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June 2023

Short Cuts [FULL – also offered in July & August]

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Ages 11-14. June 19-23, 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 Lizzie…

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Street Photography

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 11-14. June 26-30, 9:00 am-12:00 pm Storefronts and alleyways; reflections and shadows; people and the mystery of life as it unfolds before us! Let's hit the streets with our cameras! We'll look at the pictures of a wide variety of photographers to become acquainted with formal elements of art and to discuss different ways of approaching street photography. (Do we spy? Do we ask permission?) Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Weegee are just some of the many…

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Screenwriting Boot Camp

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Ages 14-17. June 26-30, 1:00-5:00 pm Learn the nuts and bolts of screenwriting. A portion of each day will be devoted to watching and discussing portions of great films that have a lot to teach about structure and what it means to write memorable and compelling stories for the screen. We’ll also spend time sharing our own freshly-written script pages with one another. We’ll have much fun, and by the end of the week, you’ll know the basics of screenwriting…

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Stop Motion Animation [FULL]

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Ages 11-14. June 26-30, 1:00-5:00 pm Get ready for some frame-by frame fun! Participants will learn the basics of animation while exploring each phase of the process - from storyboarding, to capturing images with Stop Motion Studio, and editing in Adobe Premiere. Participants will work in pairs to collaborate on ideas and hone their skills in story development, character building, camera technique, lighting, soundtrack creation, and frame-by-frame image capturing. Each participant will walk away with a few animated short films…

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July 2023

Cinematography 101

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 pm

Ages 14-17. July 10-14, 9:00 am-12:00 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…

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