It is time to think of fall courses for your children. The school year will be here before you know it. The Jacob Burns Film Center offers a variety of programs for film-lovers and media-makers ages 3- 13 through their JBFC Kids program. Take a look at these great course offerings for kids and teens.
Courses @ The Lab from Jacob Burns Film Center on Vimeo.
Cinemania: Afterschool Film Club (Grades 7–8)
Wednesdays, Sept. 27–Dec. 20, 3:30–6:00
Think like a film critic! Cinemania is our afterschool film club for 7th and 8th graders. Cinemania members watch, discuss, and write reviews for an amazing variety of films from around the world. Every film follows a protagonist that’s around the same age as the Cinemania students. The club teaches members about cinema and about the experience of adolescence around the world.
Cinemania from Jacob Burns Film Center on Vimeo.
Learn cinematic film techniques and behind-the-scenes trivia.
Engage in small and large group discussions.
Make friends with film lovers from other schools.
Enjoy complimentary popcorn and a beverage with every screening!
View the film slate for the fall 2017 semester of Cinemania.
Storyville (Grades 1–2)
Tuesdays, Sept. 12–Oct. 24, 4:15–5:30 & Tuesdays, Nov. 7–Dec. 12, 4:15–5:30
In Storyville, students come up with their own unique stories, characters, and places—and then bring them to life with projects including picture books, short films, animation, board games, and more! Each six-week session contains a mix of different projects. You are allowed to sign up for both sessions.
Experiments in Media: Time & Color (Grades 3–4)
Thursdays, Sept. 14–Dec. 14
Also available for Grades 5–6 on Fridays, Sept. 15–Dec. 15
Experiments in Media encourages students to explore different themes through a variety of exciting projects. This fall’s theme of time and color gives students an opportunity to try new equipment, software, and techniques each week as they learn to tell stories in different ways.
Create approximately six small projects, working independently and in small groups.
Learn to use the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite (including Premiere Pro and Photoshop).
Get hands-on experience operating our cameras and other professional equipment.
Show off their work during our friends and family screening.
Adventures in Media (Grades 5–6)
Fridays, Sept. 15–Dec. 15
Also available for Grades 7–8 on Mondays, Sept. 11–Dec. 11
Combine, conceive, and create! Students dig deeper into the world of media as they team up to tackle new, diverse filmmaking techniques. They will explore camera focus, automated dialogue replacement, lighting, genre, installation, and crosscutting. Students will learn advanced techniques using cutting-edge software and industry standard equipment. Every semester includes a screening and exhibition for family and friends.
Learn more on the Jacob Burns Film Center website
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
ellen beck says
This I think would be interesting especially for kids interested in film and theater. I like the age range they picked as they arent too young and the course could explain it in more real life terms and the kids would understand. About that age they are also developing ideas of what they are truly interested in and can plan high school and beyond with a clearer understanding.
Dana Rodriguez says
I think this would be great for kids that are interested in The Arts. It looks like it would be a lot of fun and complimentary popcorn and a beverage is a bonus!
Julie Wood says
Wow! This is really cool. To teach kids about cinema and have fun learning. The age range is great and I would love my kids to be involved in something like this when they get older.
Kristin C says
These look like great classes and cover a good age range.
ellen beck says
This Looks fun and different from most ‘classes’ I think this would be interesting to almost any child. #gift
Sarah B says
Wow- these sound amazing! I wish they had courses like this when I was younger! It’s awesome that the children will be using software too. Fun and educational- win, win!
Sarah B says
Wow- these sound amazing! I wish they had courses like this when I was younger! It’s awesome that the children will be using software too. Fun and educational- win, win! #AG
Wow, I’ve never heard of anything like this, it is spectacular. I especially am impressed by the hands-on courses – so much can be learned and very exciting.
I’ll have to look for similar programs in the Bay Area!