Shorts X Shorts

Lights, camera ... action! Let’s make a movie (short)! Using the unique language of filmmaking to develop a story in your favorite genre, we’ll start by writing mini-screenplays that will be our filming roadmap. Then we’ll get behind the lens to learn camera techniques, editing and tips of the trade from the award-winning director, CJ Gardella. We’ll work together in small film crews, readying our masterpieces for screening at the P.S./I.S. 187 Film Festival at the United Palace, Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Shorts x Shorts is FREE and is only open to students who attend P.S./I.S. 187. Students are encouraged to bring a smart phone to class if they have one available to them.

This workshop is being presented in partnership with PSIS 187 PTO. 

*Please note this workshop meets in person, and before it begins on 1/15, guardians will be asked to fill out additional paperwork related to COVID-19 protocols. Thank you!

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Instructor
CJ Gardella

CJ Gardella is living the filmmaker’s dream. Since graduating from School of Visual Arts (2005), he’s worked as a producer assistant at Robert Altman’s Sandcastle 5 Productions and later as an assistant to director Noah Baumbach, then went on to make his first feature film Shunka (2011) which won the Kodak Vision Award for cinematography and Spirit of Slamdance Sparky audience award. he completed a short film Elegy (2017) which has garnered four awards since it began its festival run in 2017, which includes the Nitehawk Film Festival, the Night Terrors Film Fest, and Shorts on Tap.

DAY AND TIME

Saturdays 1:00-3:00PM

DATES

1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

READING DAY
    AND TIME

March 20

AGES

5TH - 8TH GRADE

TEACHER

CJ Gardella

CLASS SIZE

14

HOMEWORK

None

LOCATION

178 Bennett Avenue