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Wild West Silent Film and Pic Adventure

film class

Wild West Silent Film and Pic Adventure

2 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
film class

Wild West Silent Film and Pic Adventure

film class

Wild West Silent Film and Pic Adventure

2 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After you arrive at Teddy Bear's Ranch and Ghost Town, I share a brief history of a nearby gold-mining town named "Belleville." This conversation helps me to get to know all my cast members a little bit better. Then, I cast you as a character in our 19th Century online series, "The BelleVillains." In your original episode, you and other guests act out a scene written specifically for you. You dress up in authentic clothing and props from my own Western collection to make you look more like the character you are about to portray. Immediately following your wardrobe change, you begin a photo and video shoot session lasting about 30 to 45 minutes. Video is shot and incorporated into a 30- to 120-second silent short film with a few surprises provided by end of day. As one of the stars of "The BelleVillians,” you and your family and friends are now an official part of Big Bear area history. You collect electronically your shareable images and video documenting your session. Your legacy is confirmed as a Big Bear area five-star storyteller having participated in "The BelleVillians." Your friends are officially jealous and your shareable memories golden.

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Your host

Learn more about Theodore

Theodore

As a past tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood and a professional photographer/filmmaker for 25 years, I developed this experience uniquely for people visiting Big Bear, California. My feature films are currently on Amazon Prime and have appeared at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Hidden Hills), on television (Expect Delays) and in theaters (Belleville). At my core, I'm a storyteller. My films and career are about telling stories in person or on video. Now, I'm inviting the public onto Teddy Bear's Ranch and Ghost Town where I've set up a small movie studio to educate and entertain all who are ready to be fully immersed in their own 19th Century Early-Americana Silent Film and Photo experience. This is the PERFECT family activity or solo event. Promise.

What's included

Equipment
I will provide complete costumes and props.

Guest photos

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Where you'll be

We will be filming on Teddy Bear's Ranch and Ghost Town in Big Bear City, California. This is an acre ranch (horse property but no horses) in the middle of a residential neighborhood that has been converted into a film and photo studio just for you.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. All guests must "want" to participate in the experience.

More tips

We can work around most issues you bring to the table. Some outfits have velcro options. Guests are encouraged to bring tight fitting, dark and/or light colored undergarments to help cheat the camera.
Theodore
Wild West Silent Film and Pic Adventure
2 reviews
From €52/person
2 reviews
From €52/person