Which Programs Are Appropriate For My Student?
Rising Artist (RA): This student is new or newer to the art form they are interested in. Mostly every concept they learn is new to them or is a refresher. If you are unsure of your child’s level, this is a good choice.
The Everyday Artist (TEA): This student has had some experience in their chosen art form and are comfortable in performing basic to intermediate skills needed. They have taken a number of intro classes or have a few years of experience.
College Prep (CP): This student is well versed in their chosen art form and very comfortable demonstrating their skills and knowledge. They are looking to grow their portfolio, practice or prepare for auditions for college or college level studio work.
Please be advised that, ultimately, every student and their artistic journey is unique and should be seen as such. These designations are to help you should you need guidance.
Registration opens January 2024
Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Intensive *RA, *TEA, *CP
A two-week crash-course boot camp in the world of filmmaking. Students of all skill ranges and experience levels will learn camera techniques, editing, sound recording, lighting, screenwriting and story structure, and get on-set experience in the creation of their own short films. In Week 1, this class focuses on workshopping each of these skills individually through a series of exploratory exercises designed to introduce narrative filmmaking concepts and the various technical roles on a film set. Week 2 takes those lessons into practice by splitting the students into “film crews” that will write, shoot, and edit their own short films. Students will leave class with a completed short piece they can use for college admissions or their own portfolio.
Filmmaking Writing & Directing Courses *CP
New for Summer ’24. More information Forthcoming!
Zack Morrison – Director
Zack Morrison is a writer-director from New Jersey. His work includes the musical comedy, Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major, winner of the Television Academy’s Student Emmy award in 2019. Zack has produced scripted and unscripted content for major brands like Buzzfeed, Esquire, Cartoon Network, and Space Channel; and his narrative films have screened in film festivals around the world. He also was a writer’s assistant and script coordinator on late night comedy shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Saturday Night Live. Zack has a MFA in Television Writing from Columbia University, and a BA in Digital Filmmaking from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Day 1: Cinematography and Camera Basics
Day 2: Screenwriting and Story Craft
Day 3: Production
Day 4: Production/Post
Day 5: Post-Production and Industry Chat
- Registration Deadline: TBD
- Tuition must be paid in full 1 week prior to the start of the program.
- Please read our Policies & Procedures Document for additional information on payment, cancellation, participant conduct, and media waivers. Your completion of registration indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to abide by these policies.