Filmmaking

Grades 4-7

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Lights, cameras, action, NERDS! Learn how to make your own props, costumes, and make your own movie!
Make
short films
trailers
storyboards
props
Learn
film techniques
storyboarding
audio and visual effects
iMovie for editing
green screen techniques

Class Description

Learn to use iMovie to make short films! We will study film clips, storyboard our movies, plan and execute our shots, and use iMovie to edit our footage to create movie trailers and short films. We will also explore other video making techniques and special effects, and use our giant green screen to shoot “on location” anywhere in the world.

Class Structure: Grades 4-7

Our Big Nerds classes for grades entering 4-7, have 2 types: regular classroom classes and computer lab* classes. The regular classroom classes run very similarly in format to the Little Nerds classes, essentially lesson, building/work, break, lesson, building/work.

Our computer lab* classes are Graphic Design, Virtual Reality, Coding Games, and 3D Printing. All of them require design or coding software that we provide account access for. The class will be based around learning that software to design or code the assigned projects. In addition to instruction on the software, all of these classes include lessons about how to connect what we are learning to the real world. There may be some building of physical projects mixed in, and we will certainly take breaks, but the majority of the class is spent working in the lab.

*We strongly recommend against taking 2 computer lab classes in the same week. It’s too much sitting and screen time! Mix and match with a non computer lab class if your nerd stays all day!

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Summer 2020

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UPDATE: Coronavirus COVID-19

Due to the current health crisis we have relaxed our cancellation policy for this summer. The health and wellbeing of your child, our staff, and you are of utmost importance. This year we will implement very strict health standards. Any child with flu, cold, or even allergy like symptoms will not be permitted to attend class. We want you to feel confident that if your child is healthy, they will be safe attending class. We also want you to feel confident if your child is sick, you will be refunded or rescheduled with zero hassle.

Standard Cancellation Policy

  1. Full Refund if you give us MORE THAN a 14 day notice from the first day of class.
  2. *No refund if you give us LESS THAN a 14 day notice.
    *NOT APPLICABLE FOR SUMMER 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

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