Our son has literally said this was the best week of his life. He discovered movie making on his own, but has never had anybody to really do this with socially. Or to really learn from. To suddenly be immersed with tons of kids and teachers who all were into it like him was amazing for him. He can't wait until next year!"
Joe Snyder — Parent
About Camp Flix
Now entering its 13th year, Camp Flix is Atlanta's premiere 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 varying levels of experience, from those who have never picked up a camera, to those who have already been making their own short films. Our instructors who are working film professionals will insure that all kids, no matter how much experience, will upgrade their filmmaking skills by the end of the week.
Camp Flix Leadership
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. Coinciding with the resurgence in film production in Georgia, Tom started Camp Flix in 2012 in order to give teens and tweens interested in the art and process of filmmaking the opportunity to work with local area professionals and participate in this creative summer experience.
Oscar Keyes (Co-Director)
Oscar is the Multimedia Teaching & Learning Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he serves the community as a media education resource. As an educator, he has taught predominantly at the university level, covering courses in media production, art education, and educational technology while also leading a number of summer and after-school media education programs aimed at youth of all ages. For the last three years, he led a series of workshops at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in which students created animated narrative shorts and music videos. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Art Education, focused on the ethical considerations of digital image making in new (and old) media arts education. In both his film-making and teaching, much of his work centers around the camera and understanding its role in the arts, sciences, and all those weird spaces in-between. Oscar started with us ten years ago and has served as both a counselor and instructor, where he has been crucial in developing the camp’s curriculum.
Eli Owens (Co-Director)
Eli Owens is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, multimedia artist, and educator based in Richmond, VA. In short, they make experimental visual albums. Owens graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Photo/Film and a B.S. in Psychology and is a licensed K-12 music educator in the state of Virginia. After holding several arts marketing and filmmaking positions post-graduation, Owens rekindled their passion for music and discovered a deep love of teaching. They have devoted the last several years to artistic practice and arts education, teaching private and K-12 music.
Camp Flix Advisory Board
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.
Dan Costa is co-founder and president of Ideas United (IU), a creative studio changing the way stories are told. With his partners, Dan developed the world’s largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest (CMF), which evolved into a revolutionary content creation model.
Film/Television Actor (How I Met Your Father, Promising Young Woman, GLOW, The Help), Los Angeles, CA. Chris is a graduate of the Atlanta International School.
Dr. Eddy Von Mueller
Dr. Eddy Von Mueller is an award-winning filmmaker, critic, author, and educator in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 20 years of experience behind the camera and in the classroom. Throughout his career, Dr. Mueller has worked to expand opportunities for creative professionals, producers and film workers in the South. He served as a member of the faculty at both Georgia State University and the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
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.
Marketing and Media Consultant, Former SVP/CMO for CNN, The Weather Channel and UPTV/Aspire, Former GM for HLN Network.
Founding Director of Camp Flix, currently a Teacher and Private Tutor in Miami Florida. Allan has also worked at The Paideia School in Atlanta and at Interscope Communications in New York.
Multimedia Teaching and Learning Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. Camp Flix counselor and instructor for 7 years. Current Director of Camp Flix.
Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design Department, Georgia State University. Creative Director for ENVY. Filmmaker. Jeff was a Director for one summer, and instructor for 8 summers and is the father of two former Camp Flix campers.