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Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production with Premiere

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production with Premiere

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Create an Original Short Film

Using the latest equipment, techniques, and software students will learn the ins and outs of video production and make films while using the editing suite trusted by the professionals: Adobe Premiere and Creative Cloud. Projects are written and completed working in small teams of 3-5. Each student will edit their own version of the project using the material shot by the group.

The course begins with basic principles of short narrative filmmaking: screenplay structure, camera functionality, camera operation, and role descriptions. Students then learn how to work as a crew, how to storyboard, how to direct, and how to edit. Students will produce two to three short film projects from start to finish, learning from each experience as they share, reflect and receive constructive feedback.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also receive a Take-Home Slik U8000 Tripod.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canon DSLR Cameras, Rode Mics, Slik U8000 Tripod (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canon DSLR Cameras, Rode Mics,Slik U8000 Tripod (Take-Home Item)

Ages:Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Students are required to bring headphones. Digital Media Academy 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

  • Basic filmmaking language and story structure
  • Cinematography with DSLR cameras
  • Post production editing with Adobe Premiere
  • Storyboarding and scene blocking
  • How to effectively use sound and music in a film

What Students Create

  • Two to three short film projects

About Filmmaking Courses

Our filmmaking courses allow students to team up with like-minded peers to express themselves and their creativity through 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 the web, YouTube, resumes, family, and friends! Explore more filmmaking and photography courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy 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.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production with Premiere by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to bring their own cameras?

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

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.



Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“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.

Intro to Filmmaking

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.