Teen Filmmaking Seminar

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Writopia offers 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.

The seminars are taught by Jon Zimmerman, a full-time screenwriter and USC graduate, as well as Ethan Shafran Moltz, a professional editor and videographer.

Application Only, due June 1st.

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!

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Writopia Lab fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

We have never turned away a student whose family was unable to pay for workshops. Fifty percent of our students attend on either partial or full scholarships.

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