Wish they could have camp every month all year long. Best camp for sparking creativity, communication, professional filmmaking knowledge and teamwork.
— Carole Knudson Freeman (Parent)
Now entering its third year, CAMP FLIX is Atlanta's premier movie camp -- a one-week, real world experience immersed in the craft of filmmaking. This summer program, offering both Overnight and Day Camp options, introduces kids, ages 11 to 17, to the techniques, language and process of filmmaking and acting. From the idea pitch to the final cut campers will get hands-on instruction in the crafts of both filmmaking and acting, all taught by industry professionals. Kids form small film crews to turn their creative concepts into high quality digital shorts. The campers will learn from industry experts how to market and distribute their own projects, and every camper will walk the red carpet as their movies are screened at a Hollywood-style Friday night gala premiere.
Camp Flix is designed for kids with little or no experience in making films. The program focus is on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable participants to direct and edit their own projects. For campers contemplating a longer-term education in filmmaking or a career in the industry, this one-week session is an excellent introduction. It gives campers an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking as well as experience the exhilaration of making a short film from start to finish. For others, Camp Flix is an opportunity to have fun doing something completely different and learning a new art form.
Tom Karsch (Founder)
Tom is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager for Turner Classic Movies and Turner South and a 25 year veteran of the television industry. Since leaving Turner Broadcasting, Tom has been highly involved with various film related organizations, including Campus MovieFest, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and the Atlanta Film Festival, where he served as the Interim Executive Director in 2010.
Allan Baldwin (Director)
We are pleased that Allan will be returning to Camp Flix in 2014 as Director and Programmer. He was instrumental in the development of the camp's core curriculum, and has also helped develop the Level Two program for returning campers. Allan, who is a former teacher at The Paideia School in Atlanta Georgia, and his wife Jacki moved to Miami, Florida, where he is currently teaching art history and studio classes to kids, teens and adults.
Commercial and Independent Film Producer, Line Producer and Consultant. Credits include V/H/S, The Little Death, Living is Winning, and The Signal, plus numerous national commercials, music videos and TV promos.
Director of Post Production Sales, Crawford Media Services, Atlanta, GA.
President/Director/Editor, Guillotine Post Production and Filmmaker (Basically Firghtened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruse Hampton).
Film/Television Actor (The Help, Up in the Air, Private Practice, Veronica Mars), Los Angeles, CA. Chris is a graduate of the Atlanta International School.
Founding Partner, Ideas United/Campus MovieFest (country's largest student film festival), Decatur, GA.
Eddy Von Mueller
Emory University Film Studies/Filmmaking Instructor/Lecturer, Writer (Beyond the Mouse, Synthetic Cinema) and Filmmaker.
Director/Writer/Producer for Stateline Films, Director for Comotion Films, Atlanta, GA. Clients include Ford, Pizza Hut, TNT/TBS, Discovery Networks, Visa, Mastercard, and Disney.
Executive Vice President/General Manager, HLN (formerly Headline News), Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA.
Executive-in-Charge and Creative Lead, Turner Studios Originals, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA.