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International Internship Programs
Find yourself immersed in the beautiful worlds of Amman, Tunis, Sfax, or Seville. Exploring the culture of these locations.
Sfax: 6th - 28th June
Tunis: 6th - 28th June
nazareth: 2nd - 26th May
Seville: 17th - 31st July
Paris: 4th-17th July
Film is a collective experience as you know.
As an English Educator, your primary role will be teaching the students more English and enhancing or correcting what the children already know. We want to make sure that they are immersed in the English language during pre-production and production. Your job is to make sure they are learning while having fun, being active, and remaining engaged. Your job will be to ensure the children are engaged in the English language during script writing, speaking, and communicative expression throughout the filming process. Your job is to also improve the actor's pronunciation of the english words.
In your internship role as Director of Photography (DP/Cinematographer), you will work with the film director by establishing the visual look of the movie. As a DP, you will tell the story through the artistic and technical decisions you make regarding lighting, shot selection, camera operation and other elements. You will be in charge of the equipment, making sure everything is charged and ready to go for filming.
In your role as Film Director, your job will consist of working with kids and merging your vision with theirs to make the script you have helped write come to life. Your job is to craft the film's artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualize the script while working with the other members of the crew and actors to make the short film a success. You must also take on the role of Script Supervisor, and making sure that every movie has english subtitles that match the final version of the script.
In your role as Film Editor, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with the kids, the director, and the DP to make sure the short film you have helped write fits together in post production. Your job is to remove the unnecessary shots, and fit the pieces of film together to make a finished movie. Being a film editor requires carefully handling all the footage, diligently looking through dailies with the director, as well as remaining organized enough to meet deadlines.
Social media manager
To work closely with the behind the scenes photographer, and to truly capture all people’s honest experiences to share them with the world. You will be creating diverse content every day while you are working with the kids and the rest of the team. You will be posting on our Instagram, Facebook, twitter, and youtube. Whether it be daily vlogs, interviews, or just cool pictures, we want you to get the word out there during a very busy, intense, and fun month!
As an acting coach, your job is work very closely with the kids to turn them into the stars that they are. Work with them on breaking out of their shell, being silly, and most of all - being confident in who they are. Leading improv sessions, character development sessions, and ice breaker games are your main responsibility during pre-production. During production, your job consists of working with the actors during takes and making sure they are performing to the best of their abilities. Sometimes while the director is working with the rest of the acting crew, they might ask you to take one actor aside and just work on their pronunciation intensely in order to nail a line.
production sound mixer
The sound mixer is completely responsible for all aspects of production sound including boom operator and making sure all sound being recorded is clear and crisp, while the equipment is charged, organized, and well-kept. Anticipating and discussing sound-related problems with the rest of the crew, and preparing the sound equipment to be used on the set is part of the job. Your job is to also to communicate to the rest of the team if the actor's pronunciation of the words is muffled or their accent is unclear. Also, you will also be asked to work alongside the editor during post-production.
Behind the scenes photographer
The behind the scenes photographer is responsible for taking pictures and videos of the process, and then working closely with the social media manager to distribute and make use of that footage. In between editing footage of the filmmaking process and travel pictures, you will be helping out with anything extra on set, such as making sure the kids are comfortable around the camera.
As our songwriter, you will be working with kids and teaching them how to customize and create their own music. You will be encouraged to produce a wide variety of music which can range from a parody, or a musical, to original music, as long as the kids are learning how to express themselves through song. Languages are so easily picked up through a beat, and it is your job to make sure they are jamming while learning.
The gaffer is responsible for managing everything to do with lighting, lighting instruments, and electrical equipment under the direction of the Cinematographer. Making sure a scene is well-lit and setting up the mise-en-scene are the main responsibilities for a gaffer. You will also be in charge of Props, and location scouting with a local assistant.
With 2017 coming to an end, Lights, Camera, Learn, has taken on yet another project. This time, it’s in Sharjah!
In partnership with Emirates Red Crescent, Lights, Camera, Learn has organized a weeklong program immersing 33 girls (ages 10-14)who had fled war-torn Syria, in filmmaking activities that aim to both empower and educate them. The goal by the end of the week is to have had the girls write, create, and act out movies or music videos of their own making, having picked up the skillsets necessary to hone in their English speaking and writing skills along the way.
Upon their arrival, the girls played a quick game of Zig Zag Boing to warm them up for the rest of the day. The game - which focuses on the verbal and visual communication between its players -also helped break the ice between the kids and the Lights, Camera, Learn team members. We then had a round of introductions, followed by a dance off that ensured that everyone was both well acquainted and in high spirits!
Then, the real work began. In order to discern the girls’ linguistic abilities, we split them into four groups, and had them take part in different activities, rotating every 20 minutes between each station.
The activities - which ranged from identifying and acting out certain emotions; carry out various improve skits; playing the “Walk Like…” game; and learning/singing along to the lyrics of a song – helped us identify each girl’s strengths in order to later amplify them in the filmmaking process. The last activity of the day entailed a brainstorming session, during which each group came up with one idea for a short skit they were then to write a script for. The purpose behind this activity was to prepare them for the work of Day 2, which would mainly revolve around starting the creative process of writing the scripts of the movies they wanted to film for the rest of the week.
We started off the second day with a quick round of Zig Zag Boing. Now that they were a little more familiar with the technicalities and the over-all gist of the game, the girls gave it their all. It was the perfect warm up for what would later turn out to be quite an intensive day.
We started off the day’s activities by dividing the girls once again into four groups. Stations were set up with activities meant to kick-start the process of brainstorming what movies they wanted to create over the course of the week. Each group sat down with a team member, browsing through various movies and film ideas posted online.
The girls explored the different kinds of movies that have gained momentum and traction as of late, such as YouTube make up tutorials, short films, parodies, song covers, and the like. They then voiced out their opinions in a discussion session that followed, highlighting what they liked and what they didn't. Each group also spent some time learning the different movie genres they could choose from, after which each group sat down with its director, and they agreed on a single movie idea.
We then started scriptwriting.
After having spent two days brainstorming, planning, and writing, the girls were ready to bring their movies to life. Each group sat down with two LCL team members to help them rehearse and memorize their lines. This proved to be challenging at first. Given the fact that this week-long program served as the first time most of these girls had ever been exposed to English at this caliber and to this degree, the girls oftentimes struggled to pronounce and enunciate some of the vocabulary coherently. This process took up the entirety of the third day, but was perhaps the most educational in terms of grammatical and phonetic exposure to the English language. It was a productive – albeit lengthy – process to say the least.
We began filming two of the four movies on the fourth day. The other two groups – which were set to start filming on the fifth day - spent their time rehearsing their lines and scenes. They also worked on writing and coloring the numbers they were to submit to the online Girls Count campaign.
Each of the girls was also asked to sit down with an LCL team member in order to give feedback about the program – the challenges they faced, what they enjoyed, and any advice they had for any future LCL projects. The groups swapped roles the next day. By the end of the fifth day, production was officially over!
The red carpet event!
Our Red Carpet Event is a unique opportunity whereby our stars get to celebrate their short films, the result of their hard work, and share happy moments of a unique educational experience with their teachers, family, and friends.
At the event, children get to be treated as ‘Hollywood’ stars. They dress glamorously. They walk on the red carpet; they go on stage and receive achievement certificates and performing trophies. They also participate in Q/A sessions whereby parents and friends ask questions relevant to their participation in the short films.
The LCL RCE is a major celebration of an educational achievement