Filmmaking Academy

Script. Film. Edit.

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

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

Week 2: During week two, learn about high end audio and lighting kits, cinematic nuances such as color grading, and add visual effects and motion graphics.
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Academy Details

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Program Info

Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $2,325
Lab Fee: $90

Hardware + Software

Apple® computers
Final Cut Pro® X
Canon® cameras

Learning Outcomes

Master shooting and editing techniques to make a short film using professional equipment

What You Create

Two or more original short films

*Student are required to bring their own headphones. Please note that DMA is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items.


Skills + Experience

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

Film + Photography

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 Academy for Digital Filmmaking 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 and portfolios.

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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 Student


Camp Overview

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Sample Camp Day

8:30 am Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan at select locations
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up

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

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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