Digital Filmmaking For Teens
with Michael Ryden
Suitable for ages 12-17
February 17th- April 21st
|12:00pm - 3:00pm
in this class will learn how to make a complete film from
start to finish, including scriptwriting, performance, videography,
lighting, sound engineering, special effects, and
post-production. This class is the perfect introduction to the
skills needed for a career in the modern film and television industry!
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will go over the overall summary of the program & participants will
a few select videos on film production, including past project
examples, then learn in-depth about video production equipment
they will be using during the workshop.
are put into groups. Each team will rotate on the equipment and learn
advanced video production settings, filming, and green screening
team will be given a topic (or one can be suggested by the group).
Groups will brainstorm and write scenes pertaining to the overall
topic. Groups will also be given a minimum of one “special effects”
item that they will include in their storytelling & filming.
When scenes are written, group rehearsals will begin.
rehearsal, getting scenes finalized before filming begins.
Groups will get to perform and operate film equipment.
will be made to the production, including proper titling & credits.
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Michael Ryden - Instructor
Michael Ryden got his start in the
entertainment industry by training at the Chicago Actors Studio from
2001 to 2006.
Michael returns to CAS now as a teacher with a vast array of experience
in the film industry; ranging from filming corporate commercials and
promotional videos for fortune 500 companies such as Bosch, to a
variety of music videos for recording artists signed to Atlantic
Records, Menage Music, and Ultra Records. He also composes
original music, and is working on a new album.
As a teacher, Michael has more than six years experience as an
independent teaching artist with Columbia College, working not only
with adult students, but also kids and teens, teaching acting, digital
filmmaking and special effects with an emphasis on green screen
technology. As a past student at the Chicago Actors Studio,
Michael hopes to share his passion and talents for film making with the
young actors here.