About the Program
What is it?
A serious independent filmmaking program where teens, working together
as one unit, create their own 6-7 episode mini series. (Each episode
runs roughly 15-20 minutes.)
When is it?
Saturdays. Times vary. Teens may choose to come for a full
day (9 AM - 4 PM) with a one hour lunch or a half day (9-12 or 1-4).
It is up to the teen how frequently and for how long they come. (See
"Attendance" below for more information.)
Who should attend?
Anyone with a serious interest in filmmaking between the ages of 13 and
19. We have a lot of fun, but we do a lot of work. This is not a
program for loafers.
Who will be running it?
Melissa has a B.A. in Television, Radio, Film from Syracuse University
and will be in charge of supervising the class. She handles scheduling
and communication, but the teens are largely responsible for running their
I missed the registration deadline, but I'm still interested in being a part of
this. How can I get involved?
We are ALWAYS looking for committed individuals who want to ACT.
We'll have auditions sometime in October/November. If you're
interested in getting involved in front of the camera, please contact
Melissa for more information. If you want to be a part of the crew and
have missed the deadline, please consider joining as an actor. The
group really values people with a good work ethic. If you join as an
actor, but want to do more, the chances of you being a part of crew are
actually pretty high.
I'm interested in filmmaking, but this sounds like too much for me.
Do you have anything "lighter"?
Yes! Please check out the Z-Factor Productions page. It also
meets once a week, but only for an hour. Z-Factors focuses on short
film production, and the environment is perfect for beginners, tweens,
and/or those looking for a "lighter" filmmaking experience!