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Intro to Filmmaking

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Intro to Filmmaking

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Create an Original Short Film

The course begins with basic principles of short narrative filmmaking: screenplay structure, camera functionality and operation, and role descriptions. Students 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.

Projects are written and completed working in small teams of 3-5. Each student will edit his or her own version of the project using the material shot by the group. Finally, students upload each of their projects to their own YouTube Channel.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere CC, Canon DSLR Cameras, Rode Mics, TriPods (1 kit for every 5 students)

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software: Adobe Premiere CC, Canon DSLR Cameras, Rode Mics, TriPods (1 kit for every 5 students)

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

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
  • Create, Customize and Upload to their own YouTube Channel
  • 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
  • Their very own Youtube Channel

More About This Course

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, 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Intro to Filmmaking even better 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. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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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

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 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 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy 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 $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/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.

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.

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