The New York Film Academy will be conducting all after-school and weekend camps online for 2020. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here. We are looking forward to providing a wonderful online experience for all of you.

Online Summer Camps: Filmmaking for Kids

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 4-hours per day at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • You have the option to enroll in classes starting 10 a.m. Eastern Time or Pacific Time (both start time options are available through the application).

Requirements

1-Week Kids Filmmaking Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $650 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 10 sessions, total 20 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Continuity Film exercise: 5 to 7 shot exercise breaking down an action or series of actions into different shots while maintaining the illusion of spatial, temporal and emotional continuity (2-3 minutes in length).

The New York Film Academy’s 1-Week Online Filmmaking Camps introduce kids to the world of filmmaking and provide a fun and supportive environment to help them explore their passion for visual storytelling. No prior experience is required — only enthusiasm!

Like all New York Film Academy programs, our kid’s filmmaking camp emphasizes learning by doing. Students will work hands-on with their own digital cameras, such as an iPhone, and learn how to compose, direct, light and edit for quality images.

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – Basics of screenwriting structure and works to build a fundamental understanding of story. Students work to formulate their film ideas in this class. 

Directing – Students are taught the language of cinema and how a director effectively communicates a story to their audience. Focused on aspects of visual storytelling and continuity-style scene coverage this class also teaches the way a director prepares for production. 

Cinematography – This class introduces students to the fundamentals of cinematography, creative visual storytelling and camera operation as applied to shooting with a mobile device. 

Editing – Students learn the basics of editing theory and application using iMovie, apps like adobe rush or other available options on ones device. Creating a timeline, inserting and splicing footage, special digital effects like transitions, filters and project exporting are the main skills taught. 

Final Screening/Graduation – this class will celebrate the students final work by viewing all the films in a screening and discussing what directorial choices were effective and why.

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2-Week Kids Filmmaking Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $1,300 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 20 sessions, total 40 hours
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Continuity Film exercise: 5 to 7 shot exercise breaking down an action or series of actions into different shots while maintaining the illusion of spatial, temporal and emotional continuity (2-3 minutes).
    • POV Film exercise: Through a series of shots the filmmaker will communicate the point of view of one “character” in a scene. POV technique will be taught in the Director’s Craft Class (2-5 minutes).

Our 2-week online camps challenge kids to bring their stories to life. Students work hands-on with their own digital cameras, such as an iPhone, and learn how to compose, direct, light and edit for quality images. In the first week, campers create a short silent continuity film, and in the second week, students build upon their knowledge to create a film of greater complexity, to be viewed at their end of camp screening.

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – Continuing to explore basics of screenwriting structure and work to build a fundamental understanding of story, adding elements of dialogue to the storytelling in their second film. Students work to formulate their film ideas in this class. 

Directing – Students are taught the language of cinema and how a director effectively communicates a story to their audience. Focused on aspects of visual storytelling and continuity-style scene coverage this class also teaches the way a director prepares for production. 

Cinematography – This class introduces students to the fundamentals of cinematography, creative visual storytelling and camera operation as applied to shooting with a mobile device.  

Editing – Students learn the basics of editing theory and application using iMovie, apps like adobe rush or other available options on ones device. Creating a timeline, inserting and splicing footage, special digital effects like transitions, filters and project exporting are the main skills taught.  

Final Screening/Graduation – this class will celebrate the students final work by viewing all the films in a screening and discussing what directorial choices were effective and why.

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