For Teens

Writing and Producing a Short

Monday through Friday, July 29th to August 2nd 10:30 to 3:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
15 seats max

*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!

If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

Class Description:

Short films are not only an entry into feature-length production but truly art forms all their own. Short film production requires fantastic skill to create a compelling story in a 1-minute or 20-minute short, and with more access to camera phones, DSLR HD cameras, or camera rentals, bringing short compelling stories to life is an achievable goal. In this one week intensive workshop, students will conceptualize and write original 1 to 5 minute shorts (come to class with ideas in mind), putting into practice the process of pre-production which include location scouting, budget/logistics, storyboarding, shot lists. shooting schedules, and call sheets; then eventually producing, filming and editing their shorts. This class will be focusing on story and production more than theory in photography and composition. However, we will be utilizing the camera (either on our phones or a provided shared DSLR camera) to bring our stories to life.


By the end of this one-week workshop each student will have a short that they will be able to share with the class and include in their portfolios. 

Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply! 
GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer some full scholarships for our teen writing camps. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. Scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis, right up to 48 hours before class start. However, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship.

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.

Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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