Putting It All Together

Making movies is all about collaboration. In order to complete any film project, students need to work together as a team. The skills young filmmakers learn at Idyllwild Arts are not just technical relating to f/stops and camera angles; they are also team collaboration, budgeting, time management and so much more. From screenplay to final edit, the students learn how to make movies by making movies. They do not just talk about movies they actually make movies.

Ages 13-18

Cinemagraph: Visual Story in One Image

Ages 13-18

June 22 – July 3
Two-week session

A cinemagraph is a micro story in one image, a visual world or an animated picture – self contained – telling a hypnotic story. Learn how your film can grab the visual attention of your audience immediately using the structure of the cinemagraph.

This workshop will teach you how to translate an idea or an emotion into a visual medium. You will work on a mood board, color palette, and technical overheads, and explore the necessary steps to develop a highly stylized, impactful image. You will learn the basics of visual composition and key Photoshop techniques that incorporate both still and moving images. 

You will use the materials around you to create and produce your cinemagraph, with no need for high-tech cameras or lighting equipment. Using a current smartphone and computer with Photoshop, you can bring your ideas to life.

Find great examples of cinemagraphs at cinemagraphs.com/.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: $25
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Faculty: Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman

Class Schedule: Week 1

  • Monday: Introduction to the concept of idea, pre-visualization, conceptualization and definition of a cinemagraph.
  • Tuesday: Conceptualize, compose and develop overheads – plan your cinemagraph.
  • Wednesday: Execute your cinemagraph! Produce photo and video files.
  • Thursday: Edit your cinemagraph
  • Friday: Edit and complete your cinemagraph.

Meet Your Faculty

Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman began her career as a cultural developer, and photographer. She received a BFA in Communication, specializing in history and popular culture and an MFA in Film and Television. She has been a guest speaker in film and documentary master classes. She was an artist in residency at Reel Works in NYC while working as a development producer for 22 Whitestone. Catalina joined Poverty Row Entertainment where she co-produced independent works of film. Catalina is on the Idyllwild Arts Academy film faculty.

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Computer
  • Access to Photoshop
  • Access to any type of photo/video camera, including a cellphone.

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

More information coming soon!

Digital Collage Techniques

Ages 13-18

July 6 – 17
Two-week session

A digital collage is a powerful tool of self-expression. Discover and explore your own tangible, unique artistic style by learning to create digital collages, integrating mixed media in personal ways.

Create mixed media compositions using accessible elements and digital techniques such as layering and masking to express your own artistry.

Catalina will take you from concept and style to creating your own complex art as you learn and deploy new Photoshop techniques.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: $25
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Skill Level: All levels
Faculty: Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman

Class Schedule: Week 1

  • Monday: History of collage techniques with dynamic examples.
  • Tuesday: Conceptualization techniques.
  • Wednesday: Develop your concept – what calls to you?
  • Thursday: Assemble your collage.
  • Friday: Assemble your collage.

Meet Your Faculty

Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman began her career as a cultural developer, and photographer. She received a BFA in Communication, specializing in history and popular culture and an MFA in Film and Television. She has been a guest speaker in film and documentary master classes. She was an artist in residency at Reel Works in NYC while working as a development producer for 22 Whitestone. Catalina joined Poverty Row Entertainment where she co-produced independent works of film. Catalina is on the Idyllwild Arts Academy film faculty.

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Computer, access Photoshop, access to any type of photo/video camera, including a cellphone, scissors, glue, thick paper or poster-board, any size, any color. 
  • Scanner (optional)
  • Watercolors or any painting materials, could be markers. (optional)

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

More information coming soon!

Media Literacy in the Digital World

Ages 13-18

July 20 – 24
One-week session

Media literacy – understanding how to think critically about the news, images and information in media – is a critical skill. Media literacy is essential to living and interacting in today’s complex digital landscape.

Learn about the history of mass media and how the methods to target specific audiences and perpetuate cultural paradigms have not changed, but have evolved through the use of technology. Learn to discern and identify the role of media in our culture, become a smarter consumer of information, and produce media as a global thinker.

You will learn in a dynamic environment with active presentations and discussion prompts. The culminating work will be a video essay. 

Tuition: $625
Lab fee: $25
Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Skill Level: All levels
Faculty: Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman

Meet Your Faculty

Catalina Alcaraz-Guzman began her career as a cultural developer, and photographer. She received a BFA in Communication, specializing in history and popular culture and an MFA in Film and Television. She has been a guest speaker in film and documentary master classes. She was an artist in residency at Reel Works in NYC while working as a development producer for 22 Whitestone. Catalina joined Poverty Row Entertainment where she co-produced independent works of film. Catalina is on the Idyllwild Arts Academy film faculty.

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • phone camera or computer camera. 
  • Computer with access to Adobe Premiere or IMovie. 

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link .

More information coming soon!

Ages 14-18

Filmmaking Camp

Ages 13-18

July 6-17, 2020 (M-F)
Two-week session

This fun-filled two-week film camp offers you an opportunity to learn the three elements of filmmaking: story, image, and sound. Mastering the art of filmmaking will be taken to an all new level as you develop a screenplay, learn basic camera and lighting skills, and incorporate sound and music to your short films. 

Idyllwild Arts Film and Digital Media Chair Shelly Short will navigate you through the creative process of filmmaking using your iPhone or camera with video functions. Once you have completed this course, you will have the necessary skills to make fun and dynamic films with current technologies and will have mastered the basics of storytelling through movies.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 10 students.
Faculty: Shelly Short

Meet Your Faculty

Photographer and filmmaker Shelly Short has always followed her heart. Shelly is an award-winning artist with an MFA in Film and Television and a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Shelly has nearly 20 years of photography, filmmaking and marketing experience outside of the classroom. Her love of film and photography inspires her passion to teach.

Shelly began teaching in her teens as a volunteer in the Vietnamese Refugee camp in Malaysia. Her faculty experience includes SCAD Summer Seminars, Eastern New Mexico University, and Idyllwild Arts.

www.shellyshort.com

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Camera/Phone/Tablet
  • Tripod for iPad or camera
  • imovie

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

Stop Motion Animation for Teens

Ages 10-13, 14-18

June 22–July 3, 2020
Two-week session

Do you love Nightmare Before Christmas or Chicken Run? In this exciting film workshop, you will learn to tell your story using the art of stop motion animation. In stop motion, the filmmaker moves physical objects in small increments, capturing one frame at a time. When you play those photographs together rapidly, you create the illusion of movement.

Explore the possibilities of stop motion through online instruction and working on your own projects. Learn to use stop motion software and get insider filmmaking tips on creating and lighting your sets, drafting your script, and bringing your characters to life.

Led by Idyllwild Arts Film and Digital Media Chair Shelly Short, the workshop will take you through the creative process, working with clay or other items around your home.

Tuition: $1,200
Lab fee: N/A
Enrollment limited to 10 students.
Faculty: Shelly Short

Meet Your Faculty

Photographer and filmmaker Shelly Short has always followed her heart. Shelly is an award-winning artist with an MFA in Film and Television and a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Shelly has nearly 20 years of photography, filmmaking and marketing experience outside of the classroom. Her love of film and photography inspires her passion to teach.

Shelly began teaching in her teens as a volunteer in the Vietnamese Refugee camp in Malaysia. Her faculty experience includes SCAD Summer Seminars, Eastern New Mexico University, and Idyllwild Arts.

www.shellyshort.com

What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Any electronic device that has access to the internet (phone, tablet, computer, iPod, etc.) 
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Camera/Phone/Tablet
  • Tripod for iPad or camera
  • imovie

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

 

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