- Listing Type: After School Enrichment
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Program Delivery: Online
- Session Start: October
- Session Length: Four Weeks
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Filmmaking and Digital Media, College Application, Writing, Design, Arts, Career Exploration, Photography
- Minimum Cost: < $500
- Gender: Coed
EEI Creative Arts offers online high school film courses taught by Hollywood professionals for the next generation of filmmakers, artists, and visionaries. Our first cohort of 4-week modules begins on October 13 in the creative disciplines of screenwriting, virtual production, and post-production.
Students who complete 3 modules in one creative discipline will receive one semester of high school elective credit.
Students who complete 3 modules in any order within one creative discipline are eligible to receive a semester of high school elective credit. EEI Creative Arts School of Film & Entertainment is an education partner of Elite Open School, fully accredited by Cognia and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are proud to recognize our students' hard work and effort through credit reflected on official transcripts.
EEI Creative Arts' blended curriculum combines pre-recorded lectures that can be completed according to students' schedules & hands-on, live virtual workshops that meet for 2 hours on Zoom once a week, on weekends or weekday evenings.
Screenwriting: From Story to Script
Workshop sessions meet on Sundays at 10AM-12PM PST, starting on October 17.
Well-developed characters, exciting action, thrilling tension...many facets combine to create a captivating story. This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of fictional story creation for the visual medium of movies and television. Students will focus on the pillars that form a solid foundation for compelling narrative such as premise, genre, character development, story structure, and more. Learn to think critically, creatively, and explore the science behind the art. This class will delve into various genres, the complex relationships between protagonists and antagonists, the 3-act structure, how to create tension, and all the other crucial elements of generating a solid, cohesive story, taught by a professional screenwriter and published author of Prewriting Your Screenplay: A Step-By-Step Guide to Generating Stories.
Virtual Production: Digital Tools of the Trade
Workshop sessions meet on Saturdays at 10AM-12PM, starting on October 16.
Virtual Production—the art of mixing live-action footage with computer graphics in real time—is poised to create a major paradigm shift in the world of entertainment. With more and more major Hollywood productions utilizing Virtual Production techniques, it is extremely important that the next generation of filmmakers is taught using the tools of tomorrow. This course provides first-time Production students with a solid foundational understanding of the tools and techniques being used by cutting-edge filmmakers, such as pre-visualization and motion capture. Students will spend a large portion of the course working hands-on with Unreal Engine 4, a state-of-the-art 3D world-building tool that is currently being used by many of Hollywood’s top filmmakers to make feature films and television shows. Students will learn to build worlds from scratch populated by scenery and assets. This course relies heavily on small-group workshops to facilitate projects and allow for maximum one-on-one interaction between the instructor and students.
Post-Production: The Art of the Cut
Workshops meet on Wednesdays at 4:30PM-6:30PM PST, starting on October 13.
Enter the editing room—where great films are either made or broken through the post-production process.The Art of the Cut will immerse students in both the technical and theoretical aspects of editing footage for film and television. In this course, students will learn to utilize editing software through a series of exercises and projects that will give them first-hand experience with creating works using the industry's editing processes. Students will finish the class boasting a portfolio of their own works, such as a music video created by cutting together raw industry footage provided by the instructor. Students will receive and incorporate feedback from the instructor to improve their editing skills and expand their ability to weave narrative through their editing workflow.
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