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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Teen (13–18)
  • YAWP/Teen
  • 1 Week

Week of Screenwriting and Filmmaking

No Longer Enrolling

  • $475.00 Non-Member
  • $450.00 Member

Class Description

[Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply! More information is listed below.]

Class Description:

We'll learn the building blocks of screenwriting and filmmaking for movies and TV: structure, conflict, and good writing skills. We'll also figure out what makes for strong dialogue and how to invent characters who feel like real people. We'll talk about common pitfalls for beginning screenwriters, and what it is that makes the screenplays for our favorite films so strong. We’ll close out the week with cinematography: angles, lighting, and camera movement. And editing: tone, rhythm, and montage.

By the end, you’ll have a basic script and experience collaborating with a group on an original film, some of which will be shot and edited in class. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own. Laptops/tablets are optional. For writers age 13-18 ONLY.

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer a limited number of full scholarships for our teen writing camps. To apply for a scholarship, please click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" link above, and complete the online form describing why you want to take the teen writing camp and detailing your financial need. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, June 15th at 5pm.

*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.)

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!