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Advanced Filmmaking & Visual Effects

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Advanced Filmmaking & Visual Effects

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Create a Film From Script to Screen

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, and editing techniques, while developing your own cinematic style.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Canon T5i, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Canon T5i, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Students are required to bring headphones. DMA is not responsible for any damaged or stolen items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Advanced cinematography & filmmaking techniques.
  • Camera controls, white balance, shutter speed & exposure.
  • Advanced scriptwriting & storyboarding techniques.
  • Advanced audio recording and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.

What Students Create

  • An original narrative short film.

More About This Course

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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Advanced Filmmaking & Visual Effects even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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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. We provide students with all the production equipment they need to make a movie. Digital Media Academy 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.

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

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

Kathryn Z.

Advanced Filmmaking

Why DMA?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

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.

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