Fall – Filmmaking & Editing Teens

Evaluate video images and audio information
Apply diverse editing techniques
Capture still shots, video, and audio files
"Even though my son knew a lot about making videos, he definitely learned a lot."

-Proud Parent

Spring enrollment is closed.
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TEENS (AGES 13–17)

Production gets all the glory in filmmaking because everyone wants to get their hands on or jump in front of the camera, but what good is a whole bunch of video footage? Someone needs to cut up, manipulate, and rearrange the footage. Someone needs to add sound and interesting effects. Someone needs to actually finish the project! That person is the editor. In the first half of this intensive filmmaking program, we will guide students on their path to learning, arguably, the most important job in the post-production process—video editing. Once the editing knowledge is in place, we can then return to the fun production work that everyone loves. Students will plan, script, direct, shoot, and edit a series of videos that are designed to express a personal narrative. YouTube has been the indie filmmaker’s best friend for years, and we will explore effective strategies for creating exciting social content, identifying target demographics, developing an audience-member persona, and promoting our personalized work to the world. 

Aspiring filmmakers and YouTube casters who want to advance their skills and captivate an audience with their very own, uniquely crafted visual entertainment

From September 5, 2017 to May 15, 2018

Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Final Project

A multimedia visual story that conveys a topic meaningful to the storyteller/director


Per Month


  • Edit pre-filmed footage and individually collected footage using a variety of editing software
  • Capture and manipulate still shots, video, and audio files
  • Mark and trim clips in a timeline
  • Embed music, filters, transitions, titles and credits
  • Implement simple video effects such as green screen, picture in picture, side-by-side, dissolves, etc.
  • Critically evaluate video images and audio information
  • Apply a diverse range of editing techniques and visual effects to strategically connect with a target audience
  • Formulate a plan of action to effectively communicate one’s artistic vision



Week 8: Pre-filmed Cut of Scene Edit
Week 16: Self-filmed Cut of Scene Edit


Week 24: Vlog Sequence Shoot and Edit 
Week 32: Niche Narrative Shoot and Edit



  • Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


What if my child can't start by the start date?

Our programs are comprehensive, meaning that they cover a lot of material during their duration. Our Spring programs will run from January 2018 to May 2018. If you cannot start at the beginning of the term, there are other opportunities to join us in our Workshops and Summer Camps.

If the program I want is full, is there a waiting list?

For those sessions that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get into the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested.  As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called to offer the space. 

What if my child misses a session(s)?

If your child has to miss class because of vacation or other commitment, we’ll arrange for you to come at another time to make up the hours for that month. 

Can I drop-off and pick-up?

Yes, but you will need to sign the children in and let us know who is picking them up. At the time of pick-up, our staff will ask for ID to match the name you provided at drop-off. You can also wait and relax in the comfort of the parents’ lounge area.

Learn more about our Programs!

Learn about our 2018 Summer Camps!