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Narrative Filmmaking (ages 14-17)

Starts August 14

Monday–Friday, August 14–18, 12–4 pm

Anyone can pick up a camera and press record, but what distinguishes a home video from a film? In this weeklong story lab, you’ll learn the elements of narrative filmmaking while creating an original narrative film of your own. From script writing and shot planning, to shooting and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Mac, you’ll be a part of every step of a film’s production, experiencing firsthand the discipline of storytelling and gaining invaluable perspective that will give you an edge in the world at large.

Tuition: $240

Barbara Wiener HeadshotBarbara Wiener is has been a working filmmaker for 30 years. She is the founder of TVbyGIRLS, a nonprofit that works with teen girls to develop leadership through social justice filmmaking. She is a documentary filmmaker with many awards including several Emmy awards, The Ciné Golden Eagle, and a screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Her documentary The Pain of a People: the Gambia helped spark a successful revolution and won a Telly award. She currently is teaching film to college students and working with several international video channels as a video journalist. Her piece about a dog training program in prison has received 21 million views.

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at IFP MN, or by phone with a credit card at 651.644.1912. Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Completing the online registration form without payment DOES NOT reserve a place in a camp. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, IFP MN may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal or charge card credit (for phone or in person credit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
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August 14 @ 12:00 pm
August 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Barbara Wiener
Registration Deadline
August 9, 2017
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Monday–Friday, August 14–18, 12–4 pm