Project/Competition

You and your peers will be divided into groups, with each of you responsible for a different role in creating your budding blockbuster. In creating each short film, you’ll learn the techniques and methods of your chosen course and working with your group to take it from storyboard to studio to screen.

Participate in lectures from celebrity writers, directors and actors. Enjoy visits to the Screen Actors Guild, Red Carpet movie premieres, tv tapings and Studio Tours. You’ll also gain access to permanent shooting sets – normally reserved for the professionals – including the backlot of  Warner Brothers Studio, plus film and television sound stages, as well as advanced editing technology like Avid and Final Cut Pro Suites. When it’s time for the big premiere, you’ll showcase your final project in a high-definition theater!

Filmmaking


Whether you want to make compelling documentaries or blockbuster feature films, you need to understand the basics before anyone yells, “Action!” This high-altitude introduction lets students actually make a film while learning every aspect: direction, cinematography, editing — even special effects and soundtracks. Learn the details of screenwriting from initial story idea to final draft. Experience how directing, paired with cinematography and smart lighting, bring a script to life. Ground yourself in the important technical essentials, from the best equipment to the right way to select film stock or digital video gear. You’ll also get a VIP private tour at the Warner Brothers Studio back lot to see a Hollywood production in action, and then eat in the private WB restaurant. Who knows, you might be on your way to becoming the next Spielberg!

“My summer with Project Endeavor was such a surreal experience. The bonds I’ve  formed with my friends on the trip will always follow me. LA became a second home and I would NOT trade this summer for anything.”

Jake K. / New Jersey