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 confident 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, Cinematographer, and Editor from working professionals in each of these crafts. Campers form their film crews.
Filmmaking teams decide on concept and genre for short film. Begin pre-production. Learn the ins and outs of the equipment. Screenings of short films and music videos. Get a crash course in Acting For Film from one of Atlanta's best acting coaches. Rehearse.
Rehearse and block scenes. Attend a Master Class from a known, working filmmaker or actor. Begin film shoot.
Film shoot continues. Teams watch dailies, select takes, and begin editing their films.
Camper editors will work with professional editors to complete their films, while others will attend an Editing workshop and learn about Music and Sound Design, Special FX, etc. Teams will learn how to promote and publicize their films for Marketing, Public Relations and Social Media experts.
Friday night, campers will walk the red carpet and screen their films for an audience of friends, family 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: