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Produce Stories from Script to Screen!
Writopia Lab’s filmmaking program is driven by the students’ creative vision. It is a writing-focused program elevated by professional grade instruction, software, and equipment. In a fun and productive space, students write, shoot, and edit short films under the guidance of professional filmmakers. The program culminates in a celebratory showcase of excerpts and short films.
Writopia Lab’s filmmaking workshop for 13+ is a fun and intensive program focused on writing, directing, and editing up to three collective film projects. Students will use professional-grade cameras, equipment, and software and cast their own actors from a pool of New York City professionals.
We offer two filmmaking seminars in the summer that give participants the opportunity to take part in a film-school style workshop. While the focus remains on the writing aspect of filmmaking, the two-week structure for each seminar allows for more depth into the technical aspects of the artform as well. Participants will gain better proficiency with professional-grade cameras, sound and lighting kits, editing software, and the experience of working with professional actors who bring the scripts to life.
For your enjoyment, please take a moment to watch these past productions that were created in our filmmaking electives, camps, and workshops.
The trailer for Writopia: The Haunting was selected for the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival's Downtown Youth Behind the Camera!