Filmmaking Workshop For High School



Summer Arts at Mason 2022


Aspiring young producers and actors are invited to dive into the creative and exciting world of filmmaking. Film pre-production, production, and post-production will be covered in this two-week program. Skills such as directing, videography, location sound, and editing with professional software will be taught. Students will collaborate in instructor-supervised groups to plan, shoot, and edit short films. Final projects will be premiered on the last day!


Ages:  14 – 18 (rising grades 9-12)
Dates:  July 25 – August 5, 2022 (two weeks)
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $914
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
*After Care add-on option (4pm-6pm) is available for this program.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.


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Get details and register for AFTER CARE (4pm-6pm).
After Care cost for each week is an additional $140.




Lisa Thrasher, Film Classes
Instructor: Lisa Thrasher
Mason Film and Video Studies Professor
Read about Ms. Thrasher

Producer Lisa Thrasher is an entertainment lawyer and Producer with 20 years of experience in Hollywood. Lisa has produced fiction films with some of Hollywood’s top female film and TV creators. Lisa’s films have achieved critical and commercial success receiving domestic and international, commercial distribution; screening at over 900 film festivals; winning over 80 awards, including a local Emmy and, a Student “Academy Award” Nomination. For over a decade, Lisa co-headed POWER UP Films, a Los Angeles film production company for women and the LGBTQ community. As President of Film Production & Distribution, Lisa oversaw development, production and distribution of all filmed entertainment, including: the romantic-comedy features “Girltrash: All Night Long” and the award-winning “Itty Bitty Titty Committee” (Berlinale “Teddy Award” Nominee, South by Southwest “Best Narrative Feature Jury Award); “Get to Know Us First” PSA (NBC, ABC, CBS); “Little Black Boot,” (Sundance); “Billy’s Dad is a Fudge-Packer” (Sundance); “Stuck” (Sundance “Honorable Mention”); and “DEBS” (Sundance, Berlinale “Best Short”).

Director: Ben Steger
Mason Film & Video Studies Professor




“I enjoy learning everything about the film process” – Filmmaking Online Workshop 2020 Participant

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

“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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