Take 1: Teen Filmmaking Lab

Before signing up for the 2023 course, check out our recap video!


Apply for The Take 1 High School Filmmaking Course

About Take 1:
Complete the form linked above to be considered for joining the Spring 2023 iteration of this group. Take 1 (previously known as the High School Filmmaking Course) is a community of excitable high schoolers who are interested in learning more about cinema and the filmmaking process, and/or are considering pursuing film in college/career. We will meet once a week on Monday evenings from 5:00pm to roughly 8:00pm weekly for 16 weeks, starting January 23rd. Students will be guided through the stages of filmmaking from idea creation to writing to production to editing, creating both one film together as a group and also their own original fiction or documentary films along the way. After the course's completion, students' films will be screened at a special showcase (date TBD in January 2023) at Milwaukee's historic Oriental Theatre!
This course is FREE.

This application will close on Thursday, January 12th, at 11:59pm and all applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, January 13th.


If you have questions about this application or the program, please email our instructors Ian Cessna (youthfilmian@mkefilm.org) or Marquise Mays (marquise@mkefilm.org) to find out more!

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