The Magic of Hollywood: Film School With Your Grandchild
Enjoy the magic of Hollywood with your grandchild as you get hands-on filmmaking experience, meet professional stunt artists, learn secrets of production and create your own short film!
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Program No. 19800RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Lights, camera, action! Make your and your grandchild's Hollywood dreams come true with a unique and powerful foray into the exciting world of filmmaking! In association with the International Family Film Institute, take part in hands-on workshops led by working screenwriters, directors, producers and other professionals. Learn trade secrets and witness professionals at work at a real movie studio. Before a live audience, experience the thrill of a Hollywood Premiere with the film you helped produce including an interactive Q&A session after the screening.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walks up to one mile; some stairs; boarding and disembarking coaches.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get hands-on filmmaking experience in scripting, directing, shooting, storyboarding, lighting and editing and help produce a digital short film.
  • Gain an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio.
  • Learn the secrets of Hollywood magic from a professional make-up artist and an industry stunt choreographer.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-16.
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Chris Shoemaker
Chris Shoemaker is the distinguished co-founder and Executive Director of Freshi Films and the International Family Film Festival, the first worldwide festival showcasing family and children’s films in Hollywood, CA. He has organized and served as a member for a total of 19 international festival juries in addition to adjudicating youth films for Scholastic’s national film competition in New York City. Chris has written and produced video and animation for a wide variety of entertainment projects, including film festivals, interactive experiences and theme park presentations.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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