Students (ages 12 - 18) work with a professional filmmakers in a comprehensive hand-on experience to learn how to navgate the entire moviemaking process. From pre-production techniques in creating original ideas and planning shoots through directing and performing to post-production editing and designing FX, each student has the opportunity to focus on their own personal interests while building a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to make a movie. Over the course of the six weeks, students will have the opportunity to produce their own movies as well as work in conjunction with others on group projects. All equipment and suppies are included in the tuition.

6 weeks: January 18 – February 22 // Saturdays, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuition: $250/ $235 members (students or parents membership accepted)
Limit: 12 students

Instructor: Joe Lewis

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FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation

You've made your work and put it online - now what? This workshop will focus on effective strategies for increasing web presence for your project. How do we make our work go "viral" on the internet? Two knowledgable presenters will share their experiences helping independent filmmakers and non-profit work go "viral" on the web and host a question and answer session with attendees. Time at the end of the event will be set aside to talk about the 2014 CDMPF grant and answer questions pertaining to applications.


Sunday, March 2 // 11AM – 2PM
FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation

 Getting It Seen

 
 

FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation

Filmmaking has gone far beyond the theatre and television screen. How do you increase community engagement (and therefore impact, views, sales, interest, etc) through "trans-media?" This panel will discuss different ways to incorporate interactive elements in your film and media project to increase its social reach and impact. Examples include interactive websites, mobile apps, online tools for activism, and more.

Panelists include:
Jack C. Newell (HOW TO BUILD A SCHOOL IN HAITI)
Dan Rybicky (ALMOST THERE)
Brian Ashby and David Schalliol (THE AREA) 
John Fecile ('63 BOYCOTT)

Time at the end of the event will be set aside to talk about the 2014 CDMPF grant and answer questions pertaining to applications.

Saturday, March 8// 11AM – 2PM
FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation


 Models for Film and Media makers

Click here for more information on the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grant Opportunity, a project of the Voqal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers

FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation

Let's get down to the basics: you can't make your movie/project/dreams come true if you don't have any money. This panel will discuss successful crowdfunding strategies - how to organize your fundraising schedule, meet your kickstarter and indiegogo goals, increase your general donor base, not go crazy issuing prizes, and more. There will be some moderated discussion and plenty of question-and-answer with the audience. Time at the end of the event will be set aside to talk about the 2014 CDMPF grant and answer questions pertaining to applications.

 

Sunday, March 9 // 11AM – 2PM
FREE Admission made possible by the Voqal Foundation

 

 Successful Crowdfunding Strategies Panel

Click here for more information on the 2014 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund Grant Opportunity, a project of the Voqal Fund administered by Chicago Filmmakers

 

 

Ages 10-12

This comprehensive, 2-week camp will cover all aspects of digital video production, from initial concept to finished movie. Students will learn about pre-production planning, storyboarding, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and computer editing, and will work collaboratively on group projects. The camp closes with a public screening to showcase the work for friends and family, and each student receives a DVD copy of all projects completed in the workshop.
 
Ages 10 – 12 // Weekdays 10AM – 3PM // $450
Session 1: June 16 - 27, 2014
Session 2: July 21 – August 1, 2014

Extended Care: Pre and post-camp care is available for our Moviemaking Camp Students during the hours of 9-10AM and 3-5PM for an additional fee of $10/hr
 
Registration now open! 

Click here to enroll online for Session 1 (a comprehensive registration packet will be emailed to you upon payment)
 
Click here to enroll online for Session 2 (a comprehensive registrations packet will be emailed to you upon payment)
 
If you have any questions or would prefer to register over the phone, please call our office at 773.293.1447!
 
 

Ages 13 - 16

This comprehensive, 2-week camp will cover all aspects of digital video production, from initial concept to finished movie. Students will learn about pre-production planning, storyboarding, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and computer editing, and will work collaboratively on group projects. The camp closes with a public screening to showcase the work for friends and family, and each student receives a DVD copy of all projects completed in the workshop. 

Ages 13 - 16 // Weekdays 10AM - 3PM // $475
Session 1: 
July 7 - 18 
Session 2: August 4 - 15

Registration now open! 

Click here to enroll online for Session 1 (a comprehensive registration packet will be emailed to you upon payment)


Click here to enroll online for Session 2
 (a comprehensive registrations packet will be emailed to you upon payment)

If you have any questions or would prefer to register over the phone, please call our office at 773.293.1447! 

 

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