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My Comic Book Superhero!

Program Number: 20759RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/4/2013 - 8/9/2013; 7/26/2015 - 7/31/2015; 8/2/2015 - 8/7/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Los Angeles, California
Price starting at: $1,249.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Arts, Misc.
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Leave your mild-mannered alter ego behind and become a superhero! Make your way to Hollywood and immerse yourself in an absolutely packed Intergenerational comic book camp. Create a 25-panel comic book to be published and presented at the end of camp, then take your creativity one step further and produce a basic movie of your comic featuring your voice, Hollywood sound effects and a special soundtrack.




Highlights

• Learn how to use comic book software to turn all your family photo journals into storyboard adventures.
• Visit the bustling Marvel Studios lot to get an insider’s glimpse at why comic book stories make today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
• Meet working professionals in the comic book industry for tips on how to get a leg-up in the comic book entertainment business.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Bring a USB thumb drive with which to store and take home your final project.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Los Angeles

The cosmopolitan heart of Southern California, L.A. shimmers with diverse cultures and unparalleled glamour, but the “City of Angels” indulges more than fantasy. Its cultural institutions are world-class, from the Getty Museum to the Philharmonic, and top-ranking schools like UCLA and USC contribute to its renown as a first-rate center of learning.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotel in downtown L.A.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Jason Medbury

Jason Medbury has worked in nearly every entertainment medium over the last 10 years. As a producer, he created segments for SPEEDtv, History Channel and E! Entertainment Television, and as a director, has led more than 20 plays, commercials and web-based campaigns. Jason has also worked as a stuntman and voice-over provider for multiple projects. He is currently a partner in a creative services company in Hollywood, and serves as technical director for Freshi Media.
 
Kevin Paige

Kevin Paige joined the Freshi Films team as a teacher and music producer in 2006, and enjoys teaching filmmaking to students ages 6-18. He has extensive experience in studio sound engineering and recording techniques, as well as music and film audio post-production. Kevin wrote and produced the 2007 International Family Film Festival (IFFF), and has been instrumental in producing award-winning films by kids at numerous schools in the L.A. Unified School District.
 
Jamie Parker

Jamie Parker is a writer and actor who loves passing on his love of film to the next generation of young film makers. Jamie has worked with Freshi for four years and has loved every minute of it. He has constantly been impressed with the level of creativity that his students bring to their projects. Jamie is an alumni of Improv Olympic West where he performed with the teams “Dayshift,” “The Blue Velvet Lounge,” and “Franklin.” He is currently writing two different pilots and writing and acting with the sketch troupe, “The Suckahs.” You also may have seen him on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The L.A. Downtown Hotel
  Los Angeles 5 nights
 The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.
  Contact info: 333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: www.thelahotel.com/
  Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.
  Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Based upon availability The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Based upon availability The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Road Scholar registration is in the designated area from 3:30-5:00 pm. You will be staying at The L.A. Downtown Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after the morning session on Day Six. You will be staying at The L.A. Downtown Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Photo ID A signed copy of the Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required, to be returned no later than three weeks prior to the program. Image Release And Grant Of License Form from Freshi Films which gives Freshi Films permission to upload participants' films to their website and allows Freshi Films to use any stills or videos to document the program for their marketing.
  Parking availability:
Valet parking is available at the hotel @ $30/day. Alternate self-parking available in lot across the street from hotel with Early/Late Bird Special rate of $8.00/day, but car must be parked BEFORE 10:30AM or AFTER 4:30PM with no in/out privileges.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Los Angeles
  Nearest city or town:  Los Angeles
  Nearest highway: Freeways 101, 10 and 110 run through LA
  Nearest airport:  Los Angeles International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Los Angeles
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Los Angeles/ Greyhound Bus Terminal to Marriott

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 877-733-3305

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Around $10+ per ride one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx. 5 to 10 minutes depending on traffic 

 

Distance:

 

Less than 2 miles from terminal to Marriott LA Downtown Hotel

   

The Greyhound Station is located at 1716 E. 7th St., Los Angeles. Inside the station, a phone is available that will connect you with the taxi dispatch by dialing a two digit number. For current Greyhound information and reservations, call (800) 231-2222. Greyhound website: www.greyhound.com Yellow Cab of Los Angeles: Call 877-733-3305 CALL FOR CURRENT FARE AS PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

Burbank (BUR) to The L.A. Downtown Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle
phone: 800-733-8267
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$23 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

40-60 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

16 miles from Burbank to the hotel

   

Prime Time Shuttle local phone: (310) 536-7922 Prime Time Shuttle website: www.primetimeshuttle.com They provide door-to-door shared van service from Burbank Airport to destination. CALL FOR CURRENT FARE AS PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Advance reservations are required. Burbank Airport website: www.burbankairport.com (for further transportation information) ALTERNATE passenger van service: SuperShuttle at 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com

 

Burbank/ (BUR) to The L.A. Downtown Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$24 for the 1st person; $9 per each additional guest
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

40-60 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

16 miles from Burbank airport to the hotel

   

SuperShuttle provides door-to-door shared van service from Burbank Airport (BUR) to your destination. Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates as prices are subject to change without notice. SuperShuttle local phone: (310) 782-6600 Website: www.supershuttle.com GOOD ALTERNATE: Prime Time Shuttle ~ For online reservations, call 800-733-8267, or go to www.primetimeshuttle.com Visit www.burbankairport.com for further transportation information.

