Spring 2013 - Courses for Kids, Teens, and Adults

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The JBFC offers innovative programs in new media, documentary and fiction film production,  screenwriting, animation, and so much more for students from pre-K through adulthood. Scholarships are available for every class. With courses after school, on weekends, and in the evenings, there’s something for everyone. 

Click on the age links below to see full course descriptions. 
 
PROGRAM SESSIONS DATES TIME
Pre K-Grade 2
Storyville (Grades 1-2)
A Taste of Animation (Pre-K-K)
A Taste of Animation (Grade 1-2)
Seeing Stories (Pre-K-K)
Seeing Stories (Grade 1-2) 

6 Wednesdays
1 Saturday
1 Saturday
1 Saturday
1 Saturday

April 3-May 8

April 6
March 16
March 16
April 6

4:00-5:15 pm

10:00-11:30 am
10:00 am-noon
10:00-11:30 am
10:00 am-noon 
Grades 3-4
Experiments in Media (Grades 3-4)
Experiments in Media (Grades 3-4)
Experiments in Media (Ages 9-12) *

Projects in Media: Animation (Grades 3-4) 

Vacation Camp: A Taste of Animation (Grades 3-4)
Vacation Camp: A Taste of Animation (Grades 3-4)
A Taste of Animation (Grades 3-4)

12 Mondays
12 Fridays
12 Tuesdays

12 Weds
1 Tuesday
1 Wednesday
1 Saturday 

Feb 4-May 6
Feb. 8-May 10
Mar. 12-May 7

Feb. 6-May 8
Feb. 19
Mar. 27
April 13

4:00-6:00 pm

4:00-6:00 pm
12:30-3:30 pm

4:00-6:00 pm
9:30 am-3:30 pm
9:30 am-3:30 pm
10:00 am-noon
Grades 5-8
Experiments in Media (Grades 5-6)
Experiments in Media (Grades 5-6)
Experiments in Media (Grades 7-8)
Experiments in Media (Grades 7-8)
Experiments in Media (Ages 9-12) *
Projects in Media: Filmmaking (Grades 5-6) 
Projects in Media: Filmmaking (Grades 7-8)
Projects in Media: Filmmaking (Ages 11-13) *
Adventures in Media: Masters of Disguise (Grds 5-6)

Adventures in Media: Making Music (Grds 7-8)
Cinemania (Grades 7-8)
Cinemania (Grades 7-8)
Cinemania (Grades 7-8)
Cinemania (Grades 7-8)

A Taste of Animation (Grades 5-6)
A Taste of Animation (Grades 7-8)
A Taste of Animation (Grades 7-8)
A Taste of Animation (Grades 5-6)
A Taste of Animation (Grades 5-6)
Interactive Storytelling (Grades 5-6)

Master of Disguise: Special Effects, Make-up (Grd 7-8)
Film in Virtual Worlds (Grades 5-6)
Digital Music (Grades 7-8)

12 Mondays
12 Fridays
12 Wednesdays
12 Thursdays

8 Tuesdays
12 Fridays
12 Tuesdays
8 Thursdays
6 Wednesdays
6 Thursdays

10 Tuesdays
10 Wednesdays
10 Tuesdays
10 Wednesdays
1 Wednesday
1 Thursday
1 Tuesday
1 Thursday
1 Saturday

1 Tues-Wed.
1 Wed-Thurs.
1 Thurs-Fri.
1 Saturday

Feb. 4–May 6
Feb. 8-May 10
Feb. 6–May 8
Feb, 7-May 9
March 12-May 7
Feb. 8-May 10
Feb. 5-May 7
Mar. 14 - May 9
Feb. 6-Mar. 20
Feb. 28-April 11
Jan. 8-March 19
Jan. 9-March 20
April 9-June 11
April 10-June 12
Feb. 20
Feb. 21
March 26
March 28
March 9
March 26 & 27
March 27 & 28
March 28 & 29
April 13

4:00-6:00 pm
4:00-6:00 pm
4:00-6:30 pm
4:00-6:30 pm
12:30-3:30 pm
4:00-6:00 pm
4:00-6:30 pm
12:30-3:30 pm
4:00-6:00 pm

4:00-6:30 pm
3:30-6:00 pm
3:30-6:00 pm
3:30-6:00 pm
3:30-6:00 pm
9:30am-3:30 pm
9:30am-3:30 pm
9:30am-3:30 pm
9:30am-3:30 pm
10:00am-12:30pm
9:30am-3:30 pm

9:30am-3:30 pm
9:30am-3:30 pm
10:00am-2:00 pm
Grades 9-12
Creator's Co-Op (Grades 9-12)
Workshop with JBFC Composer in Residence
The Floating Camera (Grades 9-12)

The Burns Challenge (Grades 9-12) 
Friday Night Films (Grades 9-12)

Orientation
Sat-Sun

Sat-Sun
Friday-Saturday

4 Fridays 

Jan. 22
March 9-10
April 20-21
May 17-18
2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7

6:00-8:00 pm
10:00am-4:00 pm
10:00am-4:00 pm
5:00 pm (24 hours)

7:00 pm
College & Adult
Digital Story: Looking In
Crafting the Documentary
Reel Change for Nonprofits
Stop Motion: The Art of Animation
Works-in-Progress: A Storymaker's Salon

The Art of the Short Screenplay
The Power of Story: Everything is Possible
The Power of Story: A Writer's Group
The Power of Story: Nurturing Your Imagination
And the Oscar Goes To...
Film Style and Form: "The 10 Greatest Films of All Time"

Final Cut Pro, v.1
Final Cut Pro, v.2
Intro to the Mac
Lighting the Interview
Editing: Craft and Structure

12 Tuesdays
12 Wednesdays
12 Thursdays
8 Thursdays
8 Tuesdays
6 Mondays
7 Wednesdays
7 Fridays
7 Wednesdays
3 Wednesdays
10 Mondays
3 Saturdays
3 Saturdays
1 Saturday
1 Saturday
2 Saturdays

Feb. 5-May 7
Feb. 6-May 8
Feb. 7-May 9
Feb. 28-April 25
Feb. 26-April 23
Feb. 26-April 9
2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 17, 5/1, 5/15
2/15, 3/8, 22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17
2/13, 3/6, 3/20, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22
Jan. 30-Feb. 13
Feb. 25-May 6
March 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20
Feb. 9
April 6
May 4, 11

9:30-11:30 am
6:00-8:30 pm
5:00-7:30 pm
6:00-8:00 pm
6:00-8:30 pm
6:00-8:30 pm
9:30 am-12:30 pm
9:30 am-12:30 pm
9:30 am–12:30 pm
6:30-9:00 pm
10:00 am-1:00 pm
10:00 am-1:00 pm
10:00 am–1:00 pm
9:30 am-noon
10:00 am-4:00 pm
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Family
A Taste of Animation (Parents & Grades 3-5)
A Taste of Animation (Parents & Grades K-2)
DIY Maker Workshop

1 Saturday
1 Saturday
1 Saturday

Feb. 9
March 2
April 20

9:00 am-4:00 pm
9:00 am–4:00 pm
10:00 am–4:00 pm


Trying to figure out what class is right for you? Here is a chart that will help for Grades 3–12 and College & Adult

* Especially for Home-Schooled Students

All instructors at the Lab are working professionals and serve as colleagues, guides, and mentors. Class size is limited to allow for the greatest amount of individual attention. 

Questions? Call the Registrar at 914.773.7663, ext. 8 or email registrar@burnsfilmcenter.org