Film. Edit. Produce.
Tell your story. From philosophy to production, students learn fundamental to advanced nonfictional storytelling and different approaches to documentary filmmaking.
This fast-paced experience combines hands-on learning with some of the best digital filmmaking tools available today – like professional Canon® HD cameras, profess audio gear, portable lighting kits and professional production software. Find this camp near you >>
Learn everything you need to know about Documentary Filmmaking.
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Hardware + Software
Adobe Premiere Pro
Nonfictional storytelling styles
Manual camera operation
Audio recording techniques
Post-production & editing
What You Create
Students will create an original documentary short film.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
Professional Level Filmmaking & Editing Skills
Students in this course gain real world skills and experience in project planning and development as they learn how to use film to tell a story. While this course is open to beginners, by the end of the week, students will have learned professional-level filmmaking techniques using the latest in Canon camera technology and Adobe Premiere Pro editing software while building up their teamwork, project management, and problem-solving skills.
The Pro Series Experience
The Pro Series experience is designed to take students’ knowledge and passion for creation and technology to the next level. Our curriculum is infused with project based learning and design-thinking principles which encourage collaboration and curiosity throughout the course.
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Find This Camp Near You
I learned so much in a week! I created a project I was proud of and had so much fun.Samuel L.
Take a look at your course schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
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.
✓ 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*
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do students need to provide any of their own equipment?
No. DMA is partnered with Canon to provide high-definition cameras for this course as well as lighting, audio, and other filmmaking equipment.
Will this course offer any challenge to students with previous DMA filmmaking experience?
Yes! This course teaches professional techniques specific to documentary filmmaking, making it a natural next step for any DMA filmmaking alumni.
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