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Adventures in Filmmaking

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Filmmaking

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Imagine and Create Your Own Movie

Get started on your adventure to making your own films! Whether you are excited to produce video for the internet or the big screen this course prepares students for a future in filmmaking.

Over the first two days, students will learn how to develop story ideas with small production teams. While creating a short commercial or similar project, students practice shooting and editing techniques to create a cohesive movie and apply the design thinking process to peer critiquing. Over the last three days, students will continue to develop their filmmaking skills while completing a final (passion) project of their choice. The week will conclude with a film festival during Open House. Attendees will leave camp with the production skills required to create a movie, along with footage of their very own short film!

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere Pro + Canon Cameras

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere Pro + Canon Cameras

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The movie making process start to finish
  • How to use a camera to tell stories via shooting techniques
  • How to edit with Adobe Premiere
  • How to work on a team
  • How to give and receive constructive feedback

What Students Create

  • Two short films
  • Commercial or PSA with stock footage

About Filmmaking Courses

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 Pro to create an exciting and unique movie all your own. Students in this course receive a one year license to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Explore more filmmaking and photography courses.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, 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.

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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.

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
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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 Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“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

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

The Best Staff

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

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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