Granada Theatre Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Future Filmmakers!

Now Enrolling for The Granada Theatre’s Summer Video Workshop

Santa Barbara, CA. June 2014 – As Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet for the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival this January and February, the city’s emphasis will be on cinematography and acting excellence. For those future filmmakers interested in entering the movie-making world, The Granada Theatre Video Workshop offers an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience with filming and editing. This summer workshop is part of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts’ Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement. Over the course of eight weeks, students will create films for local nonprofits while learning camera, editing, and music creation skills.

Enroll by June 20 for this summer video workshop, which begins on June 23 and runs through August 20. This incredible film class will help students learn all about video production using a variety of cameras and techniques. Taught by local filmmaker Jennie Reinish, The Granada Theatre Video Workshop has produced award-winning filmmakers, and students will have the opportunity to enter films they’ve produced into student film contests. Projects will include commercial, stop motion animation, mini documentaries, and students will take field trips to nonprofits for filming purposes.
Classes will be held at the Santa Barbara County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. In addition to the filming knowledge provided by teacher Jennie Reinish, students will have the chance to meet and learn from industry professionals. Recent film projects have included work for The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara Zoo, The Maritime Museum, Art From Scrap, State Street Ballet, DAWG, and more.
Students who have taken the class before and/or have advanced skills will qualify for the Advanced Tier. This is a chance to mentor new students, create original projects, work closely with The Granada Theatre to craft videos that support their programs, and more. Advanced Tier students will earn additional community service hours for their participation.
Promising filmmakers won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity! Tuition is $120, and students will receive community service hours for class participation. The deadline to enroll is Friday, June 20, and the first class begins on Monday, June 23. For more information, and to sign up, please call Jennie Reinish at 805-452-7069, or email at

Built in 1924, The Granada Theatre has been an integral part of Santa Barbara’s arts and entertainment landscape for almost 90 years. The Granada Theatre has played host to some of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers, from Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Fred Astaire to Henry Fonda, Yo Yo Ma, Steve Martin and the Berlin Philharmonic, to name a few. Re-opened in 2008, under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada Theatre re-emerged as a state of the art home for many of Santa Barbara’s greatest artistic treasures and a place whose existence makes it possible for the highest levels of artistic expression to take place in Santa Barbara. It is an historical icon that speaks to the central role live performing arts play in defining the communal life of Santa Barbara and the Central Coast region. Under the direction of Chrisman Executive Director, Dr. Craig Springer, a skilled arts administrator with more than 30 years experience, The Granada Theatre annually hosts more than 100 performances and community events. For more information on The Granada Theatre, please visit

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