Jr. Filmmaking
Tutor: Katie Plaisted
Email: katie@katietravisfilms.com
Length: 1st Semester Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 5 (12:45-1:45)

Description: Has your child ever said “I want to make movies when I grow up?” Do they like telling stories? Do they love playing out scenes? Within this class they will get to walk through the entire process of filmmaking and learn the tools they need to make quality movies that glorify God. Touching on every aspect from story arcs to camera coverage, from crew positions to acting for the camera - we will be having a lot of fun. They will learn skills in teamwork through this highly collaborative art form and get see their God-given talents fit together with their peers in the on-set experience of making a short film as a class. Through explanation, demonstration, and guidance this class will help enable their God-given dreams to soar into their future.

Note:  This class is 60 minutes in length. 

Tutor: Katie Travis-Plaisted is an independent filmmaker in the Twin Cities with a Cinema Production Certificate as well as an Associates Degree in Cinema: Directing and Producing from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College - where her thesis film project won in the 2012 Cinema Excellence Awards. She is the director and producer of two narrative short films, which have also gone on as Official Selections in film festivals across the country; and is currently the Media Director at Reign Dance Theater where Katie has also been the lead acting coach for the past four years. She grew up in the performing arts and was herself homeschooled from K-12, graduating from Christian Liberty Academy. Her passion is to pass on the skills she has learned to the next generation of blossoming artists and inspire them to use their gifts to praise our Lord Jesus Christ with excellence and professionalism, and touch those in the film industry with the truth and love of Christ. Katie and her husband are a part of Church on the Hill in Chaska, MN, where they are currently volunteer youth (8th - 12th) leaders. Free time for her includes longbow archery and writing one of her screenplays or novels.

Level: Grades 5-6
Prerequisite: None
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