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Teenagers film with a green screen
Our filmmaking summer program offers tweens & teens an immersive and intensive filmmaking experience. Students will journey through the entire filmmaking process and create a film from start to finish. Students will learn the mechanics of filmmaking and how to work as part of a team.
Each session students will be introduced to new concepts and steps in the filmmaking process. They will see a short film evolve from the earliest stages of idea brainstorming through the entire production process. Students will have the opportunity to try out every role as well, learning how to create a screenplay, organize and direct a production, run camera, lighting and sound equipment and edit video and sound.
Students will film at Boy Scout Hall and around downtown Simsbury.

NEW Schedule:
1 Week, 6/17-6/21
Monday - Friday, 9 AM-2 PM
Film Screening: TBD

Refund Policy?  Please click here to read our refund/transfer policy.

About the Instructor: Marc Bonaguide
I studied both sociology and filmmaking at Boston College and have taught filmmaking to students in a school setting for fifteen years. I have been excited to incorporate filmmaking into my private practice in Canton and offer a number of different formats and programs. I have always found film, and the filmmaking process, to be an engaging, powerful (and fun) tool to help students explore their creativity, build self-confidence and learn important problem-solving and communication skills. My programs offer a supportive and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn the filmmaking process.

Behavior Policy
Rules, Behavior, and Discipline Policy
Participants will be responsible for following ALL program rules as listed below:
*Participants must be respectful to other participants, staff, and facilities and equipment at all times.
*Participants must remain in designated program areas at all times unless escorted by an instructor.
*Participants must stay with their instructor at all times.
*Participants must use appropriate language with other participants and staff at all times.
*Participants are only permitted to leave the program when they are signed out by a parent/guardian or other
authorized person.

All children are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will not tolerate any physical violence, name calling, foul language, destruction of property, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of the behavior, a behavior tracking form may be completed and kept on file. Parents will be notified and receive a copy of any such form. If warranted, the Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss or suspend any child from the program. No refunds will be given.

Scholarships
Interested in a scholarship for this program? Contact Simsbury Social Services at 860-658-3283.

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Young Filmmakers 
10y - 14y N/A MTuWThF  06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$499.00 R, $499.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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