Future Filmmakers of America
Summer is usually the time when teenagers head to the movie theater to escape the heat, turn off their brains and catch the latest blockbuster. But for those interested in film who are looking for more of a challenge, the Dallas Film Society and SMU offer summer workshops to help them hone their skills.
The two entities are holding three separate two-day film workshops July 9-16 for students aged 14-18. Each workshop will have a different theme:
- Storytelling for the Screen, at which participants learn the intricacies of screenwriting
- Production Boot Camp, detailing the technical aspects of on-set filmmaking such as cinematography, lighting and sound
- Clowning for the Camera, where students learn how to emote using just their faces and body movements
Campers can enroll in individual sessions or take all three; a pretty significant discount kicks in with the latter choice. Individual sessions are $110 for Dallas Film Society members or $135 for non-members, while enrolling in all three only costs $255 for members and $330 for non-members.
Anyone interested is advised not to dawdle. With only 35 slots per session, space is extremely limited, and registration is only open through June 10. Students can register via the Dallas Film Society website or contact Renée Contreras, director of education, outreach and membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.