Filmmaking Workshop For Middle School Online

Summer 2020 registration is open!


Do you anticipate being bored at home this summer? If so, why not go on a fantastic journey of filmmaking, instead?! This intensive online workshop takes students on a creative adventure while allowing them to hone the technical skills they’ll need to be savvy media artists. Using cell phones and free DaVinci Resolve editing software, students will create films at home while receiving instruction on storytelling, videography, sound recording and video editing from seasoned, professional filmmakers. Students will complete preproduction, production, and postproduction on their very own short films. The camp culminates with an online film festival showcasing the student work!


Ages:  11 – 14
Dates:  July 6 – 17, 2020 (Two Weeks)
Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $770
Location:  Zoom & Blackboard (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Online Lecture
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Independent Work
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online Lecture
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Independent Work
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Online Lecture




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Lucy GebreEgziabher, Film workshops
Instructor: Lucy Gebre-Egziabher
Independent Filmmaker and Mason Film & Video Studies Professor
Read about Ms. Gebre-Egziabher

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and a Fulbright Scholar who lives in Falls Church, VA. She earned an MFA degree in Film from Howard University and a BS degree in Communications and International Relations from Wilson College. Ms. Gebre-Egziabher produced and directed narrative films as well as organizational videos under Teret Productions, a production company she founded in 1999. Along with teaching at Mason, she is an Assistant Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria Campus, in the Communication Studies and Theatre Department; she teaches Screenwriting, Film Directing as well as classes in Film History, Theory and Criticism. Ms. Gebre-Egziabher is currently co-writing a script for a feature film project that she will direct in Virginia.

Director: Ben Steger
Mason Film & Video Studies Professor




“My son was working with the other students on his team and learning the importance of working in a team environment.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2019 Parent

“The camp taught the filmmaking process and editing experience. As a parent, I am also glad the camp discussed the business part of filmmaking.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2019 Parent

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“You really helped me discover how much I love film more than I thought I would.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2018 Participant

“My favorite part was the filming process and editing.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2017 Participant

“Everyone learning theory and software was my favorite part.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2017 Participant





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