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Short Cuts [FULL]

Starts August 7

Ages 11-14. August 7-11, 1:00-5:00 pm

The perfect camp for the future director! Students will create two short films over the course of the week. You’ll be introduced to the filmmaking process through an introductory artist’s statement film, then add further production value in creating video poem shorts. You’ll learn how to develop and storyboard a film idea, direct and shoot a production with professional gear, and edit with Adobe Premiere Pro on iMacs. No previous experience necessary.

Tuition: $240

Brett Kuxhausen
I grew up in America’s heartland where stories became my fascination early on. I admired how farmers could turn smalltalk into an art, the drama of Friday night football, the way even AM radio grain prices could be entertaining. But, after earning a BS degree in biological sciences, and later an MFA in Science and Natural Filmmaking, I found the stories I felt that I needed to tell.

I’m driven by the belief that documentary storytelling, specifically visual media, wields a mighty power in the Age of the Anthropocene. What I film and photograph is my effort to use a universal language that I love to push for action and change in environmental conservation, wildlife preservation, and human rights.

In the few years I have been working professionally, I have been nominated for multiple Emmy awards, and won as part of a cinematography team. I’ve shot and/or field produced for clients such as National Geographic, The BBC, PBS, Tangled Bank Studios, Cornel Lab of Ornithology, and The National Science Foundation, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Ocean Media Institute.

Most recently, I was lead cinematographer and field producer for the media unit of Mozambique’s flagship conservation area, Gorongosa National Park. There, I made feature-length films, television specials, and short-form videos for institutions such as National Geographic, PBS, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Mozambique national television. My photography has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Associated Press, and Nature Scientific Journal.

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 5 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 prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but 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 Youth Programs Director; or 2) mailing them via regular postal delivery to Youth Programs, FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street #120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. You may also bring completed forms with you when you check your child in the first camp session. Students are not permitted to attend camps without signed forms.






August 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
August 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Ages 11-14. August 7-11, 1:00-5:00 pm