Courses for Kids, Teens & Adults

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Semester
Grade Levels
Interests

Fall
A Taste of Animation, FamiliesCreate stop-motion animated films using mixed-media materials during this Saturday morning family workshop.
Families, Kids
Animation, Sound/Music
Fall
Cinemania: Afterschool Film Club, Gr. 7-8Explore the art of cinema through watching and discussing an extensive array of films from around the world.
Kids
Clubs, Film Studies
Fall
Cinematography - Floating CameraGain a formal understanding of camera movement and lenses
Teens
Cinematography, Filming
Fall
College Night, Gr. 9-12Hear from members of our Creative Culture initiative about their myriad of undergraduate film school experiences.
Free at The Lab, Teens
Fall
CrewThis is the perfect place to gain valuable experience, build your film reel, or work on senior projects. Designed for students with prior filmmaking experience.
Teens
Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Film Studies, Filming, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Digital Storytelling, FamiliesMake a story to share with relatives and friends, near and far.
Families, Kids
Editing, Filming, Sound/Music
Fall
Elements of Film: CinematographyAward-winning documentary filmmaker Diane Hodson shows how lighting design, color, movement, composition, and framing communicate theme and meaning in both fiction and documentary film.
College and Adult
Cinematography, Film Studies
Fall
Elements of Film: Editing

NEW! This fall, we’re introducing a selection of three-part seminars that explore various elements of the art of film and...

College and Adult
Editing, Film Studies
Fall
Elements of Film: ScreenwritingLearn from NYU professor Rob Morton how the screenwriter uses plot and structure to show, not tell. This seminar is perfect for film lovers and aspiring screenwriters.
College and Adult
Film Studies, Writing
Fall
Experiments in Animation, Gr. 3-8Use cut paper and mixed media to bring your characters to life with Dragonframe stop-motion software.
Kids
Animation, Editing, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Experiments in Gaming, Gr. 3-8Experience virtual worlds and explore new frontiers and galaxies as you blast your way through a variety of games.
Kids
Gaming
Fall
Experiments in Sound, Gr. 3-8Write, produce, and record an audio series in the Lab’s Recording Studio.
Kids
Editing, Sound/Music
Fall
Experiments in Video, Gr. 3-8Manipulate shutter speed, exposure, and aperture to create cinematic visual effects.
Kids
Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Film Style and Form: Back on the Big ScreenJoin JBFC faculty member Theresa Dawson and fellow film enthusiasts to view and discuss a selection of remastered or rereleased classics, inspired by our Back on the Big Screen series.
College and Adult
Film Studies
Fall
Intro to Film LanguageThis introduction to the key elements of film language - editing, sound, and cinematography - will give all movie lovers a deeper understanding of the craft and technique of film.
College and Adult
Film Studies
Summer
Lab Camp, Grades 3–4New! One-week format with each session offering a different theme. Customize your Summer @ the Lab experience.
Kids
Summer
Lab Camp, Grades 5–6New! One-week format with each session offering a different theme. Customize your Summer @ the Lab experience.
Kids
Summer
Lab Camp, Grades 7–8New! One-week format with each session offering a different theme. Customize your Summer @ the Lab experience.
Kids
Summer
Lab Camp, Grades 9-10New! One-week format with each session offering a different theme. Customize your Summer @ the Lab experience.
Teens
Fall
On the Set, Gr. 6-8Take your media-making skills to the next level, and learn what it’s like to write, direct, and edit a film in a professional environment.
Kids
Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Production: NarrativeLearn the step-by-step process of film production in this collaborative workshop
Teens
Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music
Fall
Production: NonfictionLearn the process of directing and producing a short documentary
Teens
Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music
Fall
Projects in Animation, Gr. 3-8Create a collaborative story and then contribute pages to an animated comic book with Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe After Effects CC.
Kids
Acting, Animation, Editing, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Projects in Video, Gr. 3-8Inspired by the characters, setting, and tone of a well-known painting, students work together to write, direct, shoot, and edit a short film.
Kids
Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music, Writing
Fall
Screenwriting: Elements of the CraftJBFC faculty member and NYU professor Rob Morton will guide you as you enhance your screenplays with weekly exercises and critiques on topics including cinematography, production design, costume, and editing.
College and Adult
Writing
Fall
Seeing Stories, Gr. PreK-KExperience the magic of digital storytelling.
Kids
Acting, Filming, Sound/Music
Fall
Special Screening, Gr. 9-12Come together for short films, special guests, and food in this fun and festive night.
Free at The Lab, Teens
Fall
Storyville, Gr. 1-2Dream up your own unique stories, characters, and places—and then bring them to life!
Kids
Acting, Animation, Editing, Filming, Sound/Music
Summer
Summer Co-op, Grades 9–12Over three weeks, groups pitch, script, shoot, and edit an original narrative short.
Teens
Fall
The Actor's Craft on CameraExplore the essential filmmaker-performer relationship and discover what makes a performance work on screen
Teens
Acting
Fall
The Power of Story: A Writer’s GroupDeepen and sustain your writing practice while receiving the encouragement you need. Participants share their written work and receive supportive feedback, guided by JBFC faculty member Anne Marie Santoro.
College and Adult
Writing
Fall
The Power of Story: Everything Is PossibleIn this encouraging environment, JBFC faculty member Anne Marie Santoro will help you claim your confidence to bring your stories out of your heart and imagination and into the world.
College and Adult
Writing
Fall
Video Game Club, Gr. 5-8Join the club and experience games on a whole new level—from the inside out.
Kids
Clubs, Gaming
Fall
Writing: Dialogue and PerformanceUse fundamentals of screenwriting to write scripts with natural, authentic dialogue
Teens
Writing

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