Summer Youth: Make A Movie Trailer (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 10, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 13, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Great Room, Class Code ME071023CJ2
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  • $280 + $20 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $20 Materials Fee


Learn how to make a movie trailer.

About this Class

If you love movies, you probably love the thing that gets you excited to go to the theater ... movie trailers.

We will examine what makes a great movie trailer for all sorts of genres (comedy, drama, action, horror, etc.), and then we'll will make a trailer! All you need is a love of movies (and trailers), a good idea, and a smartphone to shoot with. We’ll put it all together to make the best 2.5-minute trailer we can.


  • For students ages 12-18.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 3.
  • 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 that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth for an optional, supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.

  • A materials fee of $20 is included in the price of the class and covers materials needed. See below for what students should bring.


Students will make a trailer of two or fewer minutes on a theme of their own or chosen by the class.


Students need a cellphone or tablet (like an iPhone, iPad or Android device), and/or a laptop.

Class Policies


Courtney G. Jones is a 30-year veteran of the film and television industry who has long been an advocate of the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking offers. He serves as head of development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions. He has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series - some of which have been 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 that's in their pocket. When he's not writing, producing, filming, editing, or teaching, he’s typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying new recipes.

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