Young Filmmakers Workshops poster.

Create your own film! Explore your talents by attending our workshops just for fun or to create a great entry for the Young Filmmakers Contest. Brought to you with partial funding from the Manaaki Foundation.

Film writer, director, editor, and teacher Jonathan Moeller will teach our Live Action Workshops this year.  Check out his website here , or read our recent interview with him  HERE .

Film writer, director, editor, and teacher Jonathan Moeller will teach our Live Action Workshops this year. Check out his website here, or read our recent interview with him HERE.

Location
The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest.
In collaboration with the River Forest Park District.

Workshop Cost
$30 for residents and $35 for non-residents.
Water and nut-free snack provided.

Important
Bring an ipad or tablet, if possible. Topics covered will be story, framing, audio, lighting, editing and production.

Live Action
Filmmaking Workshop

for Grades 6 to 8

Sunday, December 1, 2019
from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
(code #2229.2091 with rfparks.com)
REGISTER HERE.

Live Action
Filmmaking Workshop

for Grades 3 to 5

Sunday, December 8, 2019
1 to 4:30 p.m.
(code #2229.2092 with rfparks.com)
REGISTER HERE.


High School Documentary Filmmaking Workshop Outreach

This summer, six downstate high school students participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) documented some of what makes Pembroke Township (their community) so unique via three Young Filmmakers Workshops with Matt Wechsler of Hourglass Films.

In June, students learned the fundamentals of filmmaking with iMovie and iPads to document their experiences throughout the summer. In early July, Wechsler monitored student progress. Then students came to Chicago in late July for a final round of editing on iMacs at GEMS World Academy, near Millennium Park. Read more here.

Animation Exploration
for Grades K to 8

Look for these in the fall. All equipment provided.
No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome. There will be no teachers; this is a time for experimentation.

Location
Oak Park Public Library
Sponsored by Steve and Kate's Camp.

Annie Speicher and Matt Wechsler of  Hourglass Films  co-directed the film,  Sustainable , among others.

Annie Speicher and Matt Wechsler of Hourglass Films co-directed the film, Sustainable, among others.

Filmmaking Help for
High Schoolers

Jeff Lassahn teaches Video and Photo.
Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
No registration necessary. Free.
Call 312-747-5260 to confirm his availability first.

Location
At the Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
YouMedia, 400 S. State St.

 

2018 Filmmaking Workshops Photo Gallery

The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is partially funded by a grant from the Manaaki Foundation.