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    Kyle Aldrich

    Faculty Bio


    CAMP: Media Arts Academy for Teens #8

    Grades 9-12

    The ultimate destination class for the highly motivated, film-interested teen.

    If you’re thinking about going to film/art school, or want to experience the excitement (and challenges) of creating an entire dramatic film from scratch, you don’t have to go to New York or Los Angeles. Now in its 17th year, the MEDIA ARTS ACADEMY FOR TEENS is the School of Film’s premier opportunity for teens to:

    •Learn with award-winning film professionals

    •Be part of a film crew

    •Use professional HD digital cameras, lights and microphones

    •Learn industry standard software

    •Get directly involved in scripting, planning, casting, directing, working with actors, shooting, lighting, sound recording, editing, and more!

    Bring several script ideas to the first day. You’ll work as a group to examine what attributes make a story great and to consider the prodicibility of different storylines. One or more ideas will come together into an original screenplay and production will begin.  Come prepared to work hard and learn an amazing amount! Expect at least one seriously long shooting day during the class. Tuition includes catered lunches. No previous experience is required. The week will culminate in a screening for family and friends in the Film Center’s state-of-the-art Whitsell Auditorium. Completed films will be uploaded to a special class online video album.  Tuition includes lunches and all equipment.

    Enrollment Limit: 14
    Select one of two sections 


    No specific classes are required. Please see notes below for more details and recommended skills required to successfully participate in this course.


    SECTION 1: MON-FRI, JUL 11-15 & MON-WED, JUL 18-20, 9 AM-5 PM

    SECTION 2: MON-FRI, AUG 8-12 & MON-WED, AUG 15-17, 9 AM-5 PM

    8 Sessions


    Tuition: $1,150.00


    Northwest Film Center School of Film

    934 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR (Corner of 10th & Salmon)

    Other Information

    Meals: Provided

    HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT: The Academy may qualify for high school arts or elective credit through your school district. Inquire with your local guidance counselor.

    STUDENT HOUSING: Reasonably priced dormitory housing with private bathrooms and internet access (and optional meal plan), operated by the Portland State University Housing Office, is available in the Ondine Residence Hall, a short walk from the Film Center. Arrangements must be made directly with PSU. For more information, click here or call 503-725-4336. Discuss with your parents whether this is an appropriate option, as PSU does not provide on-site supervision and is not affiliated with the Film Center. 

    THE FRANK HOOD SCHOLARSHIP: A full scholarship to the MEDIA ARTS ACADEMY FOR TEENS is available on a competitive basis to an individual with high interest and demonstrated capacity (need may also be a factor). The application deadline is June 1, 2016. Download the application form at nwfilm.org/school/info/scholarships.


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