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Saturday Afternoon Live

Fall Session

  • Started Oct 21
  • 395 US dollars
  • 127 Main Street (GaragePod) in Dobbs Ferry


Students in Grades 5-8 learn to write, shoot, direct, act, and edit in their own short films and skits in this in-person, 90-minute class in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Each week, students will either be writing a new 5-minute movie, filming one, or editing the previous one. We will cycle through the roles of writer, director, cinematographer, actor, and editor so every kid gets a chance to do every job. - We'll start with the science of storytelling, and how to construct a strong script with a beginning, middle, and end, and the conflict that runs throughout.  - Students will learn how to use the camera, and choose the right angles and shots to meet their vision. - We'll need actors! The kids will have multiple opportunities to act in the films, and learn how to "act for the camera," including matching shots and finding their mark. - Lastly, the students will edit their mini movies, learning how to pick "takes" and adjust the tempo of the film using well-timed cuts. The 8-week session will culminate in a screening of our episode of Saturday Afternoon Live for family members and friends. Saturdays 3:00-4:30pm 127 Main Street (at GaragePod) in Dobbs Ferry, NY. DATES: Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Caroline Gordon-Elliott is an experienced filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor who has taught adults and kids in New York and Los Angeles. Her love for the craft of filmmaking and acting and years of experience in education show through her ability to inspire and nurture young talent. Email with any questions.


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