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Society of Young Inklings

Filmmaking as Dialogue

with Isidore Bethel


Dates: Monday-Thursday 8/5/24-8/8/24
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

In this class, we'll use the camera to facilitate and enrich our interactions with others – friends, family, animals, plants, and the world around us. Writing texts with a partner, recording and sharing short videos, and interpreting their meanings aloud will be starting points for developing individual and collaborative approaches to filmmaking. Over the course of our time together, you will brainstorm, workshop, edit, and present a short film – either in pairs or alone. Discussing and writing about other artists and their work will complement our own filmmaking journeys.


Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings are both nonprofit organizations, and part of our collaborative mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers' voices and stories.

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Instructor Bio:

Isidore Bethel is an educator and filmmaker whose work focuses on situations where storytelling helps people make sense of overwhelming experiences. He has directed two features, Liam (Paris LGBTQ+ FF) and Acts of Love (Hot Docs). His editing and producing credits include What We Leave Behind (SXSW), Of Men and War (Cannes), Hummingbirds (Berlinale), and “Some Kind of Intimacy” (Sundance London). Those films and others in his filmography have received over 40 prizes, screening on Netflix, POV, the New York Times’ Op-Docs, and the Criterion Channel. He has been a guest artist at UT Austin, Oxford, and Yale. A Harvard, SAIC, and École Normale Supérieure alumnus, he teaches regularly in workshops and at universities, including La Fémis and Parsons Paris.


Cancellation Policy:

Camp transfers or full refunds will be given for cancellations requested one week or more before the camp start date. For cancellation requests received less than one week before the camp start date, you may choose to transfer to another camp or receive a refund minus registration fees of up to $20.

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a full refund or other learning experience in exchange. 

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  • Aug 5 - 8th, 2024
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

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