Find Classes
Log In

Afterschool - The Art of Film and Video ( and Make a Film Too )

In this online 8 week course students will learn the art of film and video from sound and lighting to planning and graphics. Each student can choose to make a short film. Safety online will be covered.
Peter Simmons
6 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
45 minutes per class

Available Times


Available Times

There are no open spots for this class, but you can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.


Class Experience

Here are the primary goals for the class:
Help students discover their own skills and talents.
Learn the fundamentals of film and video arts. 
Help students discover their unique voice as an artist. 
Help students learn how to be safe on the internet. 
Have fun being a creative person. 
Each student will learn what makes a film/video great and will learn how to use those
skills in their own projects. 
Each student will plan and make their own short film project. ( If they want to.) 

I went to film school and got a degree in Film and TV. I then went on to win international awards and loved what I was doing.  Every step of the way I was an innovator. I love film and video and think these media have an opportunity to transform lives and create a better world. I look forward to working with your child! The reason I want to do that is because the film-makers and artists will create a better world, they are the voice and eyes of the people. The journalists, media artists and the dreamers who will help create peace, justice and love in the world. My goal is to help students discover their own talents and abilities while have fun and learning all about film and video.
Students will be asked each week to do a creative assignment based on the topics discussed. This will not be time consuming assignments, but rather fun explorations of the ideas to be discussed at the next class. 
All handouts and materials will be provided by the teacher. Each student will be required to bring their creativity and ambition.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We will not have grades but just feedback. I will let you know what skills you are expressing and how you might move forward to expand on those skills. Everyone in the class will be honored for who they are.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Peter Simmons
Lives in the United States
Award winning teacher: film-maker, artist & musician
6 total reviews
6 completed classes

About Me

I got my start teaching a lab course at the center for visual studies at Harvard University. From there I worked at Tufts University producing videos for the Child Study Department.

With a keen interested in education and media, I then went of to... 
Get The App
Download the Outschool iOS app on the App Store
©2023 Outschool, Inc.