The Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop provides high school students from all walks of life the skills they need to create media through their unique lens. Offering affordable, hands-on 12 weeks sessions, 4 times a year, in all aspects of digital filmmaking and media arts, from basic video production techniques and music selection to final editing. This workshop is one-of-a kind!
About the class
Film. Edit. Create. Students learn video production skills! Projects include commercials, stop-motion animation, mini-documentaries and more. Film at various non-profit organizations and learn from industry professionals.
Go behind the scenes
We film for a variety of local organizations, so many times we get the chance to see things the public never gets to see. This is a chance to see things in Santa Barbara that you’ve never seen – or maybe something familiar in a new and different way.
Accommodate your schedule
It can be tough to have a lot of work in school and then come to an after-school program. We’ve got your back. If you are super busy for a few weeks, you can pair up with another student and work together. Miss a field trip? We will share the video we filmed with you so you can edit your own project. Or you can edit with another student. We make it as easy as possible to be a part of the program!
Learn from Industry Professionals
Our community is fortunate to have major filmmaking talent residing here and students get the chance to hear from many of them speak about their career paths and the art of filmmaking.
Learn in a relaxed fun environment
This is a ‘workshop’ rather than a class. We collaborate. We laugh a lot and we watch each others projects come to life. We explore creative ideas, share videos we have discovered and then create videos of our own.
Make new friends
Available to all teens in the Santa Barbara area. You get the chance to meet and work with new people, create friendships and collaborate on great videos.
Community Service hours
Field trips to local non-profits allow students to film and create projects to be used by the organizations they work with such as living histories or promotional/instructional videos. And because the Jurkowitz Center is a s501(c)3, high school students can earn community hours as a result of the contribution they make to the non-profit community in our region.
About the instructor
Instructor Jennie Reinish has over 20 years experience in the film/tv/entertainment industry and holds a masters degree in secondary education. She has worked for CNBC, the Montecito Picture Company, UCSB video services and has run her own production company for over 10 years. Having produced award winning documentary films, she works with local clients to create content for their websites or presentations. Jennie has a passion for teaching and working with students with the goal to give them the tools to go out and succeed in film or whatever field interests them the most.
Video project samples
Changing the Chandelier
Volunteer Ambassador Program
Theatre fun facts
Behind the Scenes
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