Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop Begins 6/12

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement is pleased to announce their popular Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop will kick off its summer session on Monday, June 12, 2017. Previously known as The Granada Theatre Video Workshop, the new Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop will feature all new hands-on filming and editing opportunities, plus an exciting guest speaker lineup of top industry professionals.

"This new Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop provides students the incredible opportunity to meet and learn from many respected film and video industry professionals to further their knowledge of the film industry and identify specific career interests," shared workshop instructor Jennie Reinish of Tidepool Pictures and Riviera Productions. "We are also excited to partner with some incredible guest speakers from the Santa Barbara filmmaking community, who are prominent industry professionals, including animators, composers, producers, and directors!"

Reinish, an accomplished and award-winning filmmaker, will teach students to film, edit, and create during the twice-weekly classes. Aspiring young filmmakers can look forward to learning essential camera and video editing skills including technical filming, storytelling, interview techniques, teamwork and so much more. To further enhance the students' filming experiences and familiarity with professional videographer equipment, the workshop recently added a brand new Canon XF100 camera for use during each class.

Students will embark on exciting projects such as commercials, stop-motion animation, and mini-documentaries, plus be given the special opportunity to film at various Santa Barbara non-profit organizations. This summer, the workshop is proud to announce that in addition to going behind the scenes at The Granada Theatre, students will also be given the chance to explore and film various exhibits and programs inside the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Students can also earn up to 40 hours of community service by participating in the workshop. By taking field trips to local nonprofits and creating video projects for each organization's promotional and instructional use, students earn community service as a result of the contribution they make to the nonprofit community in our region.

Returning and/or experienced students may qualify for the advanced tier, an opportunity to create original projects using Adobe Premiere software and working closely with The Granada Theatre staff to craft videos that support advertising efforts for the theater's programs.

Classes are open to students 13 - 18 years old and held at the Santa Barbara County Education Office (4400 Cathedral Oaks Road) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. For more information and workshop enrollment registration, please contact Jennie Reinish at

About the Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop

The Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop is a program of the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement. The program provides students, ages 13 through senior year in high school, the opportunity to meet and learn from many respected film and video industry professionals, while gaining valuable hands-on experience with both filming and editing. Students will learn essential camera and video editing skills including technical filming, storytelling, interview techniques, teamwork, and more. The Granada Theatre Multimedia Workshop offers hands-on 10 and 12 week sessions 4 times each year. Students can also earn community service hours, by creating video projects for local non-profit organizations.

About The Granada Theatre

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA), a privately-funded 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983, is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners (Lobero Theatre and the New Vic Theatre) as well as its eight resident companies (CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, Theater League and UCSB Arts & Lectures).

The SBCPA's most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre. Purchased by the SBCPA in 2003, restored and reopened in 2008, The Granada Theatre has state-of-the-art electrical, sound, lighting and fly systems, large and up-to-date dressing rooms, as well as contemporary audience amenities. By providing a world-class venue with skilled house management staff, production staff, marketing and ticketing services staff, the SBCPA is making it possible for many of Santa Barbara's finest performing arts organizations to present their programs with the highest level of contemporary production support and audience comfort. For more information please visit

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