Eric Rogers, Instructor
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Film director George Cukor once stated, “You learn out of bitter experience, trial and error.” Imagine a program that gives you the opportunity to learn many of those life lessons while still in high school. Imagine going to school each day and attending small classes, where you are exposed to, and learn from, visiting professionals in the industry.

In Digital Filmmaking class students gain hands-on experience by writing, directing, and editing their own digital projects. The course is designed to give each student an overview of the many aspects of the motion picture industry, including writing, producing, directing, lighting, shooting, sound recording, and editing. This is achieved partially through lecture time, partially through critiquing the work of other filmmakers including fellow classmates, and partially through hands-on production. Through this process they not only gain a valuable and marketable skill, but will have strengthened their thinking skills by learning to think abstractly and conceptually.

In addition to learning the aesthetics of digital film production students also learn several computer programs including: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Garageband, Soundtrack, Motion, DVD Studio Pro and much more.

Note to Applicants:

Open to rising 9th-12th graders.

Digital Film students are not required to have prior video shooting or editing experience but if you have, please bring a sample of your work. (I'll only watch five minutes worth of material though so make it count.)  It's best to bring the video in on an external drive in a quicktime format if possible.  Otherwise CD or DVD works too. 

Be prepared to spend approximately 15 minutes writing during the interview.

I'm mainly looking for evidence that you have the aptitude and work ethic needed to learn the material and produce the work.  

Interview notices will be sent via the e-mail address you provide when you apply.

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