ELYON MEDIA ACADEMY
2020 FILM PROGRAM

DIRECTING   EDITING  +  WRITING  +  ACTING  +  LIGHTING  +  PRODUCTION
CAMERA OPERATING  +  MUSIC COMPOSITION  +  STUNT CHOREOGRAPHY
PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY  +  LEADERSHIP SKILLS  +  CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW




















Produce a Short Film in anticipation of the annual EMA Film Festival

Design DVD & Marquis Poster and produce movie 

Learn skills in Team Building, Entrepreneurship and Personal Development/Discipleship

Using today's latest technology and professional production equipment

Navigating creative process alongside some of San Antonio’s local professionals

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

In all Elyon Media Academy Film Programs, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own films. Our film camps are designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects.

During these school film programs, each session is split between in-class instruction and on-set production, and the following subjects are taught to be of immediate and practical use in an integrated curriculum. In our longer film camps these subjects will be treated in greater detail and taken to a higher level than in the shorter programs. Each day, students apply the lessons learned directly to the films they are making. Students in longer programs make longer films and, therefore, have more opportunities to develop their abilities and employ what they have learned.

DIRECTING
Students will be introduced to the language and practice of filmmaking. They will discuss shooting plans for their film projects and screen their work with their instructor throughout the course. Directing is approached as the art of visual storytelling. Students will find that directing the camera concerns more than just where to place the camera. Through hands-on demonstrations, the students will learn how camera movement, visual arrangement, and editing patterns not only depict the action but also express the underlying drama. Each student directs a series of films in crews of four. Students also rotate in these crews among the principal film crew positions. Crews are required to meet each week with the directing instructor to review scripts and shooting plans.

ACTING/SCRIPT WRITING
Students will learn to take a story from initial idea, through treatment and step outline, to learning how to act the parts of their finished script for their final film. Story structure, theme, character, tension, and conflict will be explored as they are used in filmmaking.

CAMERA & AUDIO PRODUCTION
This is a no-nonsense hands-on camera class where students will learn to use 2K and 4K cameras, depending on their choice of workshop. They will learn proper loading, operation, and maintenance of the camera. In the first week students will shoot and screen tests for focus, exposure, lens perspective, film latitude, slow/fast motion, and contrast and produce their movie trailer.  Week 2 produce their short film. They will also learn about digital formats with regards to industry standards. 

VIDEO & SOUND EDITING
Students will learn to edit their films with digital editing software (Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, After Effects CC, & Adobe Photoshop). The class will cover both the technical aspects of the editing process, as well as the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles.


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES