A two week immersion course in the fundamental skills of filmmaking

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This workshop is for teens who are interested in filmmaking and want to explore their creative curiosity, as well as gain a solid foundation in the processes and techniques of the art form. All the most important facets of movie-making are covered and practiced. Students will write and develop scripts, learn to direct actors, utilize the camera and lighting as tools to tell the story visually and edit their work to create final, finished products.

In the 2nd week, Young Filmmakers produce their own original or adapted projects. These may range from scripted stories, to short documentary, to music video, or experimental film. With the instructor’s guidance, students work to develop their concepts, plan their shots, refine their vision, and create their films! They will leave with both the fundamental skills needed to take the next step in their filmmaking education and career, as well as quality finished work for their portfolio.


“It’s really a dream come true to do what you love day in and day out, and that’s an understatement of what you get at Maine Media.”
– Noah LePage, New Sharon, ME

“Having creative freedom and a group of people with your same interests, who are willing to help you make your dreams a reality, makes for a great 2 weeks.”

Past Student Work:

Created by Sydney Dyer, Young Filmmakers, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Young Filmmakers  2017, Video by Jasmine Quinones

Image Credits:  Amanda Piela, Devin Altobello, Header Image: Christian Randolph, 

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Instructor: Jamie Companeschi

Interested in telling stories visually, Jamie has been involved in production since the 80’s. Specializing in camera, he has freelanced as Camera Assistant, Steadicam Operator, and Cinematographer on commercials, feature films, and television movies.