New Media Summer Stories: High School

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New Media Summer Stories: High School

Mon, June 24
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm

June 24 - 28, 10am - 3pm


Mon, June 24, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

The New Media Summer Stories Experience is an unique opportunity for High School students to learn the video storytelling process from ideation to on set shooting to editing. The unique challenge is the shooting and editing happens all in 72 hours. The ideation, writing and pre-production happens over the 10 weeks prior. Students get to collaborate and create together with support from professionals in the field through the High School Media Collective and local alums. Ages 14 – 18 Years

New Media Summer Stories is in its second year as an opportunity for students to spend dedicated time working collaboratively with peers who love the filmmaking process.  They create a meaningful short film based on the criteria for the All American High School Film Festival’s Complete Experience. Each participant will have a role in Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production based on interest and experience. Pre-Production will start 10 weeks before the Production start day when the Prompt and rules will be provided and shared with participants. A writing team will be created and a Producer and Director will be selected based on experience and vision for the prompt. Departments will be created for each phase (Pre-Production: Scouting (Locations, Talent) Writing, Camera) Production (Camera, Sound, Lighting) and Post-Production (Assistant Editor, Lead Editor, Sound, Color Correction).  

Gorton Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.


Mon, June 24
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060