Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting summer camp for kids and teens

Summer Screenwriting Workshop

SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!

Mason Film & Video Studies Professor Amanda Kraus will help students learn how to build a strong foundation in fundamental screenwriting techniques for film, and to express their unique story ideas through character development, plot and dialogue. Students will present staged readings of their screenwriting projects, which could be used in the following Filmmaking Workshops! (Students who wish to participate in the Filmmaking Workshop along with this Screenwriting Workshop MUST register for both programs.)

 

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Ages:  11-18 years
Dates:  July 9-13, 2018
Times:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building

 

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An “After Care” 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 and add “After Care” to your cart (be sure to choose the correct week).

 

Amanda Kraus Screenwriting Lessons Instructor: Amanda Kraus
Read about Ms. Kraus

Amanda has been teaching college-level courses for 13 years in video editing, sound recording and mixing and post-production. Kraus participated in curriculum development at Columbia College of Hollywood and course development at George Mason University. Kraus’ significant professional experience bolsters her teaching experience: 11 years serving as Senior Editor / Senior Producer and Director at GMU-TV. Kraus has managed the build and design of instructional Foley facilities (post-production sound recording), served as Assistant Engineer at Paramount Recording Studios and Director of Post-Production Operations at Sonic Surgery. Her numerous television awards include seven Telly Awards, a Gracie Award, and Teacher of the Year at Columbia College Hollywood. Beyond her B.A. from Columbia College, Kraus earned a certificate from the Recording Engineer Program at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where she also taught a Studio Basics course. She has taught an extensive range of courses: Advanced Editing, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Studio Basics (sound engineering), History of Film Editing, Producers Workshop, Principles of Editing, Video Production Workshop, ADR/Foley, Production Sound, Script Writing, Film Scoring, Final Cut Pro, AVID Editing, Sound Design, and Acting for Directors. Kraus has a BA in Film and Television from Columbia College, Hollywood.

 

Sungtaek Lim, Film Camp Teaching Assistant: Sungtaek Lim
Read about Mr. Lim

Sungtaek Lim is a current Mason Film and Video Studies student who is involved in screen writing and editing. He has worked in the Korean comic industry for 5 years and published 4 comics on major web platforms in Korea. Recent accomplishments include making official teaser for the DC Film Fest and working on Senior Film at Mason. He loves writing and guiding kids to write great stories!

 

Steger_headshot Director: Ben Steger, Assistant Professor at Mason Film & Video Studies
Email questions to academy@gmu.edu

 

 

 

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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“My favorite part was getting to write my own script.” – Screenwriting Summer Workshop 2017 Participant

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