Filmmaking Workshop For Middle 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:  11 – 14 (rising grades 6-8)
Dates:  July 11 – 22, 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.




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Instructor: Lucy Gebre-Egziabher
Mason Film and 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 & International Relations from Wilson College. Ms. Gebre-Egziabher produced & 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 & Theatre Department; she teaches Screenwriting, Film Directing as well as classes in Film History, Theory & 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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