Youth Digital Filmmaking (Ages: 14-17)

Youth Digital Filmmaking (Ages: 14-17)


This hands-on film 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 boarding, casting, camera movement, sound, lighting and will take on such crew roles such as: Gaffer (lighting), Boom Operator (sound), Editor, Cinematographer (camera), Producer, and Director. At the end of this class, students will have a festival-ready 5 minute short film.

In class time will be reserved for hands-on film production education and pre-production & planning their film. Students will schedule their film shoot outside of class with film teacher. Students will host real film auditions, cast real actors, shoot on location in/around Austin, and use professional filmmaking gear provided by ASoF.

Students should expect to dedicated classroom time (16 hours) to pre-production + post-production and between 10-15 hours outside of class on the actual film production of their short film. All films are completely created and produced by the students themselves and all ideas are their own.

Our goal is to foster an empowering environment for teens to learn-while-doing while they also learn the industry standards of film production & post. This class is perfect for high school students who are wanting to learn the world filmmaking and produce polished real festival-ready short films. Austin School of Film will have guest professional indie filmmakers from the industry to give the students a glimpse into the local film scene & share insight into the world of film.

Austin School of Film will submit all final films from this course to the Austin Youth Film Festival on behalf of the students. Their film will also be showcased in ASoF’s annual Community Screening along with fellow ASoF student films (from all ages + classes).

This class is open to any high school student ages 14-17 years old. If you are 18 years old, you are welcome to take any of our 18+ such as “Digital Filmmaking” for 18+ students.

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