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Filmmaking Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Create a Film From Script to Screen

Delve into the filmmaking process from pre to post production during two weeks of learning using Canon® cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro. Each week concludes with a screening event where your film is showcased to the class, staff and parents.

Week 1, Intro to FilmmakingDuring week one you’ll learn to write a script, operate a high definition camera, make edits using professional video editing software, and export films for video sharing sites such as YouTube.

Week 2, Advanced FilmmakingDuring week two, learn about high end audio, expert editing techniques, cinematic nuances such as color grading, and add visual effects and motion graphics.

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

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (Two-Week)

Ages: Students 12-17
Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Canon DSLR cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects



Students are required to bring headphones. DMA is not responsible for any damaged or stolen items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn how to make an original short film from pre- to post-production.
• 
Learn how to use Canon HD DSLR cameras, audio, and lighting kits.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of shooting before taking an advanced approach to cinematography and editing techniques.
• Learn how to use manual settings like exposure and shutter speed.

What Students Create

• Two or more original short film projects.

More About This Course

Our filmmaking courses allow teens to team up with like-minded peers to express their own voice and creativity through film. Go beyond basic filmmaking techniques to discover how to add cinematic nuance and excitement to films through visual and audio effects, and dramatic camera angles. Our Filmmaking Academy is excellent for students interested in pursuing a career in filmmaking or looking to gain expert tips and mentorship. Students can even include their original short films in internship and college applications!

The Academy Experience: Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

Our filmmaking courses allow teens to team up with like-minded peers to express their own voice and creativity through film. Go beyond basic filmmaking techniques to discover how to add cinematic nuance and excitement to films through visual and audio effects, and dramatic camera angles. Our Filmmaking Academy is excellent for students interested in pursuing a career in filmmaking or looking to gain expert tips and mentorship. Students can even include their original short films in internship and college applications!

What Students Learn

• Learn how to make an original short film from pre- to post-production.
• 
Learn how to use Canon HD DSLR cameras, audio, and lighting kits.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of shooting before taking an advanced approach to cinematography and editing techniques.
• Learn how to use manual settings like exposure and shutter speed.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to make an original short film from pre- to post-production.
• 
Learn how to use Canon HD DSLR cameras, audio, and lighting kits.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of shooting before taking an advanced approach to cinematography and editing techniques.
• Learn how to use manual settings like exposure and shutter speed.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

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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

“DMA helped teach me the basics of film and helped me decide I 100% do want to work in films in the future as a career!”

Benjamin S.
Filmmaking Academy

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

Is any kind of artistic knowledge or experience required for this course?

No. No prior artistic knowledge or animation experience is required. This is an introductory course.

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