What is the Film Apprenticeship?
Not only do students study film theory and convention, but they also benefit from technical instruction in the Film Apprenticeship. Taught by Emmy nominated cinematographer Joshua Gaestel, the apprenticeship provides students with the opportunity to experience both technical and creative sides of filmmaking while engaging each other in discussions about film conventions and their historical and contemporary traditions and conventions.
What Do Students Study in the Film Apprenticeship?
Students learn about the full process of production from pre-production screenplay writing and scheduling to operation of camera equipment and lighting techniques. In post-production, each student learns how to use Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and other cutting-edge programs to edit their videos. Every student has the chance to:
- Watch, discuss, and critique both modern and classic films.
- Learn and practice cinematic techniques with professional equipment.
- Learn and discuss film theory, genres, movements, and celebrated directors.
- Make high-quality films and movies with their peers.
- Deepen their enjoyment and understanding of one of the greatest and most influential art forms.
How Does it Benefit Students?
Students have practical experiences in film production, which is especially important for aspiring filmmakers and producers. Students are also able to enter their films into Student Emmy nominations and potentially have them appear on CPTV. Our students also have full use of our studios, professional cameras, and editing equipment. They also finish the year with a portfolio of their work for post-high school college and career plans.
Projects and Achievements
Several student projects have been nominated for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Emmy Award. Film Apprenticeship students also won awards for their films at the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival.
Check out films and production pictures from the Film Apprenticeship below:
On in Five – Learn more about the film>>
On in Five production