Filmmaking

Our filmmaking classes are designed to introduce students, Grades 6-12, to the fundamental skills and techniques needed to write, produce, and direct their own films. Through film production, animation, and workshops dedicated to specific skills (directing, lighting, or sound), any student can learn the critical elements of film production.

Fundamentals for Grades 6-12:

These fast-paced, comprehensive courses lay the foundation for any serious filmmaker looking to create their own project. Students learn how to use our state-of-the-art equipment to practice the concepts and techniques to create visual storytelling projects.

Class title examples include Fundamentals of Filmmaking, Narrative Filmmaking Project, Summer Filmmaking Camps, Essentials of Animation

Intensive classes for Grades 6-12:

These classes are for students who have already taken part in one of IStage’s filmmaking courses and want to learn more about specific aspects of film production. Students will gain knowledge and insight into specific roles, learning terminology, techniques, and theory associated with the specialized practice.

Class title examples include: Filmmaking Conservatory Workshops, Independent Film Study, High School Filmmaking Intensive

Film Acting (Grades 4-12)

Throughout the school year and summer, acting classes specifically for film work help train young actors in acting techniques for television and film.

Class title examples include: Screen Actors Project, Acting for Camera



Visit our Classes Search Tool starting in July for our Fall semester and in November for our Winter/Spring Semester. Visit our Camps Search Tool in January to find Summer Camps!

Explore other program areas such as Acting & Musical Theatre, Early Childhood, Dance, Access & Inclusion, and Training & Performance.

Our Education Department is eager to help parents and caregivers find the best match and course of study for each child:

David Stern

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