Intro to Filmmaking

Script. Capture. Create.

Explore the art of digital filmmaking by shooting and editing your own unique video. Learn to write a script, operate a camera using manual functions and make edits using professional video editing software.

This course combines hands-on project based learning using professional Canon® cameras with personalized in-class lessons and one-on-one instruction. Discover how to optimize your project for video sharing sites such as YouTube, and screen your project in front of an audience at the end of the week.
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Course Details

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Program Info

Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,195
Lab Fee: $45

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Final Cut Pro X
Canon Cameras

Learning Outcomes

Learn the stages of video production and editing skills needed to make an original short film.

What You Create

Each student will create an original short film.

Students are required to bring their own headphones. All other equipment provided. Please note that DMA is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen personal items.


Skills + Experience

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

Learn Film +Photography

Our filmmaking courses allow teens to team up with like-minded peers to express their own voice and creativity through the film. Students will work with top of the line equipment while learning to develop a story, write a script, shoot unique shots and edit their film all to create a movie of their own. By the end of the week, students will have films ready for YouTube, resumes, family and friends!

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Still looking for a camp? Ask us!

DMA summer is in full swing but we still have room - even in some of our most popular courses! See a course you like but don't see any room online? Ask us! In order to prevent over-booking, we close online registration 5 days before the start of camp. Send us an email, chat with us live on site, or call a Camp Advisor at (866) 656-3342 to inquire about adding your ideal camp to your summer itinerary!



Find This Camp Near You

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This is a great place who for anyone who wants or likes to make movies,
whether you have no experience at all or have been making movies for several years.

Hashim K.

Filmmaking Student


Camp Overview

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

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 >>

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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

Do students need to bring their own cameras?

No. DMA provides Canon cameras for the students; however, students do need to bring their own headphones so they can edit (and hear) their film whilein the classroom!

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