Summer Camp for Young Filmmakers

Whether or not your child chooses to pursue film as a major in his or her academic career, the camps are an unparalleled creative experience which will broaden their horizons and enhance their future endeavors. Most of these camps are total immersion and have been designed specifically for individuals with little or no experience.

NY Film Academy summer camps (Ages 10-18). Since 1996, thousands of teenagers and kids from all over the world have taken part in intensive day and weekend camps taking place in New York City, Princeton, University, Los Angeles, CA, Disney Studios in Orlando, Harvard University, Paris, Mumbai and Florence. Programs start this June. You can enroll in acting, filmmaking, screenwriting, journalism, musical theatre, video game design or 3D animation camps. You will work with students from all our camps to make a short film. This provides each student the opportunity to play a valuable role in the production of a film while receiving the hands-on instruction needed.

NJ Film School (Ages 10-17) Filmmaking is fun and the NJ Film School firmly believes that classes about filmmaking should be fun as well. No lectures here – the best way to learn is by doing. All of the classes are limited to 10 students or less and everyone is encouraged to “get their hands dirty”. Screenwriters will write, actors will act, and filmmakers will shoot films using their equipment. They are located in New Providence, New Jersey (minutes from Routes 22, 24, 78, and the Short Hills Mall). The 3,700 square foot studio provides plenty of room for both instruction and production.

NYU Tisch School – During the summer the Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training in New York City. Through these programs students gain an enriching and enlightening experience, and a better understanding of the nature of a professional training program. In each of our four-week programs, students are enrolled in rigorous and highly structured college-level courses taught by our full-time faculty. Upon successful completion of the summer program, students earn six college credits, all fully accredited New York University courses. Program. Dates July 14 – August 10, 2013.

iD Visual Arts Academy Courses – (Ages 13-18) Film. Movies. Photography. Experience UC Berkeley, NYU or Yale during this summer program. Explore these regions with fun, supervised excursions and visit nearby studios to see how the pros work. Graduate with a portfolio and the tools to excel in visual arts. Explore documentary filmmaking from pre-production through post-production in a creative. Foster self-expression by building shot lists, experimenting with filming techniques on high-end video cameras, shooting and interviewing on location, and editing with the industry-standard Apple® Final Cut Pro®. Build a foundation for a career in film and take home your documentary on DVD. This is a beginner through intermediate level course.

SOCAPA (School of Creative & Performing Arts) offers Summer Intensives in the Arts for High School Students and Teen Summer Camp Programs in Filmmaking, Acting, Dance & Photography. It mixes the best of elite film programs and exciting summer camps. You will find high level of filmmaking intensity combined with a lot of fun. Each SOCAPA student writes, directs and edits one film per week of attendance in the introductory filmmaking program (1, 2, and 3 week sessions are offered). Students in the Advanced Filmmaking intensive (3 weeks only) write, direct and edit two films during the three week program. Students in the six-week program take the three week introductory program and continue on to form the Advanced Filmmaking class, making five films in all.

Also check out our other post on sleepaway camps for every type of child.

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