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We are looking for a summer program in filmmaking for our high school son. He is applying to CSSSA, but it sounds fairly competitive, so we'd like a backup in the event that he doesn't get in. Can anyone else recommend other similar programs? We have looked at East Bay Media Center and TILT, but they don't seem as intense (they are shorter programs that meet for fewer hours). Thanks for any ideas!
As for competitiveness in getting in, call and talk with them -- that was helpful for me. wbrown
My 17 year old daughter will be spending part of the summer in Berkeley. She attends boarding school out of state, and I will be moving back to Berkeley from LA this summer, so she won't know any teens her age. Any suggestions for cooking, baking, or film making classes, programs, or short term internship opportunities are much appreciated! She did try the 3 week digital filmmaking program in downtown Berkeley a couple summers ago, but it didn't turn out too well because she ended up being paired with an 11 year old girl who was too young for the program. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
My 16 year old is interested in joining a film making class. does anyone know of one in the area of Oakland, Alameda or Berkeley? Thanks Cynthia
Have any of your teens had experience with the classes and/or internships at the Berkeley Community Media TV station? What did they do? learn? what were their interests and were they met? Would love to hear about it. Thank you! Teen mom
TILT at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center has an amazing Summer Film Camp for Teens ages 14-19. I enrolled my son a couple of years ago and he had a great time! The instructors were fabulous, patient and knowledgeable. He has continued making films due to his experience at TILT.
I also know several other young people who have participated in the TILT Summer Film Camp and they had an equally wonderful experience. Not only did they make their very own film, but their films have gone on to screen at the De Young, the San Rafael Film Center and at the San Francisco Women's Film Festival. If you have a son or daughter interested in making media or learning more about it, I recommend TILT whole-heartedly!
You can check out their website at www.tiltmedia.org. For the summer page, it is: www.tiltmedia.org/summer.html
They are accepting registrations now for their June/July & July/August sessions :) -Bernadette
Has anyone ever enrolled their kid in the East Bay Media Center's summer media camp? It is a 3 week session of film making - I would love some feedback. karen
I'm looking for a filmmaking or tv production school for my teenage daughter. She will be attending one in San Francisco, but I'm wondering if there is anything in the East Bay. Alix
Does anyone know of summer programs for teens who want to learn how to make movies, other than the NY Film Academy? It would be great to hear from anyone whose child has taken classes at the Academy of Art, or a local community college. Anything at New Expressions?
My 17 year old daughter attended a summer program called Young Filmmaker's Worskhop in Rockport, Maine last summer for 2 weeks and had a great time. Check it out at www.TheWorkshops.com. Ruth
I believe Mills College has a summer camp for teens in computers and film-making. My younger daughter went to their summer camp for younger kids and had a really good experience. I know they just sent out their camp brochures- call the college soon because I think the spaces fill up quickly. It is a beautiful campus, and great facilities (brand new pool, etc.), good counselors, etc.. Dianne
The Film Arts Foundation in SF has 16mm film production classes offered 4 or 5 times a year. They are 8-10 weeks long, teaching all the basics of cinematography, lighting, editing, and creative aspects. They are not geared to children per se, but at 15 1/2, I'd say a smart, self-assurred kid could really soar. All students produce a short film during the class. Film Arts Foundation phone number is 415.552-8760.
Another resource is Cal Arts in Valencia. They host a film/video production class for high school kids for 8 (?) weeks in the summer. I have a friend who teaches there and always has rave reviews of the students and projects. for California Institute of the Arts in Valencia,
The filmmmaking classes at Cal Arts, Valencia are taught throught the California State Summer School for the Arts program. There is a website at URL:
I phoned my friend Greta Snider, who teaches there. Greta says the deadline for this year's applications has probably passed, so your daughter could apply for next year perhpas. Also, the financial aid is very generous.
For video production classes (for youth and/or adult), I'd call East Bay Media Center on University (843.3699). They do classes at the Center, or can put you in touch with other resources.
UC Extension summer catalog is another resource.
Architecture Slide Library
(and independent filmmaker...)
BCM is "Berkeley Community Media", or free public access tv Channel 25 on
the cable system. We are housed at BHS and have air space for your video
information, announcements, etc. If you have a video tape ready, we can
broadcast it now. If you want to learn how to do better videos, have a
program, learn aspects that will help your school and your organization
communicate better, we can help you. There are classes. instructors, many
opportunities. The schedule is printed in the Berkeley Voice and we have
a monthly newsletter. We are always trying to get the word out about our
existence and have Berkeley people find us to be useful. Luanne Rogers,
board member. home:845-3829; work:644-6212
From: Luanne_Rogers AT berkeley.k12.ca.us (Luanne Rogers)
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