Film School at the Oakland Center for the Arts

Learn video production and many other videographer technniques

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Kids who are nterested in storytelling, videography, and production? Youngstown has it for you.

Oakland Center for the Arts introduces a new educational program for young, aspiring filmmakers.

In cooperation with DP Visual Media, Kwai Daniels will guide participants through classes and exercises designed to teach core film making skills.

After learning professional production techniques, participants will explore and demonstrate these skill together by producing their own short film.



  • Screenwriting
  • Pre-Production
  • Lighting
  • Audio Production
  • Cinemaography
  • Special Effects
  • Editing & Delivery

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The Art of Storytelling

Screenwriting and acting help develop crucial language and communication skills that build confidence and promote creative expression.

Film Production is a team effort. Working together, participants will learn the importance of cooperation and strong leadership skills.

Film is the ultimate storytelling medium. Most of the inflammation we receive today is delivered by video, watching and creating films can ignite a passion for reading and writing.

 We are finalizing this program.  Dates will follow soon.

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 Editing, Effects, & Post-Production

Learn post production techniques and gain hands-on experience with professional video editing software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Da Vinci Resolve!

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Learn the art of Storytelling with film.

Nurture Artists

Many successful actors, directors, writers, and choreographers have launched their careers from the Oakland, and also in
other humble, small town playhouses.

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