Summer camps for 2021 are currently being planned for both in-person and online options. However, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person teen camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA teen summer camp from another city, state or country. All after-school and weekend camps will be conducted online, until further notice. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here.

Online Summer Camps:
3D Animation for Kids

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Application and payment deadline is at 4:00 p.m. EST the Thursday before the start of the program. Individuals who apply and/or pay past the deadline may be admitted on a case by case basis but may also experience a delay in receiving the necessary information to join the first class.

Camp Durations

  • 1-Week
  • 2-Week

Camp Schedules

  • Classes are scheduled daily, Monday-Friday.
  • Students meet 11:30 am ET to 4:30 pm ET (lunch from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)

Requirements

  • Windows or Mac laptop or desktop, preferably no older than four five years, with a minimum of 8GB of RAM, 16GB preferred
  • External mouse with right, left, and center click options
  • You will be downloading a few free/discounted educational softwares for this program.  Your instructor/camps director will reach out to you in the few days leading up to the program with specific instructions on how to download these programs.  *Please do not try to download software in advance.

At the New York Film Academy, we pride ourselves on being the premiere hands on 3D animation camp for kids. During our one and two-week 3D animation camps young students engage with Disney’s 12 principles of animation. Learning how they can bring their own original creations to life.

Students learn fundamental methods of modeling through simple exercises using industry-standard animation software. They explore the wonderful 3D world. Characters pitch a ball, swing a hammer, squash and stretch characters.

At NYFA, story is king and queen. Here, kids learn to develop and write; creating a character’s relationship with conflict and resolution. Each camp kid writes, directs, and animates their own scene. Creating simple character models and sets they focus on the creative aspects of story development. All the while developing their new animation skills. At the end of camp, students celebrate their movies with a screening open to friends and family.

 

 

1-Week Kids 3D Animation Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $650 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 10 sessions, total 20 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • One 20-25 second movie of a story or scene, featuring modeling, materials, animation and sound.

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – In this class, kids will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of effective storytelling, including story structure and character development. 

Modeling – Campers create a simple character and props for a scene. 

Animation – Our young students employ Disney’s animation principles to animate their character.

Final Movie – Students make a screen-recording of their scenes using the industry standard Adobe After Effects to finalize and add sound for the final presentation.

 

 

2-Week Kids 3D Animation Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $1,300 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 20 sessions, total 40 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • One 20-30 second rendered movie of a story or scene, featuring modeling, lighting, materials, animation and sound.

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – In this class, kids will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of effective storytelling, including story structure and character development.  

Modeling – Campers create a simple character and props for a story or scene. 

Lighting – Using the industry standard rendering software ‘Arnold,’ campers will texture and light their character and scene. 

Animation – Our young students employ Disney’s animation principles to animate their character to tell the story. 

Final Movie – Students render their movies using the industry standards Arnold and Adobe After Effects to finalize and add sound for the final presentation.

CAMP INFORMATION

2-Week Online Kids AnimationDates:

Jul 12, 2021 – Jul 23, 2021
Jul 26, 2021 – Jul 30, 2021
Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021

1-Week Online Kids AnimationDates:

Jul 12, 2021 – Jul 16, 2021
Jul 26, 2021 – Jul 30, 2021
Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 13, 2021

12-Weekend Kids AnimationDates:

Sep 25, 2021 – Dec 4, 2021

Kid Camp Locations