Rawson Saunders x Austin School of Film


Rawson Saunders presents exciting new film + animation clubs for students launching spring 2018! 


In partnership with the Austin School of Film - who for nearly two decades as an arts non-profit in Central Texas, has hosted over 20,000 youth students through our award-winning summer camps and youth programs. This spring, ASoF is bringing the fun to Rawson Saunders!

Students have the choice of joining Digital Filmmaking or Creative Animation clubs, with no prior experience required to participate. Students may opt to participate in both clubs!





Our award-winning Digital Filmmaking club camp explores every aspect of filmmaking. Students will work in crew-format collaborating and sharing ideas to create their own 5 minute short film. Students will learn hands-on with exercises in composition, camera movement, storyboarding, image, sound development and editing instruction with Final Cut Pro X. From idea to screenwriting, planning, production and post - students will experience every step needed to create a real short film using real professional equipment and industry standard platforms.

Schedule: April 18 - May 23, Wednesdays / 6 weeks, 3:30-5:30pm

Tuition: $420.00


INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Hemenway is an Austin-based filmmaker, painter, and writer. Raised on a farm in South Dakota and educated at Arizona State University’s Film and Media Production program, Hemenway moved to Austin in 2012, where he continues to pursue his work in narrative film. He has created video content for clients ranging from credit unions to travel agents, tech startups to government agencies, and feature filmmakers to nonprofits. Hemenway has worked on productions that have screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner, at Austin’s Stateside Theater, and on NBC. (matthemenway.com)




Our special hands-on animation club camp will guide students through the exciting world of 2D animation. Students will create their own animated worlds using a variety of techniques including drawing, digital animation, and professional tools such as light boards, industry-standard clay and a variety of animation supplies. Students will gain fundamental understanding as they are guided through the creative process used to create animation and apply that knowledge to create! Students will complete a series of short animations utilizing skills gained in class. 

Schedule: April 16 - May 21, Mondays / 6 weeks, 3:30-5:30pm

Tuition: $420.00


INSTRUCTOR: Lara Milhazes moved to Austin, Texas from Portugal in 2014 and is currently living + working in the lone star state. In Portugal, she developed many skills in event production, film production, animation, VJ, and video mapping. Since moving to the US, she has assisted on developing and co-teaching animation and film classes at various organizations including Austin School of Film. She also has worked with such places such as Monstra Fest and Curtas Fest and producing professional workshops from artist/VJ as part of EYEON. Favorite hobbies include surfing and paddle boarding on town lake!



no prior experience required. all levels welcome. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN TUITION COST. 

All films will be screened for the public at a special screening curated by ASoF + Rawson Saunders, featuring all films & animations completed in this sessions clubs. Screening: tba


All programs will take place on Rawson Saunders campus:
2614 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703