Why Take Cinematic Arts Classes?

Learn how to make movies in this exciting, hands-on class.  No experience necessary.

Students learn the fundamentals of how to make short films, including cinematography, editing, sound design and recording, screenwriting, directing, producing and more.  Advanced classes explore lighting and grip, motion graphics and longer-fromat projects.

Students work in small groups to produce a variety of projects like short narratives, music videos, documentaries, PSAs, experimental video and more.  Classes also screen and discuss important professional films to provide a foundation for film language and inspiration for their own projects.

The intro class, Video Production 1-2, is open to all grade levels.

Classes are held in the 2600 square foot Media Arts Lab, which houses digital media editing suites, a television studio and screening room.

All courses satisfy the Visual Art requirement for UC/CSU college applications.

Watch the video above to hear what current and former students have to say about these classes.  Or contact faculty adviser Michael Hernandez for more information or to schedule a studio tour.


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