Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Rockstone Foundation launches 'Film School for Kids'.

Beverly Hills, CA, January 10, 2011 – After years of helping aspiring filmmakers get into the film business, The Rockstone Foundation Inc (RFI) has launched the Film School for Kids to teach children how to make movies, Rockstone’s Executive Director Camille Irons Coakley announced today.

Located in Beverly Hills, RFI’s Film School for Kids is an eight-week hands-on after school and summer film program for kids between the ages of 8 and 13. These pint-sized aspiring filmmakers learn how to develop, write, produce and direct their own short movies. Classes are held weekly at the Beverly Hills Playhouse on Thursdays between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and Saturdays between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon. Three 10-day Filmmaking Boot Camps are also planned for the summer between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

All classes begin with the basic principles of storytelling and progress in a manner commensurate with the student’s age and prior knowledge. The program offers children hands-on instruction from working film industry professionals, which integrate all aspects of film production from concept to exhibition. The program challenges students to tell a story with moving images.

Students begin by working with digital cameras and learning the fundamentals of directing. Hand-on classes in directing, writing, editing, cinematography, and production cover the creative and technical demands of telling a story. Each student will have an opportunity to make a short movie that will be screened at the end of the course for cast, crew, family and friends. Students will also participate in two or three field trips to movie studios, movie sets, and camera or post-production facilities during the course. The best student movies will also have the ability to screen at local and/or international short film contests.

Tuition for the sixteen-hour, eight-week filmmaking program is $295.00. However, RFI offers discounted tuition scholarships to families with income restrictions. In addition, RFI has an affiliate program for business partners in which partners receive up to $50.00 for each person they refer that register for the class. The Winter Session begins on Thursday, February 10th and Saturday, February 12th, 2011 respectively. Please check their website for more information on their spring, summer and fall sessions.

For more information or to enroll your child in RFI’s ‘FILM SCHOOL FOR KIDS’ please visit http://www.rockstone.org/fs4k.htm or http://www.filmschoolforkids.org .


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