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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Learn everything you need to know about Intro to Filmmaking.
Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Lab Fee: $45
Hardware + Software
Final Cut Pro X
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.
Find This Camp Near You
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.
Take a look at your camp 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 + 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.
✓ 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.*
Upgrade to the Filmmaking Academy
Learn the fundamentals and dive into more advanced topics! Academy camps combine two complementary courses to provide students with an immersive two-week experience.
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 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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