Step Up on Stage: Drama and Filmmaking at Gertz-Ressler High School
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Step Up Members Only
||March 29, 2011
Gertz-Ressler High School
2023 S Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Weekly Afterschool Classes: Every Tuesday from February 1, 2011 to June 6, 2011
Step Up Filmmaking is designed to empower teen girls to learn about and explore the collaborative art of filmmaking. The girls will be asked to explore the daily issues they face as young women growing in an urban environment and implement the theme into storyline, developing a 5-10 minute fictional short. Through guided weekly classes, they will each learn the entire process of film production from determining the theme and writing a script, carrying out all production tasks, to the filming and editing of the finished short.
Classes are held at Gertz-Ressler High School located at 2023 South Union Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We will meet in room 210. If you have trouble finding the room, look for anyone in an orange tee shirt or call Keisha Chandler or call 310.850.9749.
Street parking on Union Avenue and the surrounding streets is available.
We would like to have volunteers arrive at 3:15pm to assist in class preparation and for a quick brief of the upcoming class. Classes will run from 3:30pm-5:00pm every Tuesday. If you are available to stay after class to help put supplies away, we can use your help then too!
We will provide stylish Step Up orange tees for all volunteers to wear. If you already have a Step Up tee, please wear it.
• During the opening class, we would like volunteers to introduce themselves and their profession.
• Girls are broken up into groups to work on project based activities. Volunteers are asked to participate in each class by floating from group to group and providing positive encouragement.
• During the breaks we encourage you to mingle with the young women, ask them questions and begin building a rapport with them.(Warning: they are teenagers so if they are more interested in talking with their friends, do not take it personally!)
• Bringing fresh fruit and/or water for the girls is always a help.