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Registration Open: So You Want To…Explore Filmmaking

January 27 - February 3

Did you know you have a portable movie studio in your pocket? You don’t need a big budget to create a professional or just-for-fun film, just an idea and your phone or tablet. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or just a movie enthusiast, this class series will teach you how to bring your stories and experiences to life through mobile filmmaking. Watch and discuss classic movie scenes, learn how to write and tell more compelling stories, and discover how to override the automatic settings on your phone or tablet to create more impactful and professional videos in an array of genres.

Join award-winning filmmaker and content creator Joe Frankel for a 6-week crash course in movie storytelling. There is no prior experience required. Sign up to simply follow along or bring your passion to life with optional exercises that will lead you through writing, producing and editing your own short film with Joe as your industry mentor. Spaces limited.

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC and EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the DCJCC

About the Instructor:
Joe Frankel is the founder of Imaginary Courtyard Inc, a content marketing agency that promotes movies and brands through video production and creative storytelling. He co-created the animated comedy series, Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman that is currently under development in Hollywood and he has worked as a writer, director, producer and script doctor for 25 years in Toronto, New York, and LA for companies ranging from Cineplex Entertainment to Universal Studios. An alumnus of the MFA Writing for Screen & Television program at USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles and the BFA Film & Video Production program at York University, Joe is also the co-founder of the Zoom Student Film Festival. He sits on the annual judges panel reviewing submissions from high-school students around the world.

Dates: 6 class series – Wednesdays, February 3*- March 10 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
*Start date may be pushed back if we do not hit our minimum number of students
*We will record classes if you are unable to attend one of the sessions
Cost: $149
Young adults (16-32): $129
If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org


January 27
February 3
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