Boston Center For Adult Education
122 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
With reality television being a major boon for people in the film industry, it makes sense to know a bit about this genre. Filming Reality at the Boston Center for Adult Education is all about learning how to pitch a reality show to a network. This class helps students learn to create a pitch, a video sample of the reality show and network with the right people for the right show. The type of reality show learners want to create is irrelevant, as this strategy is for everything from game shows to family reality.
Boston College Of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
www.bu.eduProduction 1 is a required course for all film and television majors at BU. The school offers two summer Production 1 courses. This is the meat and potatoes of filmmaking, covering everything from camera use to editing software. Students will use learned skills to create a few short film productions during the course of the class. In this way, they learn to use film, sound and creative editing to tell a story.
Harvard University, Lowell And Memorial Halls
Cambridge, MA 02138
www.nyfa.eduThe New York Film Academy is a famous international film school that brings some of its workshops to Cambridge every summer. This gives locals and students a learning opportunity that may have otherwise been inaccessible to them. The idea is to combine the filming, writing and other aspects of the workshops with the inspiring setting of the campus and surrounding city. These are full-time intensive workshops. Housing is available for a fee so students can save time on the commute.
Documentary Filmmaking A-Z
Massachusetts College Of Art And Design
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
This course offered by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design is an intensive documentary course that covers every step of the process. Students will learn about planning, camera use, editing and presentation of their projects. This course is overseen by David Tames, an established documentary filmmaker who does a lot of filming in Boston. This mini summer film school also has courses specifically regarding different steps of the process, such as documentary camera, documentary sound and documentary editing for students looking for a more specific course.
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Kids Summer Camp Courses
Digital Media Academy
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Digital Media Academy at Harvard University has a very extensive selection of course options for summer camp students. They include Adventures in Animation, Adventures in Filmmaking and Special Effects and Academy for Digital Filmmaking. Most of the filmmaking classes are strictly for teens, but the academy does offer a range of other classes for younger students if parents want to send siblings of different ages to the same place for summer camp.
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