Digital Filmmaking for Teens
Carrie Cates


This hands on 7-week course will take students through the process of making a short film from script to screen. Students will be immersed into the world of digital filmmaking and learn extensively on topics such as: screenwriting, story board, casting, camera movement, sound, lighting and will take on such crew roles such as: Gaffer (lighting), Boom Operator (sound), Editor, Camera, Producer, and Director.

At the end of this course, the class will have a completed short film using digital video technology eligible to be submitted at ASoF's 2018 Official SXSW showcase.

About the instructor:




Carrie Cates has a Radio-TV-Film degree from Indiana State University and studied film theory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, she the Community Director at Motion Media Arts Center and a local Austin indie film producer. Since moving from the Hoosier state to Austin, she has produced 3 feature length films, Summer League, Wind & Rain, and Intrusion Disconnected and quite a few shorts. In the midst of all of this, she founded a youth film festival for junior high and high school students in the greater Austin area, the Austin Youth Film Fest, where she took a very active role in coordinating its inaugural year to great success and praise. She's a self-proclaimed collaboration enthusiast, and is always looking for new ways to use technology to bridge communication gaps in production. Needless to say, she is incredibly supportive and involved in the local Austin film scene. 

Tuition: $295

September 6 - October 18 / Wednesdays / 5:00pm - 7:00pm / 0 seats left