Lights! Camera! Action! – A 6 week course in live action movie making!

Students will work together to script, storyboard, act in, direct and edit a movie of their own design!
Youth ages 5-11 / 3:30-5pm / October 6, 13, 20,  27, November 3, 10
$135 Tuition – If you’d like to sponsor a student or if your student needs sponsorship, please contact us at
Led by Lisa Smith


What are we doing?

Do you love to dress in costume and act? Ever dreamed of being a Movie Director? Here’s your chance to try it out! Students will work together to script, storyboard, act in, direct and edit a movie of their own design! We will celebrate at the end of the last class with a screening for family and friends. Students will also get a DVD copy of the movie to take home.

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About the Instructor:

Lisa Smith earned her MA in Film Production from the Ohio University School of Film, where she first taught Film History and Film Production.  Her production experience includes documentary, educational, television advertising and experimental/artistic film and video.  Her work has been screened at  the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Walker Art Center’s Independent Filmmaker Series and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, as well as on PBS as part of “The Independents” series.  Her production credits include awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Athens International Film & Video Festival.

Lisa has been teaching for the past 17 years, including stop motion animation, film history, and video production, as well as home educating her four sons.  She teaches math & English in the home school community, and conducted a children’s orchestra in the Florida Keys for seven years. Other Asheville area teaching experience includes Carolina Day School, Claxton & Ira Jones Elementaries, UNCA’s Super Saturday, True Ink and her own World Peas Summer Camps.  In 2012, she received the Teacher Innovator Award from PBS and the Henry Ford Museum for teaching stop motion animation.  She currently resides in Asheville, NC.