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.
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.
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