Teens

Film & Acting Camps in Los Angeles/Hollywood

Shooting on the backlot of Universal Studios

All Camp Programs are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Universal Studios.

In June 2015, the New York Film Academy brings its High School Summer Film and Acting Camps to California for our eighteenth summer. In the high school workshops, each student writes, directs, shoots, and edits, or acts in his or her own short films.

LOS ANGELES

Universal Studios, whose neighborhood is commonly known as Universal City, is centrally located in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has perfect weather, a vibrant and culturally diverse population, and inseparable ties to the film industry.

From Hollywood, Malibu, and Westwood to China­town and the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles lives up to its billing. In past summers, group excursions have included: a cruise to Catalina Island, a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain, surfing lessons, a beach cookout, and of course screenings at Hollywood’s great movie palaces such as, Mann’s Chinese and the Cinerama Dome.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BACKLOT

The New York Film Academy opens the studio’s doors to the filmmakers-to-be of the world. Rather than being on the outside of the gates, peering in like tourists, students live and breathe filmmaking within the very heart of the action.

Students get hands-on experience at NYFA Summer CampUniversal Studios sprawls over 415 acres of offices, alleys, interior sound stages and outside movie sets. Arrangements have been made with Universal Studios to shoot our in-class production exercises on their prestigious and widely used backlot, a landscape literally made up of the neighborhoods of the world. Driving around the lot, one alternately happens across a dusty Mexican villa, an imposing Roman square, a New York alley straight from the 1930s and a street whose saloons and wooden sidewalks harken back to the Wild West. Nearby one passes multiple lakes, an old New England street, and a Renaissance courtyard. New York Film Academy students have the opportunity to direct on these same sets.

SUPERVISION

Students reside at the Oakwood Corporate Housing complex. Oakwood offers two pools, tennis courts, basketball, and volleyball among its amenities. The entire property is gated and there is a 24-hour guard at the entrance to the property. For a virtual tour of this Oakwood property: www.oakwoodtoluca.com

While our students are supervised, please note that Oakwood is a very large property and a certain amount of maturity is required of resident campers. Students and the counselors who supervise them are spread out across the property. This is not a dormitory arrangement where everyone resides on the same hall or floor.

NYFA staff perform nightly curfew checks in person and maintain a 24-hour counselor hotline number. Oakwood housing has 24-hour security on foot and golf cart, so someone is always reachable and just a minute or two away. Students are required to commit to and follow the rules and regulations sent out in advance and reviewed at Orientation. Violation of these rules can result in expulsion from housing and the program.

Students live in a “quad,” which is a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, in which four students share the living room, dining room and kitchen. The apartments are of course single sex. They are fully furnished (bedding, TV, appliances, refrigerator, and stove).

Students get hands-on experience with a digital cameraStudents are matched with their roommates based on age, program, and from the results of a questionnaire sent to families prior to arrival. Students attending with a friend or family member may indicate their rooming preference on the questionnaire.

Counselors live at Oakwood, supervise the students, plan activities and do nightly curfew checks at 10:00 p.m. Counselors are 21 years of age and older and often have previous camp experience and/or residential education experience from college. Many of the counselors also have filmmaking and/or acting experience and enjoy sharing their training with students.

We do extensive background checks on all counselors, including driving and criminal searches using the nation’s largest employee screening service.

Students walk together 10-15 minutes down the hill from the Oakwood complex to the NYFA office and classroom facilities for class and/or shooting. Students shoot their films in a variety of locations—primarily on the Universal backlot in locales such as New York Street, Europe, the Old West, Jurassic Lab as well as others. All interior shooting takes place at Oakwood. Small crews of 3-4 are always supervised by Teaching Assistants.

Saturday activities are mandatory for housed students and include daylong trips typically to Universal Studios Amusement Park, Magic Mountain, Santa Monica/Venice Beach, and sometimes Disneyland. Counselors attend and supervise these outings. Activities take place nearly every weeknight and on Sundays as well, and these are optional. New York Film Academy counselors living at Oakwood, plan and supervise these outings. In case of medical emergency, students are taken either to an Urgent Care facility in the Burbank area or St. Joseph’s Hospital, depending on the severity of their condition. We require all students submit their medical insurance information prior to the start of the workshop.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Although the camp’s daily schedule is demanding, non-commuting students have time to take advantage of the swimming, tennis, and gym facilities. Students take part in organized evening and weekend activities including screenings, visits to amusement parks, and of course, the beach.