 

Los Angeles/LAX to The L.A. Downtown Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approx. $16 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 24 minutes, depending on traffic/time of day 

 

Distance:

 

18 miles from LAX to the hotel

   

Door-to-door shared van service from LAX to destination. Shuttle vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the "Shared Ride Vans". Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates as prices are subject to change without notice. Website: www.supershuttle.com // SuperShuttle local phone: (310) 782-6600 GOOD ALTERNATE: Prime Time Shuttle ~ For online reservations, call 800-733-8267, or go to www.primetimeshuttle.com

 

Los Angeles Union Station (AMTRAK) to The L.A. Downtown Hotel

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 877-733-3305

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Around $10+ per ride one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx. 5 to 10 minutes depending on traffic 

 

Distance:

 

Under 2 miles from Union Station to the hotel

   

Easiest way from Union Station to hotel is by taxi. You may also use DASH public bus. OPT.#1 (M-F 6:30-6:30; Sat-Sun 10-5): Take Red Line train from Union Station to 7th/Figueroa St. & catch DASH F bus; go to 4th/Figueroa St. (hotel on corner) DASH runs every 10-20min. OPT.#2 (M-F Only 5:50AM-6:30PM): Exit Union Station at main entrance. Turn right & cross Alameda St. Catch DASH B at Alameda/Los Angeles St. Get off at 7th/Flower St. Cross 7th St. & catch DASH A. Ride to hotel at 4th/Figueroa St.

 

Los Angeles/LAX to The L.A. Downtown Hotel

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle
phone: 800-733-8267
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 24 minutes, depending on traffic/time of day 

 

Distance:

 

18 miles from LAX to the hotel

   

Prime Time website: www.primetimeshuttle.com for online reservations They provide door-to-door shared van service from LAX to destination. Shuttle vans pick up passengers on the Lower/ Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the orange sign "Shared Ride Vans". CALL FOR CURRENT FARE AS PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Advance reservations are required. LAX website for further transportation information: www.lawa.org/lax

 

Los Angeles/LAX to Union Station LA Downtown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
FlyAway Bus
phone: 866-435-9529

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7 p/p one-way; $14 p/p round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic/time of day 

 

Distance:

 

18 miles from LAX to the LA Downtown Hotel

   

LAX FlyAway nonstop bus service available between LAX and Union Station 24 hrs a day. LAX departures arrive for pick-up at Terminal 1, lower level, on the hour, and then stops are made at each terminal thereafter. From Union Station, travel by taxi or DASH bus to hotel. The one-way fare is around $10. If using the DASH (or Red Line train/DASH combo), please read instructions in the Amtrak train section for more details. DASH fare $0.35 one-way. Red Line fare $1.50/adult & $0.55/seniors.

 
Driving Directions
  From Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take the 5 Freeway South to the 110 Freeway South. Exit at Wilshire Blvd. and make a left turn on S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side at the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
  From LAX to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take Sepulveda Blvd. South to the 105 Freeway East to the 110 Freeway North. Take the 9th St. exit and make a left turn onto S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side at the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
  From Orange County to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take the 5 Freeway North to US-101 North toward LA/Civic Center. Take the 110 Harbor Freeway South toward San Pedro. Exit at 6th St/4th St toward Wilshire Blvd/Downtown/3rd St. Take the ramp toward 3rd St. Turn left on S. Beaudry Ave. Turn left onto W. 4th St. Turn left onto S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side on the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independent Arrivals
(Sunday, August 4)
   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown Hotel after 3:00pm

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, go over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants and grandchildren introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning

   
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introduction to Filmmaking/The Instant Movie Project/Stunt Seminar
(Monday, August 5)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Welcome and Introduction of Teachers and the Freshi Filmmaking Program

Freshi Teachers meet with the group for the first time. The Freshi Teachers introduce themselves and briefly talk about what they do in the film industry. They introduce the Freshi Films Program and briefly discuss how Freshi is committed to teaching digital media to 'Kids of all Ages'.

CLASS & HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: The Freshi Teachers Introduce the First Project--The Instant Movie

For this project, teachers divide the large group into smaller film crews and pass out the Short Screenplays. These scripts are written with minimal dialogue so that no one has to worry about memorizing lines. Each group gets a different screenplay on which they work together and finish shooting by the end of the first day.

The Instant Movie is a great way to introduce a group of people to filmmaking, to give them an immediate hands on experience and to get them excited about making movies. Everyone gets to know each other and works together to quickly get the shots they need to tell the story without stopping to think too much about the mechanics of what they are doing--they just create! Then, starting first thing the next morning, everyone begins to learn the details of movie making, for example, why does a High Angle shot make everyone look small and weak, while a Low Angle shot makes someone look scary? Today is about fun!

