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Adventures in Filmmaking

Kids Camp Ages 8-12

Bring Your Story to Life

Discover how Hollywood shoots and edits movies, while mastering filmmaking and special effects techniques. You’ll express your own creative voice through storytelling when you develop a story idea with a production team, then turn that concept into a script and a shot-by-shot storyboard.

Master creative camera angles and unique shots, then edit your original footage in Adobe Premiere to create an exciting and unique movie all your own. Screen your movie at the end of the week in a small film-festival style showcase and leave camp with the knowledge required to create a professional-looking movie.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software:
Canon digital cameras, Adobe Premiere

Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Canon digital cameras, Adobe Premiere

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn the moviemaking process including pre-production storyboarding, filming techniques, and post production editing.
• 
Learn shooting and recording techniques, and how to create dynamic camera angles.
• 
Understand how to use special effects, music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to a film.
• Practice green screen composition.
• 
Learn how to export a movie for web platforms like YouTube.

What Students Create

• An original story-based short film.

More About This Course

Our filmmaking classes will teach you how to master the movie production process and express your own creative voice through storytelling! You’ll develop a story idea with a production team, then turn that concept into a script and a shot-by-shot storyboard. Master creative camera angles and unique shots, then edit your original footage in Adobe Premiere to create an exciting and unique movie all your own.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Our filmmaking classes will teach you how to master the movie production process and express your own creative voice through storytelling! You’ll develop a story idea with a production team, then turn that concept into a script and a shot-by-shot storyboard. Master creative camera angles and unique shots, then edit your original footage in Adobe Premiere to create an exciting and unique movie all your own.

What Students Learn

• Learn the moviemaking process including pre-production storyboarding, filming techniques, and post production editing
• 
Learn shooting and recording techniques, and how to create dynamic camera angles
• Understand how to use special effects, music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to a film
• Practice green screen composition
• 
Learn how to export a movie for web platforms like YouTube

What Students Create

• An original story-based short film

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

What Students Learn

• Learn the moviemaking process including pre-production storyboarding, filming techniques, and post production editing
•Learn shooting and recording techniques, and how to create dynamic camera angles
• Understand how to use special effects, music, and sound effects to add drama and excitement to a film
• Learn to develop stories and write scripts
•Practice green screen composition
•&Learn how to export a movie for web platforms like YouTube

What Students Create

• An original story-based short film

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in Filmmaking 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 →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in Filmmaking 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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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

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 Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

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

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

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

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

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 $75/week at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I liked all the cool projects that we where able to do and all the choices that we had in the classroom.
I also loved that we got to act and work at the camera!”

Sydney K.
Adventures in Filmmaking

The DMA Promise

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to bring their own equipment (i.e. camera, etc.) or art supplies?

No. We are partnered with Canon® to provide cameras. A variety of art supplies are also provided.

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