Youth Maker Mondays: Short Film (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, May 01, 2023
  • Monday, May 15, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, May 01, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, May 08, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, May 15, 2023, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's ETA Studio, Class Code ME050123CJ
  • 4


  • $130 Tuition + $15 Materials Fee
  • $105 Tuition + $15 Materials Fee

    Registration will close on April 5th


Create a two-minute short film with your phone or tablet. 

About this Class

Tell a story in less than two minutes in this short-film challenge. Learn how to shoot and edit on your phone or tablet. No experience necessary, just bring your device and your imagination. 


  • For youth ages 12-18. 
  • Registration closes April 26.
  • A $15 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers everything you'll need in class.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to this email.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • We are grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Maker Monday classes for families.


Day one:

● Pick the theme

● Learn about and pick your shot types to (i.e.closeups, medium shots,

two shot, wide shot, master, etc.)

● Storyboard/write your concept

● Scout location in building

● Learn to set up/block shots

Day two:

● Filming

● Learn the basics of an edit

● Edit your footage

Day three:

● Finish editing

● Showcase your short film on a large screen while eating popcorn

● Awards ceremony


You must have a smartphone or tablet with a camera. iPhone and Android phones are preferred.

Class Policies


Courtney G. Jones is a 30-year veteran of the film and television industry and an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking offers. He serves as head of development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, and has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series - some shot on mobile. He brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom. Courtney’s main goal is to show that anyone can make something amazing with the technology in their pocket. When he is not writing, producing, filming, editing, or teaching, he is typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying new recipes.

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