18 lessons of English per week
8 lessons of movie production per week. DVD of final movie production.
This program introduces participants to the exciting process of creating a short film (use of camera and equipment included). Teachers have included Columbia University instructors and directors and technicians who’ve worked on major Hollywood productions, including projects with George Lucas and Ray Liotta. Hollywood insiders teach students how to write a short screenplay and draw storyboards. Participants also learn basic camera moves and improve their skills with ‘on location’ shooting.
After the shoot, students help edit and add effects to their film and then present their work to other students in a movie showcase. Students also experience a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry with visits to major movie studios and other fascinating sites related to the entertainment business.
Finally, students will enjoy a tour of Hollywood and may even see a movie star at the famous Hollywood & Highland complex—home of the Academy Awards!
The activities and excursions of the course include:
Beverly Hills Tour
Cinema Make-up Workshop
DJ Dance Party
Knott´s Berry Farm (optional, for additional cost)
Soak City Water Park (optional, for additional cost)
MLB Baseball Game (optional, for additional cost)