THE GOVERNOR'S ACADEMY

1 ELM STREET

BYFIELD MA 01922

978-465-1763

WWW.THEGOVERNORSACADEMY.ORG

At a time when virtually anyone can take a cellphone video and upload it to YouTube, our film program is as popular as ever.  Students quickly learn, however, that a good film requires time, energy, and skill and our courses are designed to take students to that next level.  Many Gov's students in the past have gone on to become filmmakers and producers.  Are you next?

GRADE 9

Introduction to Fine Arts: Film

As part of our freshman Introduction to Fine Arts course, students will spend four weeks analyzing films, music videos, and commercials to learn techniques and then it's their turn to shoot and edit their own short films using digital video cameras.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

Filmmaking

Learn composition, advanced editing, scripting, and visual storytelling.  Students create three to four short films using high-quality audio and video equipment.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

History of Cinema

Learn how cinema influences culture and vice-versa, how to critically assess a film, how stories and characters are developed, and the use of line, form, movement, and color.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

Independent Study in Film

Students who wish to explore film more in-depth are invited to apply for an Independent Study with Mr. Geoff Brace, film instructor.

SPRING SEASON

Art in the Afternoons

Will there be any film component of this?

Open Studios

Are there other places students can do films for fun?  Should we mention morning meeting videos?  Or not.

What Current Students Think

"When I'm taking photos, it's probably the most therapeutic thing that I could possibly do to destress."

HANNA CONDON '14

What Current Students Think

"Never in a million years did I think I would have become a serious artist.  But Gov's gave me that and I'm psyched."

AUDREY HEMLEPP '15