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Cinematography 101

Starts August 19

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Ages 14-17. M-F, August 19-23, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

This hands-on camp is the perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling with an emphasis on camera work. Participants should come prepared with a typed-up idea for a short film. We will review all ideas on the first day, then discuss and choose which script to complete as a class. With the developed short film idea and finished shot lists, participants will work together to determine dynamic scene compositions, lighting, set design, as well as the best camera angles and movements to effectively tell the story. Students will then take the footage to Adobe Premiere, where they will edit sequences to finalize the film. No previous experience necessary, simply an interest in camera work.

Tuition: $265

Brandon Mitchell is an accomplished graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, holding a degree in Mass Communication, and is an alumnus of the Cinematography Program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Recognized for his technical prowess, Brandon has garnered extensive experience in media production, encompassing television, film, and commercials. His professional portfolio spans a spectrum, from the intricate demands of live camera productions to the nuanced execution of scripted short films. As an educator, multimedia storyteller, and community expert, he has made significant contributions to numerous Minnesota youth media programs, collaborating with institutions such as the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Eden Prairie Schools, and Creative Arts Secondary School.

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a camp, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid by cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration at least 7 days prior to the first camp session, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
  • The FILMNORTH CAMP PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE FORM and FILMNORTH CAMP APPEARANCE RELEASE FORM must be completed and submitted prior to the start of the first camp session. A new set of forms must be completed for each camp. Please print, complete and return the two PDF forms below by: 1) emailing them to the Director of Engagement and Advancement; or 2) mailing them via regular postal delivery to Youth Camps, c/o FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street #120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Otherwise, please bring completed forms to the first camp session. Students are not permitted to attend camps without signed forms.






August 19 @ 9:00 am
August 23 @ 12:30 pm
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Ages 14-17. M-F, August 19-23, 9:00 am-12:30 pm