Video Production Camp
In the regular sessions of Video Production Camp, campers produce, direct, light, shoot and edit like the experts as they make their own movies. Students will learn to utilize titles, graphics, music, voice-over and live-action video while developing leadership, communication, project management, creative design and technical skills. Students work in a lab equipped with all the video cameras, production lighting and PC-based editing systems so that they may learn-by-doing as they shoot and edit their own movies. A professional staff of instructors with over twenty years in film, television and video production guides students through a fun and exciting educational experience. Dynamic instructors, a full program of elective activities and the latest production technology provide a nurturing environment with a challenging edge.
Campers produce their first video on the first full-day and learn some of the basics of shooting quality footage. The second day presents a plunge into editing as campers produce a “Story of a Mundane Task”; turning an everyday event into a premier short film. Throughout the week, the complexity of the projects grows along with the student’s skills and knowledge, developed through a fast-paced mix of instruction and exercises. Students analyze each others’ work and compare it with popular film and television as they are inspired by their own improved skills.
The week ends with a screening of the students’ movies for an audience of fellow-campers, family and friends. Each student takes home a DVD of their work and a Teen Filmmaker’s Handbook, containing additional tips, tricks and instruction to help them continue to develop their video production skills.
An advanced 7-day program is also available.