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Storytelling through Silent Movie Making


Lights, camera, action! In this Writers in the Schools (WITS) workshop, participants will work in small groups to design, write, and film short silent movies. Through a process of identifying elements of a story, creating a story board, and planning their scenes to be filmed, teens discover best practices for collaborating on a creative team. With a professional writer as their mentor, students will gain experience in directing, acting, and taking on various production roles. They will be inspired along the way with a visit from a local filmmaker. At the end of the week, teens will invite their family and friends to join in a showing of their short silent films. *Participants will be required to bring their own lap top, tablet or cell phone.

Age Group

10th Grade to 12th Grade (Ages 15 to 18)

Who will like this Course?

Children who enjoy reading and writing, or just day dreaming. Activities include making books developing writing techniques.

Recommended Prerequisites

Curiosity and an openness to new ideas.

June 15 to 19 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 22 to 26 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Our Lady of the Lake University - Houston Campus (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 29 to July 2 - Monday to Thursday

Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 325

On or Before March 31, 2020
$ 295
April 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020
$ 305
On or After May 19, 2020
$ 325

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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