Filmmaking Summer Workshop For High School
Teens (rising Grades 9-12) interested in any and all aspects of the movie industry will enjoy this two-week workshop. Film pre-production, production, and post-production will be covered, as well as various on and off set roles. 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 fictional films. Final projects will be premiered on the last day!
Ages: 14-18 years
Dates: July 22-August 2, 2019 (two weeks)
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building
An “Extended Day” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Extended Day” or “After Care”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.
Instructor: Lisa Thrasher, Mason Film & Video Studies Professor
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At POWER UP Films, Lisa was President of Film Production & Distribution conducting all Film, TV & PSA development, production and distribution. At 20th Century Fox, Lisa did International Anti-Piracy Litigation & Trademark Prosecution and Anti-Piracy Advocacy seated on the Motion Picture Association’s International Anti-Piracy Committee with Sony, Universal, MGM, Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros where Lisa conducted negotiations with Foreign Heads of State, including Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, to protect the Studios’ Films. Also a Film Professor/Film Festival Panelist at: Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea; The Goethe Institut in Johannesburg, South Africa and The South African Broadcasting Corp in Cape Town for Out in Africa; University at Buffalo; Ohio State University “Pop! Impact Forum;” Madrid’s Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; South by Southwest “Gender and Sexuality in Film;” and a Short Film Screener for the Sundance Film Festival. Lisa also worked on documentaries for Producer Michael Paseornek, CEO/Founder of Lion’s Gate Films, and a Reality Television Producer on “Lunch Box Heros” (NBC) starring Leslie Nielson and “Open For Business” (PBS) starring Itzhak Perlman.
Teaching Assistant: Matthew Vargas
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Teaching Assistant: Jesse Benitez
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Director: Ben Steger, Mason Film & Video Studies Professor
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- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Filmmaking Workshop / High School Welcome 2019 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.
“You really helped me discover how much I love film more than I thought I would.” – Filmmaking Summer Workshop 2018 ParticipantSee More Testimonials
“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