George Lucas and Peter Simmons go way back. Mr. Lucas went to USC film school and Mr. Simmons went to San Francisco State. They both entered the National Film Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Simmons won an honorable mention for his film “ My House “ and Mr. Lucas won an honorable mention for his film “The Emperor”. Their paths crossed again in the 80's Mr. Simmons contacted Mr. Lucas and a plan was hatched to have Mr. Simmons work on an App with Lucas Films, but alas that did not happen. (Mr. Simmons was doing industrial shows at the time.) By coincidence Mr. Simmons hired one of the Darth Vader actors to do a live show for a film Mr. Simmons was doing.
The Hollywood path was something Mr. Simmons walked down before moving to the East Coast. He won numerous awards for his work. As a young man he visited the sets with his close family friend Peter Graves ( Mission Impossible, Airplane etc. ) who showed him the beauty of the film/TV arts. His dad's cousin, Eleanor Audley would entice him with her work on Disney projects. ( The voice of Maleficent and the wicked step mother in Cinderella etc. ) Later he would explore a project with Peter Falk ( Columbo ) and did a project with Tele Savalas ( Kojak ).
When Mr. Simmons and Mr. Lucas, were young they were both troubled about the war in Vietnam. Mr. Simmons made “ My House “ and Mr. Lucas expressed his upset with Richard Nixon in his character of Darth Vador.
Mr. Simmons taught film/video and photography and is now working on projects to help create a greener environment, save endangered species, end racial injustice and support LGBTQ initiatives. He is inspired by young people who want to create a better world. Join him live on these Zoom classes to learn the art of film and Star Wars and create your own film. His goal is to inspire you to help create a better world. Let's get going. Sign up below.
Explore the world of Star Wars and film. Make your own film. Mr. Simmons works with elementary school kids to explore film while having fun and making new friends.
Explore Star Wars and the Art of film. Mr Simmons will teach you about scripts, storyboards, editing graphics and sound. You will make a film, have fun and meet new friends. If you love creating on your phone you will love this class. If you don't love creating on your phone come on down and enjoy exploring ideas and your skills.
Perhaps you are thinking of becoming the next film director, actor or animator.. This class if for everyone who wants to explore the art of film. If you just enjoy film and photography and want to get better or if you want to create a career in the arts, this class is for you.
If you love film and video and want to learn the art of film this class is for you. We can modify the class to the needs of the group. Mr. Simmons sold and produced over ten million dollars in film projects from commercials to Olympic events. Let's learn together.
All classes will be ten weeks and meet once a week for fifty minutes. Classes will start in May and June, 2021. Please let us know your time slot requests. Each class is $179 for 10 weeks. ($17 per class)
Sign up below. Message us with the name of the student, contact information, day and time requests and which class you are signing up for. There is a full money back guarantee until the second meeting of the class. After the second class there will be no refunds. We can't wait to meet you!
All classes will be held on Zoom.
If you don't like Star Wars, that's OK. We will study the films you do love and make a film. Sign up
and we will explore your interests and learn the art of film.
Mr. Simmons has background checks on file at the Massachusetts Department of Education and at Outschool.com. He has taught at the Ashby, Ma. Elementary school, North Andover, Ma. High – School, Concord Academy, Harvard University. See his background and credentials here:
Enroll in the class of your choice. Let us know the name & age of the student, the class you are requesting and the best time slot. Welcome to the Art of Film with Peter Simmons live!