New Roads School, through a collaboration with the non-profit Live Arts Group, will host a two-part filmmaking master class on Sept. 25 and Oct. 22 at 7 pm.
The class will be presented by five industry professionals with credits that include "Grey’s Anatomy," "Sons’ of Anarchy," and "Lord of the Rings," to name a few.
Open to the general public as well as to students in New Roads’
expanding Media Arts and Film programs, the presentations will be held
at New Roads School’s Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa
Monica. There is no charge to attend.
This year, more than 100 students are enrolled in various film classes at New Roads Secondary School (grades 6-12).
“In addition to exploring the aesthetic, historical and artistic
aspects of film, our curriculum exposes students to the full range of
behind-the-scenes professions in the movie industry - from camera
operation and editing, to production and scoring, to animation and
effects,” said Michelle Bernstein, Chair of the Film Department at New
Roads Secondary School.
“Our collaboration this year with Live Arts Group presents a unique
opportunity for our students to learn directly from people working at
the highest levels of filmmaking. We are delighted to be able to make
the master classes available to the public as well.”
A graduate of both the American Film Institute and Chapman
Univesity, Bernstein has directed dozens of short films and documentaries
that have won awards and acclaim in various film festivals.
Bernstein will moderate the interactive panel discussions, focusing
primarily on pre-production tips for student filmmakers. The sessions
will be driven by pre-scripted questions from students and an open-form
“Q&A” with audience members.
Details and registration information below:
Sept. 25 RSVP: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469791
Nathan Moss: Visual effect editor on "Hot Rod," starring Andy Samberg and "Evan Almighty" starring Steve Carell,
Polly Morgan: Assistant cameraman for "Hairspray" and "V for Vendetta," camera operator for "American Horror Story."
Oct. 22 RSVP: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469801
James Parriott: Executive producer of "Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty," and "Son's of Anarchy."
Karina Buck: Music video editor for Prince, associate producer
for NBC's "Fame," and producer/editor for behind the scenes creative
content for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
Aaron Druckenbrod: Producer/editor of network promos and short-and long form documentaries and television shows.
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