• Odyssey Program <odyssey@csuohio.edu>
    Tue 1/19/2021 12:27 PM
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    Good Afternoon,


    My name is Benton Reynolds and I am an employee of The Odyssey Program, an after-school and summer program made for high school students who have an interest in the art of filmmaking, hosted by Cleveland State University School of Film and Media Arts.


    Because of the ongoing pandemic, we created a fully remote, all online program for high school students to learn, discuss, and create their own films from home. Throughout the process of making their short films they were guided by expert instruction over Zoom from a Cleveland State University School of Film and Media Arts faculty member, as well as guidance from two current School of Film and Media Arts students.


    We are spreading the word on our upcoming online after school program beginning this March. If you know of anyone who might be interested in a program like this we ask that you share information about this program:


    Odyssey Online After School: Film Fundamentals

    March 9-April 27, 2021

    Weekly Online Sessions -- Tuesdays, 4:00-7:00pm

    Fee: $600

    Presented by the Cleveland State University School of Film & Media Arts, this eight-week interactive online course for students aged 13-18 teaches skills in:

    • Film Analysis
    • Story Development
    • Screenwriting
    • Production
    • Postproduction

    Over the course of eight weeks, students learn the fundamentals of film production through lectures and interactive activities conducted on Zoom by an expert instructor from the School of Film & Media Arts. While working on fun assignments designed to spark creativity, students will also hear from an array of industry professionals who will provide pointers and advice about careers in film. Students also learn the fundamentals of film analysis by viewing curated films each week and breaking down their elements during instructor-led discussions. Online camp counselors will also be available during dedicated office hours to the guide the students through the creative process and an online discussion group allows students to connect with each other outside of class sessions.


    At the completion of the course, students will have created an original short film that will be screened at an online film festival, to be held on Tuesday, April 27.


    • Students should be prepared to dedicate 5 hours per week for this course.
    • Students are required to supply their own technology – camera, sound, and editing – for this class. 
    • Students can shoot with their own prosumer camera, DSLR or cell phone that can shoot high quality footage. 
    • Students must use a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability. 
    • This online course works best with a fast, reliable internet connection, and requires Chrome web browser.


    Here is a link to our official Website: 


    Our registration page: 


    Our Facebook page: 


    Attached as well is an image that contains all of the information on our upcoming remote after school session. Please share this with anyone who you think may be interested in an opportunity like this.


    If you have any questions, please reach out to our Odyssey Program Coordinator Valerie Temple at v.temple@csuohio.edu or 216-687-5087.


    Thank You,


    The Odyssey Program 

    Cleveland State University

    1375 Euclid Ave, 6th Floor 

    Cleveland, OH 44115