June 26-June 30, 2017 | 9 am to 3 pm « Back

Lights. Camera. Action!

Take your knowledge and appreciation of film to the next level by learning how to analyze someone else’s production and produce your own. After sharpening our critical thinking skills by viewing and discussing a variety of films and film clips, students will go through the steps to create their own. We will brainstorm, storyboard and move towards filming and editing our final products, culminating in a student-produced film festival.



  • $325 by the “Early Bird” deadline of April 19, 2017
  • $375 after April 19, 2017

Ages: Students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the fall of 2017

Lunch is included!

Instructor: José Vargas

Jose Vargas

Jose Vargas

Mr. José Vargas is a frequent contributor to SHC’s Summer Institute, having offered courses in Chess & Gaming, Public Speaking and Film Appreciation. Mr. Vargas majored in Philosophy and Latin American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. During the school year he teaches English, philosophy and film at Woodside International School. Mr. Vargas is also a Senior Seminar instructor to SHC’s De Paul Scholars.


Instructor: Mr. Tim Mahoney

Mahoney, Tim

Tim Mahoney

Mr. Tim Mahoney is the Technical Theater Director at SHC. He has worked for over 13 years in the theater and has worked in both professional theater and community theater all over the Bay Area. He has over 30 years experience in both the computer design and construction industries. He is focused on teaching students all aspects of building, from soldering electronics to major construction and engineering.