Eastside Academic Studies


Announcement: Eastside Drama/Film/Media Club Friday, Oct 2

You can now register for the Drama/Film/Media club--only $10 for the year, which contributes to thank-you gifts for our guests. 

Teacher: Margaret Shuman
Date/Time: Friday - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room: Online
Department: Art and Music
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

When you register, you will receive specific emails about logging in to Friday nights and all other activities. Dates and times are arranged so that you can join Eastside's Play Reading Zoom Sessions, too!

Here is the schedule and list of topics and guests as of now:

Drama/Film/Media Club Fall 2020

7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom

For grade 9-12 students taking classes at Eastside Academic Studies.

Sept 25: Reading the play "Our Town" with Margaret Shuman to prep for film scenes; Amor Owens drops in one night. Amor: 
www.amorowens.com imdb.me/amorowens

Oct 2: "Work with an Actor"--Amor Owens compares acting for stage and acting for film, using Our Town scenes. 

Oct 16: "Meet an Actor"--
Robert Solomon shares his training, auditions and experiences as an actor. Also discusses practicalities and realities of the film industry. www.imdb.me/robertsolomon

Oct 23: "Media as a Major”—
 Katy Felker discusses her Creative Technologies degree and how someone can combine a love for communication and technology to find a flexible and useful college major.

Oct 30: “Writing for Film”—Casey Millette discusses her venture from writing YA fiction to writing for film.

Nov 6: 
"From Script to Screen" -- Watch a few of Robert Solomon’s personal favorite film scenes side-by-side the screenplay to see how dialogue and action translate into the final performance. Workshop a short scene with students to demonstrate how choices influence the final performance. www.imdb.me/robertsolomon

Nov 13: Possibly “Animation, graphics, set design” Caleb Diaddigo, TBA!

Nov 20*: Winter plan! Students plan a project for film or stage to work on over the holidays and present in January to a found audience. Also, we might have a version of a talent show in December, online.

*I (Mrs. Shuman) have thought it might be fun for students in Jan-Feb to put together some scenes that they could do on-call at people's homes or other places, socially distant as needed. This could be after-dinner entertainment, a neighborhood gathering, etc. They could create live theatre or a film that honors someone for their birthday, anniversary, etc. If families want to book our club members, that would be fun and good for the community . . . .  Here is the article that gave me some inspiration:




For more information, contact Mrs. Shuman at shumanhw@gmail.com.

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