Filmmaking + Photography

Film + Photography Summer Camps

Experience digital filmmaking or learn professional photography and Photoshop® techniques with hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Photography students discover how to capture images, create vibrant and professional digital photos, understand color theory, and discover the masters of modern art. Film students will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production.

In Film + Photography courses, students will learn how to get out of “automatic” shooting modes through personalized lessons and professional instruction. Learn the skill sets needed to succeed in the multi-trillion-dollar entertainment business.

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Jr. Adventures Camps

Half Day + Full Day  •  One-Week  •  Ages 6-8

Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking
Morning Session

Shoot, act and edit your own films while discovering how movies are made. Campers are introduced to the fundamentals of acting and filmmaking, as they learn to compose a story.

Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking
Afternoon Session

Shoot, act and edit your own films while discovering how movies are made. Campers are introduced to the fundamentals of acting and filmmaking, as they learn to compose a story.

Jr. Adventures in
Art & Photography
Morning Session

Discover the masters of modern art – Picasso, Warhol, Matisse and Van Gogh – and reproduce their styles using Photoshop Touch®.

Jr. Adventures in
Art & Photography
Afternoon Session

Discover the masters of modern art – Picasso, Warhol, Matisse and Van Gogh – and reproduce their styles using Photoshop Touch®.

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Adventures Camps

Half Day + Full Day  •  One-Week  •  Ages 8-12

Adventures in Animation

Discover how animators at Pixar™, Cartoon Network™ and Disney™ create animated movies. Take home a stop motion short film at the end of the week.

Adventures in Filmmaking

Learn to shoot and edit your own digital films while learning acting and camera techniques, and exploring editing concepts and basic visual effects.

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Teen Camps + Academies

Full Day  •  One-Week + Two-Week  •  Ages 12-17

Filmmaking Academy

Learn and explore filmmaking in this two-week academy that gives students the chance to make a film using professional Canon® HD cameras, lighting and audio equipment.

Intro to Filmmaking

Become a filmmaker as you shoot and edit your own original films while learning the concepts of cinematic storytelling, including sound production, editing and more.

Advanced Filmmaking

Take your learning further as you explore high end audio and lighting kits, cinematic nuances like color grading, and add visual effects and motion graphics.

Visual Effects Filmmaking with Adobe After Effects

Aspiring filmmaking bring a movie to life while learning professional techniques, such as video compositing, motion tracking and more.

Photography Academy

Combines DMA’s Introduction to Photography and Advanced Digital Photography. Work with your DSLR camera, get personal instruction and master photo editing with Photoshop®.

Digital Photography & Photoshop

Learn shooting and Photoshop® techniques from instructors with extensive photography and photo-editing expertise. Get hands-on experience that’s field based.

Advanced Digital Photography

Get out of automatic mode as you learn how to use manual DSLR settings and expert shooting and editing techniques to create professional looking images.

Surfing & Filmmaking

Spend your mornings on the beach and your afternoon in DMA’s state-of-the-art studio classroom, learning the art of filmmaking and editing the action.

Aerial
Cinematography

Learn the basics of aerial cinematography with professional filmmaking drones, providing you with the essential knowledge to create stunning visuals from the sky.

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Pro Series Courses

Full Day  •  One-Week + Two-Week  •  Ages 14+

DMA Studios:
Film Production

A hands on experience that reproduces what it’s like to work for an independent film studio. The “crew” produces a film under the guidance of industry professionals.

Documentary
Filmmaking

A comprehensive overview of documentary filmmaking in the Digital Age, from philosophy to production. Fast paced, hands on learning with the best tools now available.