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.
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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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Jill Swaim
Jill Swaim is a retired elementary/middle school teacher. She taught for 39 years in San Diego, Oceanside, and Santa Paula, all districts in California. She has worked for Elderhostel/Road Scholar for the last ten years as a group leader and has become a volunteer ambassador for this organization. Her hobbies are her grandchildren, travel, and volunteering. She loves Road Scholar!
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