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Media & Film Studies

Summer Filmmaking Workshop for High School Students

June 11th-15th, 2012; 9am-5pm every day

  • Use professional production and editing equipment
  • Make a short film from pre-production to final edit
  • Learn how to make clear, emotionally engaging films

The BSC Summer Filmmaking Workshop for High School Students is an introduction to the fundamentals of video pre-production, production, and post-production. Working in small groups, you will develop a story and use high definition cameras to shoot and Final Cut Pro to edit your film. The course will combine lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises for an intensive, fun learning experience. You will leave the class with a DVD of your own work and the knowledge to make movies from beginning to end.

No previous filmmaking experience is required.

Cost: $800. Please make check payable to Birmingham-Southern College and mail to:

David Resha
Box 549028
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

Instructor: Dr. David Resha is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Resha received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has ten years experience teaching filmmaking. Dr. Resha has also made his own films and has published about filmmaking.

Refund Policy: If the registration office receives your notice of withdrawal at least seven days before the program begins, the fee is refunded, minus a $30 administrative fee.

Questions? Contact Dr. David Resha at or 205-226-7841.

If you have a disability or require accommodations, please advise us ahead of time. Requests are confidential.


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