Teens: Academy for Hollywood Visual Effects
Create Your Own Movie Featuring Hollywood-caliber Special Effects
This two-week academy focuses on the art of digital filmmaking with an emphasis on special effects and high-end post-production polish.
Week One: Introduces the technical aspects of filmmaking, including everything from screenwriting and storyboarding to importing video and editing it. An action-packed week of hands-on digital filmmaking (which also includes presentations, screenings, film discussions and production meetings) gives future filmmakers a comprehensive look behind the scenes of the business of moviemaking, while working under the guidance of skilled professionals, campers create their own short films.
Week Two: Students experience the vivid world of post-production and Hollywood special effects. Students learn by doing, using film-industry-standard software (like After Effects®) to composite video, apply color correction, and utilize motion tracking and 3D graphics.
What You’ll Learn: Academy for Hollywood Visual Effects
|Course Content||Software Used|
• How to make professional-looking films using HD cameras & pro gear
• Pre- & post-production, basic & advanced scriptwriting & storyboarding
• Basic & advanced camera techniques, white balance, shutter speed, exposure, natural light
• Professional green-screen techniques
• Basic & advanced video editing techniques, using Final Cut Pro®
• Motion graphics and visual effects, using Final Cut Pro® and After Effects®
• Outputting media for Web, YouTube and mobile devices
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Academy for Hollywood Visual EffectsAges 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Filmmaking Experience Required
You’re interested in both making films and special effects. You want hands-on experience with the tools industry professionals use and the expert guidance to make the most of them.
Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at how special effects are created and integrated into films—and learn how to create your own? This is how. You’ll also learn the basics of screenwriting and storyboarding, Plus: how to import and edit video, all while using film-industry-standard software like Final Cut Pro® and After Effects®.
Related Courses: You May Also Be Interested In…
|Course Title||Brief Description||Duration|
|Academy for Digital Filmmaking||Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking as well as advanced techniques||2 Week|
|DMA Studio: Film Production||Participate in a real-world filmmaking experience in a campus studio||2 Week|
|Digital Filmmaking for Teens – Beginning||Obtain a strong understanding in the foundation of filmmaking||1 Week|
|Visual Effects for Filmmaking||Learn how to make your own special effects blockbuster||1 Week|
Interested in related courses or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information, or to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options:
|Tuition||$1,995||2 Weeks, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $90 or $130*||2 Weeks, Mon-Fri||10 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $1020||2 Weeks, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program (Harvard/UCLA)||add $1620||2 Weeks, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $180||8 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
2 Weeks | Ages 13-17 | Beg – Adv
|“I had a great time at DMA and will recommend this camp to all my friends.”
— Lauren, DMA Film Student