The teams read through the scripts, cast the parts, and figure out the best location to shoot the film. The Freshi Teacher introduces the camera that will be used, and the teams start shooting if they have time before the morning break.

 Lunch: Lunch at hotel
 Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Complete Shooting the Short Scripts

The film crews complete shooting their films. If there is time, all the footage will be downloaded so the crews can see what they shot (called watching the dailies) and pick the shots they want to use in the final edit.

The Freshi teacher might even be able to drop the footage into the timeline so the crew is able to see a rough edit of their work.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: CLASS & HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Stunt Seminar – A professional stunt person will teach everyone basic stunt moves (punching, slapping, choking and reactions). The stunt professional has a lot of experiencing teaching all ages the safest way of doing all of the moves. Everyone will be able to do a short sequence of moves by the end of the seminar and understand the importance of safety in all aspects of filmmaking.
   
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Movie Project Theme/Storyboarding/Camera Shot Scavenger Hunt
(Tuesday, August 6)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Introduction of the Movie Project Theme and Storyboarding

The Freshi Teachers introduce the simple 'beginning, middle and end' story structure. This is the structure that the group will use to create the stories of their films. The Freshi Teachers stipulate that the films should be 3 to 7 minutes in length.

Storyboarding is a way to create a visual version of a story. Teachers demonstrate how to create a storyboard.

HANDS ON EXPEREINCE: Film crews break into groups to create and Storyboard their stories. Once they have fiished the story they want to shoot, they will Pitch, or explain, the story to a Freshi Teacher. The teacher will determine if the story can be produced fully in the time available. If the story is too ambitious the Freshi teacher will work with the film crew to reshape it to make sure the movie can be finished.Once the story is set, it will be Greenlit, or given the go ahead, for production.

Crews will need to discuss costumes and props at this time. They will have time to create costumes from their own clothes.

 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: CLASS & HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: The Scavenger Hunt for Camera Shots

The Freshi teacher will pass out film term sheets that have definitions of all of the Camera Angles they will be using and some other fun film terms. They will explain and demonstrate each of the terms, including all of the camera angles the film crews will have to record on the Scavenger Hunt.

Each crew will receive a camera and a Scavenger Hunt shot list. They will head outside to capture all of the shots on the list. This gives everyone a chance to get used to shooting with the camera and learning the different camera angles to use when they are shooting their film project.

Once the crews have captured all the shots on the Scavenger Hunt list, they bring their cameras back to the Freshi teacher who teaches them how to download and view the footage. They go over every shot to make sure they got them all.

 Dinner: Dinner on your own
   
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Storyboard Review/Location Scout/Principle Photography/Studio Tour
(Wednesday, August 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Storyboard Review, Location Scout and Principle Photography

The crews review their storyboards and check to make sure they have all of the props and costumes they need. They will decide what locations they need to shoot their films.

Principle Photography, or the actually recording of the footage, begins. Freshi teachers monitor different crews to assist with any technical issues and to make sure the crews are following their story boards and shooting efficiently. Film crews download and view their dailies.

 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Sony Studio Tour

Step back into a legendary time on a guided walk of Sony Pictures Studios. Located on one of the world's most famous studio lots, our 2-hour guided walk gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood's glory days and an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio.

 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: CLASS: Makeup Seminar

A film industry Makeup Professional will discuss and demonstrate makeup and special effects techniques.

   
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Principle Photography Finishes/Editing/Film Festival
(Thursday, August 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Principle Photography Continues

Freshi teachers monitor different crews to assist with any technical issues and to make sure the crews are following their story boards and shooting efficiently. Film crews download their film to computers for editing.

Principle Photography Finishes. Editing continues. Some crew members create Music, using a DM2 Music Mixer or Garage Band or other license-free music for the sound track. Other crew members work on the Titles and Credits for the film. Bonus features, i.e., interviews with the crew members who talk about their experience, may be created for the films as well as a Blooper Reel.

 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Finalize Films with Music, Credits, and/or Bonus Features and Bloopers
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Film Festival and Wrap Party

All of the films created during the week are screened. After each film is screened, the film crew of that film is given the opportunity to answer questions or talk about their film.

   
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Careers in Filmmaking Industry/Independent Departures
(Friday, August 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Preparing for a Career in the Filmmaking Industry

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Filmmaking Intergenerational program and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Los Angeles Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Because Los Angeles offers the visitor a wide range of activites, we suggest you contact the the LACVB and request tourism information Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau 685 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 689-8822 For additional information, visit www.lacvb.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know


Author: Jeremy Vineyard


Description: Setting Up Your Shots is a complete visual encyclopedia of creative camera set ups and moves every filmmaker and cinema fan will want to own. Over 100 storyboards with simple descriptions have been especially designed for this book. They show filmmakers, home video buffs and cinema fans how to achieve an incredible number of effects, images and compositions.



Screenwriting for Teens: The 100 Principles of Screenwriting Every Budding Writer Must Know


Author: Christina Hamlett


Description: This books gives teens -who go to the movies more than any age group in the world - the tools to do more than just watch those movies. It gives them the tools to write their own films.





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