Summer Filmmaking Workshop & Exhibition - Video Production Filmmaking


Denfeld High School Mon, Jul 22 12:30 PM


Dates/Times: July 22 - 26 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Location(s): Denfeld High School, Zeitgeist Media Lab, Zinema

Available To: All ISD 709 grade 9-12 students*. Enrollment up to 14 participants. 


This workshop focuses on preproduction and production for a short film. Students will work as a team to learn how to tell a story with essential film equipment, including camera, audio, and lighting. Students will fill production roles, set up a plan, and turn the plan into action. Students can expect a lot of hands-on experience and the opportunity to use their creativity! The workshop will be held at Denfeld Monday through Thursday, and at Zeitgeist on Friday to work on editing the footage in our MN Media Arts lab using industry standard programs. The student projects will be presented at a student film showing at the Zinema movie theater at the Zeitgeist Arts Building. Family and Friends invited! *This workshop is designed in partnership with Anne Parish’s Summer DASH program to reach students attending Summer School at Denfeld and to be particularly accessible for students who are looking for Attendance Recovery Credits.


Instructor: Matt Dressel

Accessibility Accommodations:

  • Transportation: Both Denfeld and Zeitgeist are located on major DTA routes. DTA bus passes provided upon request.

  • Registration: Registration is available at as well as through the DASH program website for 709 students to register for free. Or students/parents can call or email our registration coordinator for assistance.

  • Meals: Hot lunch included with registration provided by Denfeld.