Advanced Filmmaking


Plan. Shoot. Edit.

Learn advanced movie making, with the same production and post-production techniques used on Hollywood movie sets. Story development and screenwriting are explored in detail. Plus, you study advanced shooting, audio, editing and lighting techniques, while developing your own cinematic style. Find this camp near you >>


Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Advanced Filmmaking.

Program Info

Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,195
Lab Fee: $45

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Final Cut Pro

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn how to shoot and edit your own original short films, while learning advanced filmmaking techniques including editing, motion graphics and effects, lighting, audio editing, and camera controls.

What You Create

You’ll shoot and edit your own short film while working in small production groups.


Skills + Experience

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

Learn Filmmaking

Our Film + Photography courses allow students to learn the entire production process, from conception and planning in pre-production to editing and mastering in post. The Advanced Filmmaking course is catered towards students who are already familiar with the basics of filmmaking and want to shoot more complex short films, including advanced camera controls, audio editing and recording, as well as motion graphics and visual effects. Students will use professional Canon cameras while learning the skills they need to create a polished final video.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Still looking for a camp? Ask us!

DMA summer is in full swing but we still have room - even in some of our most popular courses! See a course you like but don't see any room online? Ask us! In order to prevent over-booking, we close online registration 5 days before the start of camp. Send us an email, chat with us live on site, or call a Camp Advisor at (866) 656-3342 to inquire about adding your ideal camp to your summer itinerary!



Find This Camp Near You

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I had SO much fun working with the AWESOME instructors and people in my class!

Kathryn Z.

Advanced Filmmaking Student


Camp Overview

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.

Tuition Includes

Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*

*Meals + Housing available at select locations>>

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Learn the fundamentals and dive into more advanced topics! Academy camps combine two complementary courses to provide students with an immersive two-week experience.

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The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of filmmaking experience is needed for this course?

If you’ve had any experience with storyboarding, scripting or the overall filmmaking process, you may find it more beneficial to take the advanced course. However, if you want to learn the basics or reinforce core concepts and have never experienced formal film-production training, the beginning course is probably a better fit for you.

Are students required to bring any equipment?

No. DMA provides students with all the production equipment they need to make a movie. DMA is partnered with Canon® to provide professional high-definition video cameras for all filmmaking camps and courses.

What video footage do students use during the course?

Students shoot their own footage, as well as get material from other resources.

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