Summer Film Camp

See below for our upcoming schedule of classes including our award winning Summer film camp. All classes, excluding summer camps, require a $35 annual membership. Some classes are tentatively scheduled and will depend on student demand.

We will be adding more classes throughout the year including design, animation, visual FX, as well as coding and designing for VR and AI.

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  • After School Filmmaking:
    Short Film production from script to screen
    Feb. 22 – May 16
    In session
  • Cost: Included in $35 annual membership fee

    Screenwriting:
    Are you a budding screenwriter looking for guidance? Come work with us! If you have an idea you’d like to craft into a screenplay or a screenplay that needs some love, sign up now. We will work on plot, story arc, character development, conflict and more.

    And here’s a bonus. If you have a script/idea for a short film, you can “pitch” your idea to our Summer Camp production crews and see your vision come to life. And you’ll get the writing credit when we enter the film into festivals.

    May 1st – May 24th
    Tues/Thurs from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
    Accepting applications

    Cost: Included in $35 annual membership fee

    Intro to Commercial Production:
    Learn the in and outs of producing for a client. We will cover developing creative briefs, proposals, managing meetings, and scheduling as you and your team deliver a final video project to your client. This Completion makes you eligible for our Crews-For-Hire program.

    Ongoing through May and June
    Accepting applications
    Cost: Included in $35 annual membership fee

    Summer Film Camp I
    Our award winning summer film camp is back and taking orders. This is an intense 2 week film production adventure where you and a team of like minded creative wizards will write, plan, shoot, and edit a short film.

    Along the way we will give you excellent leadership in crafting a good story, script breakdown, shot blocking, camera operation, and editing. Along the way you will get to meet and work with professional writers, directors, directors of photography and editors who will help you make your film the very best it can be.

    June 11th – June 22nd
    Accepting Applications
    Cost: $350 per student. Lunch and snacks included.
    Financial assistance (Scholarships and Sliding Scale) available.

    Commercial Production-Crews For Hire:
    This is new! How would you like to work on a client project and get paid? In this course we will match you and a team with a real client. We will teach you the ins and outs of producing a video for a client including developing proposals, writing scripts, managing meetings and schedules, and much more. This is as reel as it gets.

    You will need prior Fourthwall experience or have developed comparable skills in school/out of school. We will provide additional training prior to this session.

    If you are ready to take it to the next level, apply yourself!

    June 25th – July 20th
    Accepting applications
    Cost: Included in $35 annual membership fee

    Summer Film Camp II (Tentative)
    Intense 2 week production where you will write, shoot, and edit a short film as part of a team.

    July 23rd – Aug 3rd
    Accepting Applications
    Cost: $350 per student. Lunch and snacks included.
    Financial assistance (Scholarships and Sliding Scale) available.

    SIGN UP NOW!. No payment required yet. Spaces are limited.


     

    -As a participating filmmaker, you will follow a professional style film production process.

    -You will be assigned to a team.
    -Each team will produce a 5 min short film in any genre (documentary, fiction, music video, etc)
    -You will develop the idea, write the script, plan it, shoot it, edit it. If you have scripts or script ideas already, please bring them. You can make the pitch.
    -Each team will have a designated production coordinator to help guide you through the process.
    -Professional writers, producers and directors will come in to teach, coach and mentor you throughout the production process.
        • Generating ideas
        • Story Outlines
        • Scriptwriting
        • Pre-Production (location scouting, script breakdown, shot blocking)
        • Shooting (on location)
        • Editing
        • Graphics, animation, music needle drop
        • Public Premiere of your films
        • Film Festival Applications

    Start at 9:00 AM
    Finish at 3:00 PM

    Here is the tentative production schedule.
    Day 1: Film critique & Creativity Workshop
    Day 2: Storytelling Workshop & Scriptwriting
    Day 3: Scriptwriting, Planning, Scouting, Script Breakdown
    Day 4: Shooting Workshop & Shooting
    Day 5: Shooting
    Day 6: Shooting
    Day 7: Fieldtrip & Editing Workshop
    Day 8: Download Footage & Editing
    Day 9: Editing
    Day 10: Editing (finishing, graphics, music)

    Thanks for your interest in our program. We are excited to teach your kids the craft of filmmaking and to help them produce and complete an amazing story. Our camp is fast paced and covers each aspect of filmmaking. Hopefully your son or daughter will find something here which allows them to express their unique, creative gift. But every participant, regardless of their learning style, will be exposed to important 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, communication, planning, thinking on their feet, and so much more. These skills are critical to their future success but are often under-developed in the traditional classroom. We are very much looking forward to having your son or daughter with us for two weeks and helping to bring their story to life!

    Hello Future Filmmaker: Are you ready to make a movie? We promise you will have fun and learn a lot! All of our staff and volunteers are in the movie business in one way or another and will work with you as you make your short film. It will be a challenging 2 weeks, so get ready to be at your creative best. Some of our previous films have even won awards including screenings at major film festivals, invitations to the White House and the American Film Institute and college scholarship money. This is our Fourth Wall of Fame. We’d like to add your name to it.

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