Cinema has the power to inspire, enrich, and change lives for the better. Film Education at The Picture House not only provides students with opportunities to experience that power, through the shared experience of our film screening programs, but our students are also learning the art, technique and skills involved in making movies. At The Picture House, our students develop personal confidence, public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively with many different audiences. Whether making movies, learning about the craft of acting, understanding screenwriting, developing a knowledge of editing, how the camera works and even animation – this personal development can be in and of itself, life-changing. At The Picture House, each of our classes from age 4 – adult, build on one another, while students develop their personal skills they also gain a deeper understanding of the art of film.

Our three signature programs are: Classes@TPH, Camps@TPH, and Adult Classes@TPH.

Classes@TPH (pre K– grade 5), allows our youngest artists to gain skills in the follow areas: characters, story, scenic design, introduction to movement and music, early camera work, confidence building, public speaking, and team work.

Classes@TPH  (grades 6 – 12), offers an innovative, process – driven approach towards film acting, screenwriting, directing, an understanding of the industry, exposure to industry professionals, confidence building, public speaking, and collaboration.

Adult Classes@TPH provides engaging and meaningful learning opportunities for those who want to develop their skills, try something new, or gain a deeper appreciation for film as an art form.

Call us at 738-3161 or email Education@ThePictureHouse.org for more information or to sign up for a class.

 

 

Classes@TPH

 

Making Movies for Young Directors (Grades 3-5)

Thursdays 4:30 -5:30 pm; Cost $265

4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

Students use video equipment to make a short film as a class while focusing on the process and technique of filmmaking. Students explore camera exercises, storyboarding, cinematography, directing, editing, developing their own artistic voice, and gaining solid experience working collaboratively. Enjoy a screening of a short film created by the class on the last day.  Enroll Now

 

 

Comedy Acting and Improv (Grades k – 2)

Wednesdays; 3:30 – 4:30 pm; Cost $265
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Learn about the art of comedy, improv, and working with a group of people to explore characters, drama skills, and improvised scenes. The class will culminate with a live improv show on the Picture House stage!  Enroll Now

 

Comedy Acting and Improv (Grades 3- 5)

Wednesdays; 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Cost; $265
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Our slightly older students, can take their improv training to the next level. Learn about the art of comedy, improv, and working with a group of people to explore characters, drama skills, and improvised scenes. Understand story structure as well. The class will culminate with a live improv show on the Picture House stage!  Enroll Now

 

Comedy Acting and Improv (Grades 6- 8)

Wednesdays; 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Cost $265
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Our older Company students can create an improv troupe and really hone their acting, collaborating, and comedy skills. Learn about the art of comedy, improv, and working with a group of people to explore characters, drama skills, and improvised scenes. Understand story structure as well. The class will culminate with a live improv show on the Picture House stage! Enroll Now

 

Beginner Claymation (Grades 2- 4)

Wednesdays; 3:30 – 4:30 pm; Cost $265
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Create a claymation! You will get to create and put together and animated short using stopmotion animation techniques and clay. We will also select music and sound effects to help bring the animation to life. Enroll Now

 

Create an animation Puppet Show (Grades 5- 8)

Wednesdays; 4:30 – 5:30 pm; Cost $265
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Students will learn the art of puppetry and how to bring puppets to life! Students can make their own puppets using materials (old clothes, paper bags, etc.) or they can bring in their own. We will come up with different sketches then film and edit it into a video. Enjoy a DVD of the video.  Enroll Now

 

 

Camps@TPH

 

Spring Vacation – Animate your way into April

3/30, 3/31, 4/1, 4/2

Half day (9:00 -12:30), $75 (daily rate) or $300 (weekly rate)

Full day (9:00 – 3:00), $120 (daily rate) or $395 (weekly rate)

Each day you will be exposed to the different aspects of animation, from stopmotion, to claymation, to lego animation. Create short animated films and watch them screened at The Picture House at the end of the week, plus we will provide you with a link of your work.  Enroll Now

 

Adult Classes@TPH

CREATIVE WORKOUT @ THE PICTURE HOUSE

Adult Education Intensives at the Picture House

Each adult education course in the TPH Creative Workout series takes place over two consecutive weeks. Dates and times are outlined below. All classes meet at The Picture House or the Satellite Media Lab unless otherwise specified. Cost for each two-week session is $135; TPH members receive a 10% discount.

 

Acting

Two-week intensive, Wednesdays, March 18th and March 25th; 10 am – noon; Cost; $135, Members receive a 10% discount.

Gain an understanding of how to create characters and approach a script through method acting, improvisation, and learning skills for stage and film. If you have always wanted to act, strengthen your public speaking skills, or need to brush up on your audition skills this class is for you. Come ready to move — this is a physical and creative workout. This course is for actors of all levels.

Call 914-738-3161 or email Education@ThePictureHouse.org to register now.

Instructor: Beth Manspeizer

 

Editing in iMovie

Two-week intensive, Wednesdays, April 1st and April 8th; 12:30 pm -2:30 pm; Cost; $135, Members receive a 10% discount.

Created for the beginner editor who wants to learn to use iMovie and create movies with their home computer, this course will teach you the ins and outs of this user-friendly software. Turn your family videos into a project you are proud of or edit that movie you have been itching to create. This course is for beginners.

Call 914-738-3161 or email Education@ThePictureHouse.org to register now.

Instructor: Stephanie Schleicher