Film director George Cukor once stated, “You learn out of bitter experience, trial and error.” Imagine a program that gives you the opportunity to learn many of those life lessons while still in high school. Imagine going to school each day and attending small classes, where you are exposed to, and learn from, visiting professionals in the industry. In Digital Filmmaking class students gain hands-on experience by writing, directing, and editing their own digital film projects.
The course is designed to give each student an overview of the many aspects of the motion picture industry, including writing, producing, directing, lighting, shooting, sound recording, and editing. This is achieved partially through lecture time, partially through critiquing the work of other filmmakers including fellow classmates, and partially through hands-on production. Through this process they not only gain a valuable and marketable skill, but will have strengthened their thinking skills by learning to think abstractly and conceptually.
In addition to learning the aesthetics of digital film production, students also learn several computer programs including: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Garageband, Motion, and much more.