Learn industry standard software
  • Get directly involved in scripting, planning, casting, directing, working with actors, shooting, lighting, sound recording, editing, and more!

Bring several script ideas to the first day. You’ll work as a group to examine what attributes make a story great and to consider different storylines. One or more ideas will come together into an original screenplay and production will begin.  Come prepared to work hard and learn an amazing amount! Expect at least one seriously long shooting day during the class.

No previous experience is required. The week will culminate in a screening for family and friends in the Film Center’s state-of-the-art Whitsell Auditorium. Completed films will be uploaded to a special class online video album.  Tuition includes lunches and all equipment.

The Frank Hood Scholarship application for the Academy can be found here (scroll down).