Homeschooler Film Workshop

A 2-week Intro to Film-Making for home-schoolers and un-schoolers who want to learn / help / work / participate in making a short film!

This Event will be taking place at a gorgeous retreat in Ojai, California (90 miles N.E. of Los Angeles International Airport) from Friday April 12th through Friday April 26th

Glean an overview of the basics of….

film production


story development





special effects

video editing

green screen


film music production


Programs you will have access to learning and working in if you chooose….


Maya (animation, special effects)

ZBrush (animation, special effects)

Logic Pro (pro sound and music recording and editing)

Final Cut (industry standard professional film editing)

Photoshop (graphics)

iMovie (basic film editing)

GarageBand (basic music production, editing)

We also have optional classes in…

Flash video game development

Website Development


Fine Art

Graphic Design

Public Relations

Business Entrepreneurship



Basics of piano / keyboard: Improvisation, reading notation, ear training, and chord theory


If you are creatively inclined this exciting and experimental workshop will allow you full expression of your gifts!

Vegetarian meals (vegan and raw vegan options) provided three times a day plus snacks will be available. Occasional trips to town will allow for the opportunity to purchase your own food occasionally if you wish.

We will be combining our film-making with awesome nature hiking and sailing.

The first few days will be dedicated to making short films and music videos in small groups.

We will then spend the rest of the time working on a single film as a team in which all students will have creative input and specific roles.

Everyone will have the chance to participate in all the aspects of film-making that they are interested in and then choose one or more aspects (such as directing, camera, lighting, etc..) to focus on for the bulk of the production time.

Your name will be in the credits in the film you help to make during this workshop!

We will be bringing in surprise film-industry guest speakers and teachers.

Cameras and all equipment are provided for the workshop.

About Us

Staff are documentary film-makers, publishers, raw vegan educators and internet entrepreneurs Jinjee and Storm Talifero.

Storm was hired by BET as one-man crew to film and direct the above pictured episode of Access Granted featuring Tyler Perry, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe, and Blair Underwood interviewed by Shang.

Storm has also worked as director and videographer for Gerry Spense’s Trial Layer’s College producing professional educational videos for lawyers and as an animator for Ventura Country Department of Education.

He has produced several internet videos and commercials, as well as the documentary film “Breakthrough” a film about our raw vegan family currently sold on DVD.

Storm (Gerald) Talifero is also an acclaimed children’s book illustrator, fine artist and wood-worker.

Jinjee Talifero is a former piano teacher and professional musician who is now a raw vegan educator and writer of health and happiness eBooks and online menu plan Programs.

This is our first Homeschooler Retreat. We have been leading Raw Food Retreats for the last 10 years. Before that, Storm was the Executive Director of The Rainy Mountain School in Ojai where he led mountain climbing and sailing rites-of-passage adventures for young people.


Please call to ensure availability before booking. Spaces are limited to 20 students

Cost: $1,997 per person (all-inclusive)

Registration Deadline: Feb 1st, 2013

Registration Link:

Please contact me if interested and/or with questions at….

Jinjee Talifero
contact me here


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