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DMA Studios: Film Production

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 14+

Direct and Produce a Professional Film

This immersive two-week program brings together a student-led production team to create a commercial, short film, or music video. Students work in a simulated production studio environment, full of the same equipment used in the industry, providing them with the ultimate hands-on experience where they work collaboratively under the guidance of industry professionals to produce an expertly crafted final product. From budgeting and scheduling to project development and distribution, our students get the full experience of being in a pro film studio.

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

Ages: Students 14+
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Studio (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Ages: Students 14+
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Studio (Two-Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Canon cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Master editing techniques, using professional post-production software.
• 
Operate professional Canon EOS Cinema cameras.
• 
Understand how a real-world film production operates in a studio environment.
• Experience various production roles as you shoot on site.
• 
Understand the narrative arc, cinematography, and various production roles.

What Students Create

• An original short film, music video or commercial.

More About This Course

For students interested in a career in the film industry, this DMA Studios course will give them a realistic experience that most people don’t have the opportunity to have until their third year as a film major in college or during an internship. Students have two weeks to work as a team to produce a high-quality film or video project under the guidance of an experienced instructor. DMA Studios allows students to shoot on location, and experience working as a part of a full production company.

The Studios Experience: The Studios experience is designed to take students’ knowledge and passion for creation and technology to the next level. Through this uniquely designed two-week Studios experience – students are given the opportunity to create professional-level work in a simulated, professional studio environment. Students will be led by experienced filmmakers and inspired by industry professionals.

For students interested in a career in the film industry, this DMA Studios course will give them a realistic experience that most people don’t have the opportunity to have until their third year as a film major in college or during an internship. Students have two weeks to work as a team to produce a high-quality film or video project under the guidance of an experienced instructor. DMA Studios allows students to shoot on location, and experience working as a part of a full production company.

What Students Learn

• Master editing techniques, using professional post-production software.
• 
Operate professional Canon EOS Cinema cameras.
• 
Understand how a real-world film production operates in a studio environment.
• Experience various production roles as you shoot on site.
• 
Understand the narrative arc, cinematography, and various production roles.

What Students Create

• An original short film, music video or commercial.

The Studios Experience

The Studios experience is designed to take students’ knowledge and passion for creation and technology to the next level. Through this uniquely designed two-week Studios experience – students are given the opportunity to create professional-level work in a simulated, professional studio environment. Students will be led by experienced filmmakers and inspired by industry professionals.

What Students Learn

• Master editing techniques, using professional post-production software.
• 
Operate professional Canon EOS Cinema cameras.
• 
Understand how a real-world film production operates in a studio environment.
• Experience various production roles as you shoot on site.
• 
Understand the narrative arc, cinematography, and various production roles.

What Students Create

• An original short film, music video or commercial.

The Studios Experience

The Studios experience is designed to take students’ knowledge and passion for creation and technology to the next level. Through this uniquely designed two-week Studios experience – students are given the opportunity to create professional-level work in a simulated, professional studio environment. Students will be led by experienced filmmakers and inspired by industry professionals.

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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.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend 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 enjoyed the entirety of the experience. Every aspect taught me something new, while engaging me in a fun and stimulating way. Perhaps what I enjoyed the most was the variety of film-making aspects that we covered. I liked that I was taught new information that pertained to every area, instead of focusing entirely on one point.”

Brennan M.
DMA Studios: Film Production

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

Can I take just one week of the two-week DMA Studios course?

DMA Studios is only offered as a full two-week experience.

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