Film and Theater Academy

Theater

July 20-30, 2020

Monday through Friday

This academy is open enrollment.

Film and Theater Academy

Over the course of the summer, students will work independently and in groups on crafting stories about themselves and their communities, developing a live performance piece to be performed on the final day of the program. The storytelling continues as students collaborate to write, produce, shoot and edit short films to be screened on the final day of the program.

Theater

Over the course of the summer, students will work independently and in groups on crafting stories about themselves and their communities. Students will have an opportunity to collaborate on the development of a live theatrical production, including writing the script and bringing the show to life as performers, directors, designers, and technicians. By the end of the session, students should be able to:

  • describe the roles of various theatrical artists (e.g., playwrights, performers, directors, designers, dramaturgs) in the creation of and collaboration on a theatrical production
  • discuss the role storytelling plays in society
  • collaborate with their peers on the development and performance of a live production
Film

The storytelling continues as students collaborate to write, produce, shoot and edit short films to be screened on the final day of the program. Each student will have an opportunity to work both behind and in front of the camera taking on roles as director, producer, cinematographer, actor and editor. Using state-of-the-art camera equipment and editing stations, students will gain valuable storytelling skills and find out what it takes to create a high quality film.

As it relates to filmmaking, students will also:

  • Learn the Phases of film production from Pre-Production to Post-Production
  • Create shots lists and script breakdowns
  • Develop directing, shooting and editing skills
  • Shoot using Broadcast quality cameras
  • Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Complete a final film

Requirements: Must be entering 9th-12th grades for the 2020-21 school year.

Faculty Contact Information

Film: Natalie Chavoya
nchavoya@newhaven.edu

Theater: Margaret Savilonis
msavilonis@newhaven.edu