Making a film isn’t as hard as you think! Many people assume that filmmaking requires fancy equipment and expensive software, but for this class, all you need is a phone with a camera and a computer (preferred), iPad, or phone that can run iMovie (a free editing software). No experience necessary.
During this class, you create a short film of two to five minutes. Starting with the very basics of what makes a good story, we work our way through screenwriting, shooting, and editing. At the end, you can show off all your hard work at the wrap party!
After taking this class, in addition to producing a short film, you will have the knowledge and materials to continue creating short films on your own, whenever you want.
Ayla Greenstein is a longtime Bainbridge Island resident, and a junior at the Downtown School in Seattle. She has always enjoyed watching movies, but really fell in love with filmmaking during a week-long internship in the 8th grade. Since then, she has taken five other film classes through school, the New York Film Academy, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She has produced more than 10 short films and documentaries.
Chances are, you have a smartphone with cameras good enough to shoot a feature film built right into them. But, what if you wanted to get even more out of your own smartphone?
In this one-day intensive introductory course, you will learn how to make the most of your mobile phone’s video capabilities.
Through hands-on practice exercises and instructor demonstrations you will learn about a broad range of accessories, apps and techniques that you can use to make your video pop off whatever screen it’s destined for.
Whether you want to make a feature film, a YouTube tutorial, or an amazing looking vacation video that your friends will envy, this course will help you get up and running.
Courtney G. Jones is a 30 year veteran of the film & television industry who has been an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking brings to creators for several years. Not only does Courtney serve as Head of Development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, but he has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series… some of which have been shot on mobile. Mr. Jones brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom.
Courtney’s main goal with teaching mobile content creation is to show that anyone can make something amazing with the technology that is in their pocket.
When Courtney is not writing, producing, filming, editing or teaching, he’s typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity! You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!
Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!
We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!
We’re excited to offer Open Mic for poets of all experience levels to read their work to an appreciative audience.
Susan Landgraf is the author of "What We Bury Changes the Ground" and editor of "The Inspired Poet." She has published more than 400 poems, essays, and articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Margie, Nimrod, Bellingham Review, and The Laurel Review. She was the Poet Laureate of Auburn and taught at Highline College for 27 years and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She is working on a memoir, a novel, and another poetry collection.
Michele Bombardier is Bainbridge Island’s first poet laureate. She is author of "What We Do," a Washington Book Award finalist; has published more than a hundred poems and reviews; holds an MFA in poetry; and is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, offering retreats and workshops.
This free event is sponsored by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, the city of Bainbridge Island, Bloedel Reserve, and BARN. Join us every third Thursday for featured and open mic readings.
This event will be in BARN's Great Room on the main level.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
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BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
Nurture creativity by learning to see the world through a unique lens.
Nurture creativity by learning to see the world through a unique lens. This class encourages students to explore their surroundings, discover, and see the world around them in an imaginative way. Through the use of photography, students will document subjects in a manner that's original, opening a wider artistic view of the world.
No need for prior photography knowledge or a professional camera. Even a cell phone camera will do! This class is about creativity, discovery, and most of all having fun!
Students will learn how to look at light, color, patterns, and composition, to create compelling photographs that are unique to their vision. Students will select their favorite image to be printed and mounted onto mat board at the completion of the class.
Alisa Steck is a fine art photographer whose focus is on the beautiful waterfalls and waterways of Washington State; as well as vineyards and small farms of Kitsap County. Alisa also enjoys life as a guest teacher for the Bainbridge Island School District, with experience working with kids K-12. Alisa worked with Arts & Humanities Bainbridge to help lead the efforts of creating a Certified Creative District for Bainbridge Island, enabling Winslow to become a creative destination. Her BFA was earned from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, including a year long stint studying the masters in Rome. alisafoto.com
Create a personalized ringtone for your mobile phone using a digital audio music workstation on your computer/laptop.
You will download a free digital audio workstation (DAW) - music production software - to your laptop and be introduced to its main functions and instrument library. You will learn how to enter notes, beats, and effects and create multiple musical tracks. Using the DAW, you will then design and create an original piece for use as a ringtone and export the audio file to your cell phone!
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
Dave Bristow was born in London and worked as a keyboard player, recording and touring internationally with a variety of artists including Polyphony, June Tabor, and 2nd Vision. Active in synthesizer development, he played a central role voicing the well-known Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and is internationally recognized as one of the important contributors to the development and voicing of FM synthesis. He spent three years at IRCAM in Paris, an institute dedicated to the study of music and sound. He moved to the US in the 1990s to work for Emu Systems Inc. on sampling and filter-based synthesizers and worked with Yamaha developing ringtones and system alert sounds.