Virtual PD Workshop: Filmmaking in the Classroom: A Look at the Production Process


Registration is Closed

January 20, 2022

4:00 PM ET–6:30 PM ET



Filmmaking in the classroom can be intimidating, if not downright overwhelming (we’ve all been there). We’ll take you step-by-step through the Film Production Process, including:

  • How to control the scope of a project
  • The best ways to film in a school
  • How to manage editing with a group


By exploring the most important parts of Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production, and engaging with custom-made resources, attendees will gain a nuanced and complete understanding of how to confidently lead students through the filmmaking process in the classroom.


Workshop Specific Goals:

  • Warm-up with exercises centered around each phase of film production
  • Review tried and true worksheets and tips used in group filmmaking projects
  • Learn the JBFC’s method of leading filmmaking in the classroom 
  • Engage in problem-solving breakout sessions with fellow educators


PD Outline:


  1. Controlling the Scope of a Project 
  2. Turning your Story into a Series of Shots
  3. Preparing to Film


  1. Roles and Expectations
  2. Managing Time
  3. Filming in a School


  1. Project Organization
  2. Editing, Feedback, and Revision
  3. Screening


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