Education Blog

Community Partners Week: A Finale to Summer @ the Lab!

During the week of August 13, local community organizations brought 4th and 5th grade students to the JBFC Media Arts Lab for an exciting day of animation and filmmaking.

Groups from WestHab, Ossining Children's Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester | more »


High School Animation Summer @ the Lab

Campers in 9th and 10th grade Animation Lab Camp had the fantastic opportunity to work with Emily Ann Hoffman, a Sundance Ignite Fellow and Creative Culture alum. Emily Ann taught this one-week camp focusing on a variety of traditional animation techniques, resulting in multiple | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

This summer’s Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute was an inspiring three days of learning, sharing, and media exploration. 24 teachers gained the training and resources they need to bring viewing and creating media into their classrooms.

The days were divided between | more »


Tour the Media Arts Lab!

Join us Saturday, August 4 for tours of the JBFC Media Arts Lab!

If you love to see movies at the Theater this is a perfect opportunity to see the creating side of the JBFC!

Explore a variety of spaces in the building, including the soundstage, animation studio, and recording | more »


Filmmaking and Beyond: Summer @ the Lab

Think “film camp” and images of cameras, microphones, and editing software probably pop into your head. All of these are very present at Summer @ the Lab, but this is just the jumping off point for many of the camps. Week three of Lab Camp was a prime example of this as campers | more »


Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Summer @ the Lab

One of the highlights of the second week of Summer @ the Lab was the one-week campLights, Camera, Action.

This camp was led by Aaron Mace, JBFC Senior Faculty Member and Manager of Program and Curriculum Development. Aaron guided the 3rd and 4th graders through every corner of the | more »


Summer @ the Lab

Summer @ the Lab is off to a great start! This year we have introduced a new format: weeklong camps, each one offering a different theme. Week one kicked off the summer with campers exploring a range of media and creating many exciting projects. Campers arrived with full | more »


Cinemania Student Critic Review - Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »


Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute

Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join us for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute. This three-day/18 hour, summer professional development program prepares teachers to lead instruction for the first three projects of the Image, Sound, and Story curriculum: "Image," | more »


Register Now for Summer @ the Lab 2018!

Summer is right around the corner and at the Jacob Burns Film Center that means it’s almost time for Summer @ the Lab! There are two ways to participate in Summer @ the Lab:

Lab Camp (for campers entering grades 3-10)

Summer Co-op (for campers entering grades 9-12).

Lab Camp

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