Film Camp

We held our annual Teen Film Camp in 2016 from June 27th through July 1st. It’s a learning experience for teens who are seriously interested in filmmaking. Teens spent five days writing, filming and editing short films in groups of 6-7 students, each with an adult instructor. On Friday evening the students and their families watched the completed films. To learn more about the 2016 Film Camp, click HERE

In 2016 we also held our first film camp for adults of any age, called the Five Day Film School. No previous filmmaking experience was necessary. It was held for five full days, May 2-6. Professional instructors supported by volunteers taught the fundamentals of filmmaking to four adults, using equipment provided by the Film Society. To learn more about the Five Day Film School, click HERE

Teen Film Camp Description:

  • Estimated Attendance:           20-25 Students
  • Tuition:                                    $225.00 per student
  • Students are divided into four groups. Each group writes, shoots and edits its own short film. The films are shown to students and families Friday evening.
  • Students are middle school/high school students, minimum age 12. Each group is led by an adult or college student with professional filmmaking skills.
  • Cameras and editing equipment are provided by the Film Society.

Schedule
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday Evening 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Course content:
There are four major areas of focus:

  • Writing:           The principles for developing stories for film and for screenwriting
  • Directing:        Identifying and developing shots and scenes, including using story boards
  • Filming:           Blocking, filming motion, following the action and recording sound
  • Editing:           The mechanics and the art of editing shots and scenes

Curriculum:
The following estimates are expected to vary from group to group

  • Monday:          Team building exercises, developing film ideas, screenwriting, videography skills and practice
  • Tuesday:          Screenwriting, directing, blocking, shot lists, filming practice.
  • Wednesday & Thursday:  Filming scenes for finished video, initial editing
  • Friday:             Editing finished video, additional filmmaking exercises.

 

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