Teens: Visual Effects for Filmmaking
Create your own Special-Effects Blockbuster
Go behind the scenes and learn how visual effects are created in Hollywood when you experience the thrilling world of movie production. Bring your movies to life as you create a special-effects blockbuster. No matter your experience level, each student in this course builds a digital collection of effects created during the week, along with a short movie of their making.
Students use state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard software to create visual effects like you’ve seen in the movies—but this exciting experience also goes deeper. Students learn advanced camera-operation techniques so they can shoot for the exact desired effect. Explore video compositing, keyframing, motion tracking, color correction and green screens. Plus, discover how to bring cool 3D graphics to life inside your film. Upon completion of the program, you’ll take home a copy of your finished movie to show family and friends.
What You’ll Learn: Visual Effects for Filmmaking
|Course Content||Software Used|
• Basic introduction to visual effects
• Advanced camera techniques to create in-camera special effects
• Layering, basic compositing, keyframing, color correction/grading
• Shooting with green screens, masking
• Learn how to use Final Cut Pro X®, After Effects®, and more
• How to export & compress video for Web, YouTube, mobile devices and other media
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Visual Effects for FilmmakingAges 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Filmmaking or Visual-Effects Experience Required
This program is designed for aspiring filmmakers and visual-effects artists who want to learn how visual effects are created in Hollywood and how to use them for their own films. Want to make movie magic using special effects? This is the place.
Get real-world experience compositing video, using motion tracking, performing color correction, utilizing green-screen techniques and learning how to bring jaw-dropping 3D effects to life through motion pictures.
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Questions about a course 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: Hollywood Visual Effects & Filmmaking
|Tuition||$1,065||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Weeks, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $510||1 Week, Sun-Fri||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program (Harvard/UCLA)||add $810||1 Week, Sun-Fri||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $90||4 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 13–17 | Beg – Adv
|“If you want to learn more about the career you’re interested in pursuing, DMA is the place to go!”
— Ashlyn, DMA Film Student