2024 Filmmaking Club ECC

Arts First Afterschool Filmmaking Club @
Eastside Community Center

Sponsor: TPCHD, Arts First, Tacoma Create, & Metro Park Tacoma

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  • Where: Eastside Community Center
                  1721 E 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98404
  • When: Fridays 3:30-5:00.   January 26 – May 31
    (First Day of Class is January 26th.  Interns will meet starting January 20th)
  • Who: Students 12-18 years old
  • Cost: Free
  • Limited Space: 17 students

Club Summary: Students will explore the fundamentals of film-making. They will be introduced to the Fine Art of visual story-telling; screenplay writing, cinematography, music, Foley, lighting, storyboarding, acting, and video and sound editing. Students learn and edit in Davinci Resolve 17 and Logic Pro. Arts First will provide all necessary equipment.

After the end of class, students will learn basic filmmaking terminology and create anti-vaping short films to enter in a film contest.

Sign up online or email us at info@artsfirst.org.


Andy Phon
Andy Phon
Simon Bonsteel
Simon Bonsteel

Action Film


Jan. 26

  • Intro to visual storytelling
  • Shot List
  • Motion in film and cut on action
  • Intro: action film

Feb. 2

  • Action Film Group
  • Pre-Production Action Film

Feb. 9

  • Lecture: Jacob Lawrence – American Artist – Reaction Shot
  • Production: Action Film

Feb. 16

  • Intro Camera Angles
  • Finish Production of Action Films

Feb. 23

  • Intro Davinci Resolve
  • Post-production: Action Film

Mar. 1

  • Davinci Resolve Color Correction – Simon
  • Finish Post Production Action Film

March 8

March 15

March 22

  • Music Video: Production

March 29

  • Production: Comedy Film

April 5 & April 12 – NO Classes – Spring Break!

April 19

  • Production & Post-Production: Comedy Film

April 26

  • Post-Production: Comedy Film
  • TPCHD Presentation

May 3

  • Pre-Production of Antivaping Videos

May 10

  • Pre-Production & Production of Antivaping Videos