Storytelling with Puppetry & Video (Online, Ages 10-13)
Starts June 21
Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 9am-12pm
Create your own puppet video! In this camp, students will learn the basics of character development and world building as they create their short pieces using basic puppet construction techniques from recycled materials. Each participant will plan, design, and build a puppet, props, and small set to use for a video performance. Participants will learn elements of storytelling to bring their puppetry ideas to life, while learning video recording and editing tools to capture and compile their story. Students will learn how puppetry and cinema combine to create a unique and creative method of storytelling.
Suggested materials for puppets: paper towel or toilet paper rolls, bamboo sticks/popsicle sticks, construction paper, glue, scissors, and a medium-sized cardboard box.
Students should have an iPhone or Android phone (and charger) with at least 3GB of space available, or a digital camera of any type that can record video. Students will also need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a 1-week free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro CC installed. Other free video editing options students can download are iMovie (Mac) or HitFilm Express (Mac & PC).
Participation in this online camp requires that you use the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance, it is highly recommended that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. For extra security, a few days prior to the class start date we’ll e-mail you the link, ID, and password needed to access this class on Zoom. The instructor will be provided a student roster to take attendance. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and much more.
Adriana “Yani” Foreman is a writer, director, and producer based out of Minneapolis who uses filmmaking and puppetry to bring her creations to life. Her work explores themes of identity, community, and healing through a Black queer gaze with a hip hop aesthetic and play at its center. With influences as diverse as Terence Nance, Julie Dash, and John Singleton, she offers a refreshing and unique take on the black experience, crafted with a gracious and delicate hand.
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 Manager; or 2) mailing them via regular postal delivery to Youth Programs Manager, 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.