Plotline is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) film and media school. Our mission is to educate and empower aspiring film and media creators in Southwest Missouri through weekly classes, camps, community events and scholarships. Simply put, we teach people how to make movies! Our target demographic is youth, ages 10-17, adults and families.
Unlike a university, there are no prerequisites required to enroll. Classes range from the absolute beginner to experienced and advanced students.
Historically filmmaking has been limited to a select few who were granted access to film cameras, development, and other high equipment costs by studios who had a rigid commercial agenda. As a result, that knowledge and privilege was reserved for an elite minority. With the advent of digital recording, continual improvements as well as diminishing costs; the opportunity for the general public to become involved in filmmaking is here. The number one obstacle is education.
Plotline is a school devoted to nurturing, encouraging, teaching creative and critical thinking, time and resource management, constructive communication and achieving shared goals as a team. Coincidentally, all of those skills are highly valued and applicable to most other professions too.
Unlike a university, there are no prerequisites required to enroll. Classes range from the absolute beginner to experienced and advanced students. Lessons are taught by professional film and media makers. Scholarships are available.
For more information on our classes, camps or if you’d like to help, please contact us!