While plenty of massive film schools in Hollywood can teach you how to show off with the latest film technology, there's only one nonprofit school that offers affordable classes (generally $100, or less) in the tactile art of Super 8 filmmaking and hand-processing; 16mm filmmaking and hand-processing, tinting and toning; film projection; and even found-footage assemblage — all in classes of no more than a dozen adult students. For more than a decade, Echo Park Film Center has not only been a homey hub for experimental cinema — its screening room could be mistaken for a living room where public events are hosted on the weekends — but also an educational resource where kids and teenagers can learn film history and technique in free, after-school sessions taught by working artists, film archivists and historians. 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park. (213) 484-8846, echoparkfilmcenter.org. —Jennifer Swann

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