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2014 YOUTH CLASS SCHEDULE

Winter Session - 4 weeks: February 2014 (Class size limited, call or email for availability)
POWER TO THE PINHOLE – CLASS FULL!
4 Sessions on Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, February 1, 8, 15 & 22.
Instructors: Ellie Parker & Chloe Reyes

Power to the Pinhole is an EPFC Youth Master’s class in which students will explore the history and phenomena behind pinhole technology. Each student will construct their own 16mm pinhole camera and individually shoot one roll of black and white film. Each student will choose from a variety of hand-processing techniques discussed in class to develop their own film. These methods include both chemical and natural process and will allow room for experimentation. CLASS FULL!
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Spring Session - 12 Weeks: March - May 2014 (Limited Enrollment)
Tell Your Story Walking
12 Sessions on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30, beginning March 5
Like the song says, nobody walks in LA! Or do they? In an eclectic tradition of artists and activists ranging from Henry David Thoreau, Marina Abramovich, Charles Lummis, Mahatma Gandhi, Oskar Fischinger, Rosalie Gardiner Jones, Francis Alÿs, and the Paris flâneurs, this 12-week workshop invites students to use the simple act of walking combined with Super 8 filmmaking as a starting point to re-think, re-imagine, re-activate and re-present Los Angeles as a pedestrian wonderland with cinematic stories unfolding every step of the way.

Open to local youth ages 12 – 19; no filmmaking experience necessary. All program equipment, materials and instruction provided free of charge by EPFC. Enrollment is limited. Instructors: Rick Bahto, Chloe Reyes, Ellie Parker, Niki Cornejo and Anais Hinojosa

A one-hour MANDATORY orientation session for all interested students and their parents/guardians will be held at Echo Park Film Center on TUESDAY, MARCH 4th at 7 PM.
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Summer Session - 2 Weeks: August 2014 (12 students)
Spooky Dreams: From Imagination to Expressionist Film

6 sessions: 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two consecutive weeks beginning Monday, August 11.

The goal of this super fun, imaginative, hands-on workshop is to give young filmmakers a new set of creative tools and confidence to create compelling images straight out of their dreams and nightmares. We will review traditional filmmaking techniques as well as basic storyboard practices to communicate our concepts to the group. Participants will contribute to an overall film with their own 'dream sequence' and compelling transition. We will explore visual metaphors, bizarre images that have emotional impact - and how to capture them on film. Using DIY special effect techniques including green screen, double exposures, traditional and stop motion animation, matte paintings, and original sound effects, the participants will walk away with a whole new set of movie making skills, and a finished surrealist film project!
This fast paced and exciting workshop will be led by filmmakers Cosmo Segurson and Daniel Garcia. Samples of their work can be found at: vimeo.com/cosmosegurson and youtube.com/crayons2furious


Open to local youth ages 12 – 19; no filmmaking experience necessary. All program equipment, materials and instruction provided free of charge by EPFC. Enrollment is limited 12 students with preference given to newcomers. STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTENDALL SESSIONS. Instructors: Cosmo Segurson and Daniel Garcia

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Fall Session – 12 weeks: September – December 2014 (Limited Enrollment)
CITY OF ANGELS

14 Sessions, Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm, beginning September 17

Our ongoing city stories project is back! Every three years, the EPFC City of Angels youth workshop invites young filmmakers to share compelling tales of LA’s neighborhoods, families and histories through experimental and documentary formats and analog film techniques. The 2014 edition is sure to be the best one yet! 

Instructors: TBA

Open to local youth ages 12 – 19; no filmmaking experience necessary. All program equipment, materials and instruction provided free of charge by EPFC. Enrollment is limited.

A one-hour mandatory orientation session for participating students and their parents/guardians will be held at Echo Park Film Center on September 16 @ 7:30 pm.


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