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Video Production Camp

Education Unlimited - Video Production Camp

High School Video Production Camp

In the High School sessions of Video Production Camp, campers produce, direct, light, shoot and edit like the experts as they complete exercises and projects culminating in making their own short movie. 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 computers and PC-based editing systems so that they may learn-by-doing as they shoot and edit their own movies, and cameras are provided as well. 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 “Obstacle Video”; turning an everyday event into a premier short film. Students then begin to plan their movie project that they plan, shoot and edit in two days.  Students work together to plan the shooting schedule as they are all a part of each other’s movie project.  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.   It’s a fast-paced intense class that forges long-lasting friendships!

An advanced 7-day program is also available.

Middle School Video Production Camp

In the middle school 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 video cameras, computers 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 plan and shoot video projects on the first full-day and learn some of the basics of shooting quality footage. The second day presents a plunge into story-telling as campers produce 2 projects that tell a story using the camera in a creative way.  The third day students delve into editing as they learn how to use the professional level premiere program.  Finally students will work together to create a music video, a short scripted movie, and a personal essay video. 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.   It’s a fast-paced intense class that forges long-lasting friendships!

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 “Obstacle Video”; turning an everyday event into a premier short film. Students then begin to plan their movie project that they plan, shoot and edit in two days.  Students work together to plan the shooting schedule as they are all a part of each other’s movie project.  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 digital copy 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.   It’s a fast-paced intense class that forges long-lasting friendships!

An advanced 7-day program is also available.


Video Production Camp - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff.

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 18th - Jun 24th 9th - 12th Berkeley Camp Location: UC Berkeley
Jul 9th - Jul 14th 7th - 8th Berkeley Camp Location: UC Berkeley
Jul 23rd - Jul 29th 9th - 12th Stanford University $2,425.00 – $2,850.00
Aug 6th - Aug 11th 7th - 8th Stanford University