Applying to Film School may be a daunting task. Colleges and Universities expect film submissions to be complete, representing a student’s best effort. Whether you choose film or video/live action, fiction, experimental, documentary or animation, let the workshops provide guidance to make the most of your college submission. Instructors provide feedback in a nurturing environment before students submit their creative portfolio. Use equipment and editing software to embellish your present film.
A student’s desire to attend Film School.
What you will need to bring:
The College requirements for the program that you hope to attend. Bring an abundance of visual art that you have created that shows your strength and creative potential. Graphic Design, Photographs, websites, film, video, 2D art, comics and graphic novels, storyboard, sketch, etc.. Raw footage, or complete projects.
What you will learn:
The critique process. Learn to properly compress films for online Applicant managing systems such as SlideRoom. Acquire Sound design, editing skills, other techniques to best represent your Portfolio.
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office. We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board