Film – Summer 2019

Stop-Motion Animation

Dates: July 8–12 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Ages: 14–18
Tuition: $300 ($25 off for previous School of the Performing Arts students, must call to receive discount)
Location: The Addy Media Lab at Proctors
Experience: Introductory to Intermediate

Make inanimate objects come alive! No matter which type of animation you wish to pursue, learning traditional techniques is invaluable in order to gain new perspective and control over the art form. This workshop teaches the basics needed to be a traditional stop-motion animator using a variety of materials including cutout paper, clay and drawings. Emphasis is placed on skill acquisition and experimentation, as well as using emotion to drive movement. Student animators will use iPads and DSLR cameras along with iStopMotion to record their stop-motion shorts. The workshop will conclude with a film festival to screen students’ creations.

* All equipment will be provided for the students.

RESERVE EARLY!

Space is limited. A maximum of 12 animators will be accepted.

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Filmmaking Academy

Dates: July 15–26 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | M–F
Ages: 15–18
Tuition: $525 ($25 off for previous School of the Performing Arts students, must call to receive discount)
Location: Fenimore Asset Management Gallery at Proctors
Experience: Intermediate to Advanced

This two-week intensive program expands on fundamental filmmaking skills and techniques to create a narrative short film. Students will explore pre-production, production, post-production and distribution – including idea development, camera composition, lighting, sound and editing. Teams will take responsibility for productions as they work in small groups to bring ideas to the screen using DSLR cameras developing working practices learning exposure, depth of field and composition in their cinematography. Students will strengthen editing skills as they find pacing and editing style that match their vision through the use of Adobe Premiere Pro CC. and can learn how to distribute and promote work both online and through film festivals.

NOTE: Students should be comfortable working on location in the downtown Schenectady area as well as be willing to collaborate with other students in the program.

* All equipment will be provided for the students.

RESERVE EARLY!

Space is limited. A maximum of 15 filmmakers will be accepted into this year’s program.

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Reel Adventures

Dates: July 29–Aug 2 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | M–F
Ages: 10–14
Tuition: $300 ($25 off for previous School of the Performing Arts students, must call to receive discount)
Location: Fenimore Asset Management Gallery at Proctors
Experience: Introductory

NOW Full day and one week! Become the next Steven Spielberg and go from script to screen and everything in between with Reel Adventures. This introductory filmmaking program gives students the chance to bring their imaginations onto the big screen.  By the end of the program, filmmakers will experience directing, acting on the screen, producing, editing, shooting and other behind-the-scenes magic that shapes a film from an original idea to a blockbuster.

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