About the Reel Kids Troupe Program...
Troupe is our advanced series of classes for young people who are serious about learning the ins and outs of film/video production: from acting to writing to editing to directing to producing, we do it all here!
Students meet twice a week, one weekday evening and one weekend day, to create various projects including, but not limited to: music videos; how-to videos; personal statements; documentaries; mockumentaries; and short films. Students also have the opportunity to attend various events like film festivals and on-location shoots.
Troupe also teaches students how to operate digital cameras; how to edit on Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier; how to act in front of a camera; how to direct; and more! Troupe is a nine-month program, Registering is your first month and deposit for the rest of our TROUPE YEAR!!
There are five different categories for Troupe, based on a combination of age and experience:
Elementary (Grades 1-5)
Are you an aspiring artist who is looking for a way to have your talents be discovered? Filmmaking is really what troupe is about. We will continue to work on directing, screenwriting, acting, editing and general “artistic creation”, while encouraging every student to improve on their skills and talents each year.
Primary (Grades 6+)
Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm, Sundays, 11am-1:30pm
In Primary, we dive into lighting, DSLR 4k Video, intro to Logic Pro and mastering Final Cut Pro. Final Projects "Personal Projects" have to be a minimum of four minutes in length.
Preparatory (Grades 6+)
Ok. So you’ve got the basics, and have several film/video projects under your belt, and are ready to take it to the next level- to begin exploring more possibilities of what you can do with film and video to express yourself as an artist and as a human being. This is your chance to shine, and prepare for the great leap into high school. By the end of this year, you should be a seasoned young filmmaker unafraid and more than able to hold your own with high schoolers.
Academy (High School)
This is for High School age film makers and advanced middle schoolers. Projects increase in complexity, length, and demands.
Collegiate (High School)
This is for the advanced young film-maker. There is more freedom, and more responsibility, to create your own pieces. This is only for those serious about pursuing a career in TV/Film.