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: Filmmaking II 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

 

 

1-Week Kids Filmmaking II Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $700 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 10 sessions, total 20
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Experience in screenwriting software
    • A completed short film script 
    • A sizzle reel

The New York Film Academy’s 1-Week Online Filmmaking Level II Camp for Kids has been designed by our faculty of professional filmmakers to help guide returning students in the next steps towards creating their own script and filming a short teaser. This online filmmaking II program is a great stepping stone for those interested in moving forward with their education and career as a filmmaker.  Students will learn how to write a more complex script and how to record, edit and use a teaser for pre-production needs. Each filmmaker will leave ready for the two week level II class, or have a strong foundation to begin independently creating more advanced scripts and teasers from home.

Class Descriptions

Writing II – Focused on proper screenplay formatting and detail around characters, action and dialogue, students begin right away with getting their story ideas on the page. 

Genre and Styles – A deeper dive into creative filmmaking styles and genres to hone in on each individual filmmaker’s taste and a plan for execution. 

Directing II – Preparing filmmakers for how to conceptualize what they will need to make their short teaser as well as more preparation for directing actors. 

The Sizzle Reel- A shooting and editing lab used to give students time in class to work on their teasers or director’s reel with the teacher’s guidance and support. 

Intro to Producing – Fundamentals of producing. Focusing on producing your own work and what is needed to begin the pre-production process for a short indie film.

 

 

2-Week Kids Filmmaking II Camp – Online

  • Tuition: $1,400 (USD)
  • Camp Hours: 20 sessions, total 40
  • Campers will leave the program with:
    • Experience in screenwriting software
    • A completed short film script
    • A sizzle reel
    • Casting workshop with Actors
    • A live table reading

In the 2-Week Online Filmmaking Level II Camp for Kids our amazing faculty of industry professionals will help guide returning students in the next steps toward developing their own script, a deeper dive into the pre-production process and directing actors live. This online filmmaking II program is a great stepping stone for those interested in moving forward with their education and career as a filmmaker, especially those with a focus on writing and directing. Students will leave knowing how to write a more complex script, run casting sessions, a deeper understanding of pre-production and how to direct actors.

Class Descriptions

Writing II – Focused on proper screenplay formatting and detail around characters, action and dialogue, students begin right away with getting their story ideas on the page. 

Genre and Styles – A deeper dive into creative filmmaking styles and genres to hone in on each individual filmmaker’s taste and a plan for execution. 

Directing II – Preparing filmmakers for how to conceptualize what they will need to make their short teaser as well as more preparation for directing actors. 

The Sizzle Reel- A shooting and editing lab used to give students time in class to work on their teasers or director’s reel with the teacher’s guidance and support. 

Intro to Producing – Fundamentals of producing. Focusing on producing your own work and what is needed to begin the pre-production process for a short indie film.

Pre-Production Workshop – Fine tuning any last changes on the script made in week one and preparing materials for the next steps of production including; Character breakdowns, synopsis, casting notices. 

Casting Workshop – Together with the level II actors, filmmakers will curate and run a comprehensive submission, call back and casting process with the actors from our Acting Level II. 

Directing Actors II – An in depth approach on how to work with actors in a creative, respectful and efficient manner to lift the story from the page. 

Directing Workshop – Actors and Directors come together to rehearse the new short film scripts they’ve officially cast. 

Table Reading – The culmination of both weeks is a live table reading with actors performing the directors final work.

CAMP INFORMATION

2-Week Online Kids FilmmakingDates:

Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021

2-Week Online Kids Filmmaking IIDates:

Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021

1-Week Online Kids FilmmakingDates:

Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 13, 2021

1-Week Online Kids Filmmaking IIDates:

Aug 9, 2021 – Aug 13, 2021

12-Weekend Kids FilmmakingDates:

Sep 25, 2021 – Dec 4, 2021


Sep 25, 2021 – Dec 4, 2021

12-Weekend Kids Filmmaking llDates:

Sep 25, 2021 – Dec 4, 2021


Sep 25, 2021 – Dec 4, 2021

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