DMA Studios: Film Production

Capture. Edit. Produce.

This immersive two-week program matches real-world clients with 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.
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Course Details

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Program Info

Ages: 14+
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $3,195
Two-Week Experience

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Canon HD Cameras
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects

Learning Outcomes

Master editing techniques
Real-world production experience
Techniques for capturing sound
Operate Canon EOS Cinema Cameras
Marketing & distribution techniques
Budget & project management

What You Create

The class will produce an original short film, music video, or commercial for a real world client.

2017 DMA Studios client will be announced soon!


Skills + Experience

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

Professional Level Filmmaking

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 meeting the specs set by a real-world client. DMA Studios allows students to work with professional actors, shoot on location, and experience working as a part of a full production company.

Real World Experience

In 2016, DMA Studios worked with Zoo Labs, a non-profit music accelerator based in Oakland, CA, to create a commercial. Watch the behind the scenes video to the left to get a feel for the DMA Studios experience. 

The 2017 DMA Studios Client will be announced soon!

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Course Overview

Take a look at your course 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 + Outdoor Activities
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 + Outdoor Activities
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.

This is a sample day for regular Teen courses. The DMA Studios courses schedule will change depending on their shooting schedule and, as a result, may begin or end later than our normal class times.

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 >>

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

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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