Garage and McGuffin Film School announce the launch of the course Cinematográfico for kids aged 9 to 12. Participants will learn about the endless and entertaining world of cinema and find out how to watch movies and why it’s good to know about cinema.
The course marks the publication in Russian translation of the eponymous children’s book by writer Gema Sirvent and illustrator Ana Pez about the history of cinema and the people behind it. The narrator is filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché, who introduces readers to the fathers of the seventh art—Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès, the Skladanowsky Brothers, and Sergei Eisenstein—and their inventions.
Get a 10% discount if you preorder the book Cinematográfico.
The course is suitable for those who would like to find out about the appearance of cinematography, learn about all the stages of creating a film, and try them in practice.
Over five meetings, participants can try out the roles of scriptwriter, director, and costume designer, dub a film, and learn the secrets of various methods of film editing. The course is also designed to expand participants’ viewing experience. Sessions will include excerpts from classic and experimental films.
At the end of the course, each participant will produce their own project, choosing an approach which matches their idea, developing the project together with the course leaders, and presenting it. Participants can invite friends to the project viewing.
McGuffin Film School is a space for creativity and development for young people aged 10 to 18 who love cinema and video art. It is a place where professional filmmakers teach teens to create films, from the ideas stage to the premiere. The project includes educational programs, a film club, a festival, and production facilities.