Class Descriptions | Annual
Student-Film Premiere Sponsorship
The Young Filmmakers’ Workshop provides a dynamic hands-on,
intensive environment where young people learn
about the world of film and build basic to advanced level skills under the guidance of working professionals.
The program culminates in a red-carpet premiere of student films at Baltimore’s Senator Theater. The workshops for
older students provide portfolio-quality work for those wishing to pursue filmmaking, directing, visual design,
or acting in education and the professions. Because of the specialized nature of the program, participants should
be prepared to be totally immersed in the world of film, while having fun. Younger students work in each
of the studios and on the feature film while exploring the richness embodied in the art of film.
Space is limited. Early application is recommended to guarantee
a place in the workshop of your choice.
Age and previous experience determine placement. For all YFW Participants: Our fall premiere is underwritten by
tax-deductible program sponsor ads that are sold by students. Further information is provided upon enrollment.
THREE WEEK SESSIONS
June 22– July 10, 2015
M-F 9 AM – 4 PM
EXPLORATIONS IN FILM
Ages 9 through 12-1/2
Specifically designed for and targeted to the younger Filmmakers Workshop participants, this course gives students the opportunity
to get involved in all aspects of filmmaking: design, production, acting, observation, and analysis. Under the guidance of
experienced professionals, students learn all aspects of filmmaking while working on projects and a feature film.
Students study the history of film by watching, discussing, and reproducing the ways great filmmakers achieve the effects
that captivate audiences. Participants work in each of the studios expanding their knowledge of, and skill-building in,
the arts and crafts of filmmaking. Each year Explorations in Film highlights different film styles and genres allowing students
to build skills year after year. Students gain a greater appreciation for the world of filmmaking, learn the crafts needed to create a film
—and have a great deal of fun!
Ages 12 and Up
This program is for those who love art and construction, costuming, make-up, and visual design, and are interested in embarking upon
or furthering their studies in filmmaking. Learn script and character analysis, design conception, location selection, and more.
Create props, sets, make-up, and costumes for the YFW films. The small size of this class allows us to tailor the course to each student’s
ability and to provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in these processes from start to finish. Students spend the three weeks
designing, building, and applying their work to a narrative film. Age and previous experience determine placement.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
Ages 13 and Up
Taught by professional actors with strong dramatic training, Acting for the Camera covers the basics of character,
motivation, script analysis, relationships, and more, using acting techniques including Meisner, Stanislavski, and Strasberg.
Emphasis is on developing on-camera dramatic skills in an environment where each student is challenged to stretch his or her abilities.
Students alternate between training, rehearsals, and shooting scenes for a short film.
Ages 13 and Up
Students are trained by award-winning professionals in all aspects of the filmmaker’s craft and are rotated into each job of a working film
crew, including an opportunity to direct. Instruction starts with beginning/intermediate elements moving forward to accommodate
student need, including lighting, composition, camera movement, continuity, and directing, while shooting a short narrative feature film.
Contact St. Paul's Summer Camp at 11152 Falls Road, P.O. Box 8100, Brooklandville, MD 21022. Enrollment is limited.
See the Young Filmmakers Workshop on
Return of the Body Snatchers, a sequel to the 1950s classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, was created entirely
by students at the Young Filmmakers Workshop in the summer of 2006.
Obscured by the Night, an original take on the film noir genre, was made entirely by students during the
summer of 2008at the Young Filmmakers Workshop in Baltimore, MD.
The Festival is a short documentary about the annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival._________________________________________________________________________________
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