School Workshops

FILMMAKING BASICS (1-3 hour sessions, up to 11 hours total)

Participants cover an introduction to FilmMaking Basics, from story and character creation, to framing shots, making shot lists, storyboarding, crew drills, production, directing, and acting drills.

 

 

PREMIUM FILMMAKING  (1-3 hour sessions, 12+ hours total)

Participants cover an introduction (or review for returning students) to FilmMaking Basics, from story and character creation, to framing shots, making shot lists, storyboarding, production, directing, and acting.  Students work collaboratively to create their own short films together, as a class, and those films and the student filmmakers are featured in the Youth FilmMakers Session of the Astoria Film Festival in May at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

The Following Workshops are Available Only After At Least 5 Basic or  Premium FilmMaking Workshops are completed:

FILM EDITING IN PREMIERE PRO or IMOVIE

STORYBOARDING & SCRIPT WRITING INTENSIVE

CINEMATOGRAPHY & LIGHTING INTENSIVE

ACTING INTENSIVE

 

STOP MOTION WORKSHOP (6 hours over 1-6 days)

Create a script, storyboard, shotlists, characters, and a set, and then create a stop motion film together as a class. 

SPEAKER SERIES (6 one-hour appearances throughout the year)

AFF brings professional filmmakers to speak to students about career paths in tv/film/media. 

CAREER DAY (6+ people for 1-2 hours)

AFF can bring a team of filmmakers/tv/digital media professionals to a school career day.  We have also organized non-media career days.

EMAIL astoriafilmfestival@gmail.com to discuss bringing our workshops to your school, afterschool program, or community center.