Make a Film in a Week


In this fun, fast-paced class, girls will learn the basic aspects of filmmaking, from storyboards to editing, in one week!

Classes are limited to 4 students per session. From the option bar below, please choose one session, either morning (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) or afternoon (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)


Make a Film in a Week

Price: $175

For ages 13-17

Instructor: Erica Goss, Director, Girls’ Voices Matter

Dates: July 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2021.

Times: Choose ONE: Morning Session: 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR Afternoon Session: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

NOTE: This course has two sessions. Each session is limited to no more than 4 students.

Location:  Girls’ Voices Matter: Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13 Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, #23 upstairs. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITIZING WILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED.

Supplies and equipment:

Camera: DSLR camera OR cell phone camera

Writing materials

MacBook Pro Laptop with iMovie video editing software

All supplies are provided.

Prerequisite: none, although a knowledge of film-editing software such as iMovie is helpful.

This is a fun, fast-paced class that teaches teen girls how to create a short film in just one week. Students will learn how to tell visual stories, using their own ideas to craft beautiful, unique films. Classes are limited to no more than 4, which allows the instructor to fully engage with each student, helping her use visual media to fully express herself.


Course Outline:

1. Introduction to Filmmaking

We’ll take a look at the history of filmmaking, with an emphasis on women’s contributions to the art form.

2. Finding Your Story

Using various techniques, we’ll discover the raw material that leads to the stories students want to tell.

3. Storyboarding

Storyboarding is a flexible, visual method of “seeing” the story. It includes all elements of the story, for example, voice, narration, text and images.

4. Putting It All Together

Students will assemble the elements of their films using video-editing software.

5. Conclusion and Film Show

Here’s your chance to show everyone what you made! What were the hardest parts? What did you learn? Tell us how you made your video.


Time of Day Option

Afternoon Session: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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