Summer 2017 Programs

Reel Grrls will be hosting the following programs for the summer of 2017:

Apprenticeship

The Reel Grrls Summer Apprenticeship Program is a unique 2-part program:
  • Call the Shots: This hands-on video production workshop provides up to 20 grrls with a creative storytelling opportunity building skills and focus through intensive workshops and one-on-one sessions with mentors, including professional filmmakers and teaching artists.
  • Make it Reel: You’ve been using video to tell your own stories, but what is it like to create a film for a client? Spend your summer at Reel Grrls honing your production skills and gaining experience creating client videos! Grrls in this program will work with Instructors and Mentors who are professionals in the field to see a client project through to completion.

This program will be led by long time media producer and youth development specialist Reid Kuennen.

Grrls will get more experience with:
  • Media Literacy and what makes high quality and engaging media
  • Media Justice and how to use media as a tool for social change and empowerment
  • Digital Storytellers and how to use advanced tools to amplify their voice
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Editing and Post Production
  • Pre-Production and Storyboarding
  • DSLR Cinematography

This production series includes:

  • Advanced DSLR cinematography workshop
  • A 2-day Audio Engineering Intensive
  • A 3-day Editing Intensive

Weekly classes in:

  • Client Relations
  • Project Planning and Budgeting
  • Pre-Production
  • Location Scouting
  • and Deliverables.

Priority Registration Deadline: Friday, April 30th. Registrations will be taken until June 1st

Who can apply:
Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth ages 15-22.
Prerequisites: No previous video production or animation experience required!
Dates: Monday July 10th – Friday, August 4, 10am-4pm (no weekends – we will not be meeting formally between Jul 21 – Jul 31, students will be working in the field with their mentors and clients)
Location: TBD

Students who complete the series will gain real-world experience creating professional films for a nonprofit client, and will become eligible for paid opportunities with Reel Grrls Productions!

 

Contact us at: programs@reelgrrls.org or 206-375-1132

This program is made possible thanks to the City of Seattle’s Office Arts and Culture, Uncle Harry’s Natural Products, and the Derschang Group, Woodhull Institute, Ariel Fund, Lewis Greenwood Foundation, ArtsWA, and 4Culture.

 

Check out what one of our teams created last year:

Share Your Voice from ReelGrrls Workshops on Vimeo.

 

 

Register today!

 


Grrl Power: Stop Motion Animation

Have you ever wondered how they make your favorite cartoon show or movie? Work in teams to use clay, paper, puppets, whiteboards, toys, and anything you can dream up to create an animated world!

This week’s theme Grrl Power! Are you tired of hearing from people what girls can do or not do? Here is your chance to show the world what Grrl Power looks like to you.

Dates: July 24th – 28th, 2017// 10AM-4PM
Location: Seattle
Who can apply: Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth Grades 5-8
Prerequisites: No previous video production or animation experience required!

Register today!

Food For Winter from ReelGrrls Workshops on Vimeo.

 


Call the Shots

This hands-on video production workshop provides up to 12 grrls with a creative storytelling opportunity building skills and focus through one-on-one sessions with mentors, including professional filmmakers and teaching artists.

Call the shots and learn the ropes of filmmaking in small production teams that will seek out and tell stories within your community that call you to ACTION! From storyboarding, scriptwriting, teamwork, interviewing, acting/directing, using mobile devices and applications for filming and editing quality videos.

Dates: August 7-11, 2017// 10AM-4PM
Location: Seattle
Who can apply: Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth Grades 5-8
Prerequisites: No previous video production or animation experience required!

Register today!