The school offers many opportunities to learn the art of filmmaking, including two trimester-long courses during the year and extracurriculars such as the annual film festival and the student-run film club.

Film Making I is an introductory course in the process of film making with Mini DV camcorders and basic editing software. Students learn fundemental technical skills such as: lighting, color balance, camera movements, camera angles, sound capture, hardware, and editing.

Film Making II expands on these basic concepts and takes them one step further by examining a variety of film and video sources, discussing their concepts and structures, and learning about scripts, storyboards, and pre-production. Students are required to participate in the annual Williston Film Festival. Mini DV cameras, computers/software, and all other equipment will be provided.

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19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027 | Phone: (413) 529-3000

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Founded in 1841, Williston is a student-centered, coeducational institution comprising a Middle School of day students and an Upper School of boarding and day students from 25 states and 27 countries.
Williston is a good fit for motivated students who want to be challenged by a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!
Williston classes are discussion based and collaborative, and we have developed outstanding programs that inspire students to excel. Our faculty members provide a model of critical thinking and enthusiastic engagement.

Williston offers the opportunity to pursue your passions and explore your independence in a community of adults there to guide you. Live and learn on a campus where leadership skills and lifelong friendships take root.

Williston offers an academic arts program complemented by parallel extracurricular arts activities—all taught by faculty members who are practicing musicians, actors, and visual artists.
Williston fields 67 interscholastic teams at the varsity, junior varsity, and beginner levels in 35 sports to give students a full range of opportunities to play. We also offer recreational options and fitness training.
Whether graduates of Williston Academy, Northampton School for Girls, or the Williston Northampton School, our alumni are an engaged and supportive part of the school’s family. No matter where they are in the world, our alumni believe in doing good well.
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