This was a great experience for my son. He learned a great deal about movie making, made some great friends, and oh yeah, made a movie and a PSA.
— Kimberly Currier (Parent)
The Camp Flix curriculum has been developed and finessed by a team of professionally active filmmakers and actors, and other film industry professionals.
CAMP FLIX gives its young filmmakers the opportunity to explore the entire filmmaking creative process, including: screenwriting, pre-production, acting, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, special FX and marketing. The camp provides them with the vocabulary, skills and confidence to become part of the growing community of young filmmakers worldwide with the expert guidance of our award-winning industry professionals and instructors.
Acting For Camera
Young actors will learn a mix of acting styles along with audition techniques and strategies and will appear in the films that our young filmmakers make.
Young filmmakers pre-production planning will include developing a script, storyboarding, location scouting, set design and casting.
Young filmmakers will work closely with seasoned professionals in specific crew positions, including Director, Cinematographer, Lighting and Sound Supervisor.
Young filmmakers will study and evaluate each shot and select the best takes based on camera work, composition, continuity, sound quality and other criteria. Student editors will work with professionals on the special effects, music.
Campers are taught by professional instructors with hands-on experience in various aspects of filmmaking along with some of the country's top college filmmakers. Students will eat, drink and breath moviemaking.
The pace of this one-week camp is feverish, and each student will play a major role in their team's production. Overnight campers will work on a second project, meet more filmmakers and film experts, see more movies, etc.
Learn about the role of the Screenwriter, Director and Cinematographer from working professionals. Watch and discuss a program of short films. Filmmaking teams and counselors are assigned.
Learn about Lighting, Sound Recording, and go thru basic Acting exercises with our instructors from The Village Theater. Filmmaking teams decide on concept/genre and begin Pre-Production. Location scouting.
Rehearse and block scenes. Crews commence Production on short films.
Film shoots continue. Teams watch dailies, select takes, and camper editors begin editing their films. Non-editors work together on developing marketing and social media plans to promote their film and work with professional designers to create a movie poster for their film. Special Guest Speaker scheduled.
Camper editors complete editing and turn in final cut of film. Specialized classes on Stage Combat and Special Effects Make-Up. Team Trivia Contest or Film Screening. Film Marketing Presentation.
That evening, campers will walk the red carpet and screen their films for an audience of family, friends, and fellow campers.
My son's second year with Camp Flix and he learned even more.
— Terri Wellman (parent)
Camp Flix: Level Two is a program designed for our returning campers that includes: