Youth Video Production Club: 90-Second Newbery!


Event Information

100 Larkin St. San Francisco CA 94102
Mix: Video - 2nd Fl
Miércoles, Enero 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

***Please note - club meets at Main Library, Children's Creative Center Meeting Room, 2nd floor***

This is a weekly club that will meet every Wednesday from 4 pm - 6 pm starting October 17th and concluding January 9th.  No experience necessary. Young people ages 9 to 14 are encouraged to sign up with friends.  

Space is limited.

Sign up at  

In this hands-on, 10 session filmmaking workshop, kids ages 9 - 14 will work in a small group to learn the basics of writing, directing, acting in and editing a short film that tells the entire story of a Newbery-award winning book -- in about a minute and a half!  Kids will work together under the guidance of an experienced video instructor.

Participants create a team name for their own movie studio, pitch their ideas, write a script, produce a storyboard, act, direct and operate a camera.

Filming and post-production take place in the studios of The Mix at SFPL.  Participants will assist with adding special effects and a custom soundtrack.

The finished short film will be entered in the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, and participants will attend a red carpet film premiere with invited guests.

Contact Jim Jeske at or stop by the Main Library Children's Center or The Mix (Teen Center) with questions or for assistance registering.

After-school snacks provided. Registration is limited, participants will choose a book as the basis for their film after they sign up.

Instruction provided in partnership with The Mix at SFPL, a Teen Digital Media Lab, and The Digital & Visual Arts Program of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.