Silent Cinema Workshop

Do you love watching movies? Do you ever think about how they’re made? What about what movies were like when they didn’t know how to record sound? Have you ever wondered what the first movies looked like? In an age where there’s a mass production of cinema and anyone can be a filmmaker, it’s important to remember how it all began. We will step back in time into the late 1800s and early 1900s and discover how motion pictures were first made. As we explore the birth of cinema, we will screen films such as “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop” (1878) by Eadweard Muybridge, “A Trip to the Moon” (1902) by Georges Méliès, and Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedies. By the end of the week campers will have a flip book, a storyboard, a few short films of their own, as well as other exciting projects. Each camper is sent home with a copy of all the student films created during the week. They will get experience storyboarding, being both behind and in front of the camera, and making editing decisions. Students will be encouraged to design their own idea for a silent film while replicating aspects of early cinema. Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up are available to extend the day from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. $35/week for either morning or afternoon, $65/week for both.

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Monday through Friday, July 19 to August 2, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge
Summer Camp (Ages 11-14)
Molly Weinberg
First Lesson
Mon, Jul 29 2019