GO BEHIND THE SCENES… CREATE YOUR OWN ANIMATED FILM… PROGRAM A SHORTS FESTIVAL 

BEHIND THE SCENES  |  June 19-23  |  Ages 13-18

BEHIND THE SCENES is all about getting the scoop on the film industry – directly from the insiders! Students age 13 – 18 participate in interactive workshops with industry professionals from every corner of the business: learn about editing, screenwriting, cinematography, producing, directing and find out what exactly foley artists, sound designers, stunt people, wardrobe and make-up artists do! Students will get hands-on with many of these aspects of the film industry in the brand new CINEMANIACS workshop, an all-day filmmaking adventure led by Emmy-award winning filmmakers Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper. Special presentations include a classic silent film with live musical accompaniment, PLUS a field trip to the legendary 32TEN Studios Model Shop where both Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi were filmed.

DATE:  June 19-23 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
TUITION: $450.
Some scholarships available
Please bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.

All BEHIND THE SCENES students are required to complete this questionnaire

YOUNG CURATORS  |  June 27-29  |  Ages 13-18

Ever wonder how movies get selected for the Mill Valley Film Festival? Now YOU can be a part of the screening jury that programs CFI Education’s Youth Reel section of MVFF39! Students age 13 – 18 will screen short films from all over the globe and learn how to “curate” the program for presentation to the public in our esteemed annual festival, alongside world-class independent and studio features.

To qualify for the jury, students must have attended BEHIND THE SCENES during the first week of Summerfilm.

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DATE:  July 27-29 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
Please bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.
TUITION: $75.
Some scholarships available

INTRO TO 3D ANIMATION  |  July 17-21  |  Ages 13-18

A class for 2D animators who want to explore the 3D world. This will be a hands-on class. Great for the  aspiring animator who wants to stretch. We will be using the Maya software and student copies will be available.

DATES:  July 17-21 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: TBD
TUITION: $700.  – Some scholarships available
Please bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.
Minimum enrollment is 10. Maximum is 12. If class does not meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks before the beginning date.

INTERMEDIATE 3D ANIMATION  |  July 24-28  |  Ages 13-18

Also,  lead by teacher Lisa Revelli, this will be an extension  of the introductory class and include more complex exercises in modeling and texturing.

DATES:  July 24-28 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: TBD
TUITION: $700.  – Some scholarships available
Please bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.
Minimum enrollment is 10. Maximum is 12. If class does not meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks before the beginning date.

2D ANIMATION  |  July 31-Aug. 4  |  Ages 11-18

Now’s your chance to animate your art! In this introductory course, students participate in a full 5 days of learning animation techniques using “Toon Boom” software and hand drawing with lightboxes, as well as stop-motion animation. Educators and animation professionals instruct students on how to create animated films. Students area not expected to make a complete film in this time, but a thematic series of images.

DATES:  July 31 – Aug. 4 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION: TBD
TUITION: $700.  – Some scholarships available
Please bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.
Minimum enrollment is 10. Maximum is 12. If class does not meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks before the beginning date.

If you would like more information about the Summerfilm programs, or would like to find out if you qualify for a scholarship, please contact Director of Education, John Morrison, at 415.383.5256, x113.

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