The Process of Making Movie Magic - On-Going Workshop for 09-12 Yr Olds

A kid-friendly discussion regarding the fast-changing world revolving around Film & Television. We talk all things movies, plus the lights, camera, and action. including VFX, editing, music, photoshop, timelapse, stopmotion, & 3D CGI.
Eli Jarra
107 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Sat May 28

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:55pm
Only one spot remaining

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
1am - 1:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
2 learners enrolled

Next on Sun Jun 5

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:55pm
1 learner enrolled

Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
12am - 12:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Wed Jun 15

Meets Once per week
4am - 4:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience


• Inspire and encourage students to create their own productions;
• Promote non-vanity style of filmmaking;
• A better understanding of how cameras work;
• Expansion of their knowledge of Production and Post-Production;
• Visual Effects de-mystified;
• The ability to apply some of this newly learned information to their own creations!
• Their questions answered by an industry veteran of 25 years
Students will be asked to take some pictures demonstrating some of the techniques learned in class using a digital camera.  If the student so chooses, they can upload a few of their favorites for me to review.
Anaglyph 3D glasses (red & blue) on Amazon $10

Access to a camera.  Any digital camera will do, even a cell phone camera will be fine.  Students will be asked to take some pictures using some of the techniques discussed in class.  Students can upload one or two of their favorites for me to review.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Eli Jarra
Lives in the United States
Visual effects artist / supervisor, cinematographer, camera technologist and huge science nerd
107 total reviews
152 completed classes

About Me


Meet Eli Jarra, Senior Artist and VFX Supervisor in Los Angeles.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Eli graduated from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts with a degree in Broadcasting. Over the span of his 25 year career, Eli has... 
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