HOUSING

The Academy has made arrangements with Oakwood Apartments located across the street from the lot. Students living in the complex can enjoy the use of two pools, six tennis courts and a gym. Students are not required to reside on campus in order to attend the workshop. Families of commuting students must make daily transportation arrangements and/or provide a letter granting permission for the student to travel to and from campus unaccompanied by an adult.

TRANSPORTATION

By request, NYFA staff will meet students at the Los Angeles International Airport. Students are also free to make their way to the campus by car.

FOOD/MEALS:

A catering service provides lunches and dinners. For breakfast, counselors stock each apartment with breakfast foods, like cereal, milk, OJ, bread, bagels, fruit, breakfast bars, and frozen waffles.

If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, simply alert our caterer on the first night at Orientation and accommodations will be made.

Commuting students can bring their own lunch, go off campus with parental permission or they can purchase a lunch and/or dinner plan using our caterer. This can be done the night of Orientation.

Please note students who drive on and off campus, are not permitted to transport other students in their vehicles.

DATES & TUITION FOR THIS LOCATION
PROGRAM START DATE END DATE TUITION*
* Tuition includes all cost for instruction, equipment, and an allotment for film and processing. Tuition does not include transportation, room and board, and personal expenses. Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are subject to change.
TEENS – FILMMAKING
6 Week Combined 16mm & Digital Filmmaking Jun 21, 2015 Aug 1, 2015 $ 7,250
4 Week Filmmaking Jun 21, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 18, 2015
Jan 30, 2016
$ 5,900
3 Week Filmmaking Jun 21, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Aug 8, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
$ 4,620
TEENS – DIGITAL FILMMAKING
4 Week Digital Filmmaking Jan 3, 2016 Jan 30, 2016 $ 5,150
3 Week Digital Filmmaking Jun 21, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Aug 8, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
$ 4,100
1 Week Digital Movie Camp ** Jul 26, 2015
Aug 2, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Aug 1, 2015
Aug 8, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
Jan 9, 2016
$ 1,575
1 Week Music Video Camp ** Jul 5, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 11, 2015
Aug 1, 2015
Jan 9, 2016
$ 1,575
12 Weekend Digital Filmmaking Jan 24, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Jan 23, 2016
Apr 25, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
Apr 24, 2016
$ 1,575
12 Weekend Advanced Digital Filmmaking Jan 24, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Jan 23, 2016
Apr 25, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
Apr 24, 2016
$ 3,150
**Students may take 1 Week Digital Movie Camp, 1 Week Acting Camp, and 1 Week Music Video in three consecutive weeks.
TEENS – ACTING
6 Week Advanced Acting # Jun 21, 2015 Aug 1, 2015 $ 5,750
4 Week Acting for Film Jun 21, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 18, 2015
Jan 30, 2016
$ 4,200
4 Week Advanced Acting for Film Jun 21, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 18, 2015
Jan 30, 2016
$ 4,200
3 Week Acting for Film Jun 21, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Aug 8, 2015
Aug 29, 2015
$ 3,150
3 Week Advanced Acting for Film Jul 19, 2015 Aug 8, 2015 $ 3,150
1 Week Acting Camp ** Jul 5, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
Aug 2, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
Aug 1, 2015
Aug 8, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
Jan 9, 2016
$ 1,050
12 Weekend Acting for Film Jan 24, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Jan 23, 2016
Apr 25, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
Apr 24, 2016
$ 1,575
# Prerequisite: 4 Week Acting for Film Camp Program or 12 Weekend Acting for Film.**Students may take 1 Week Digital Movie Camp, 1 Week Acting Camp, and 1 Week Music Video in three consecutive weeks.
TEENS – ADVANCED DIGITAL VIDEO
6 Week Advanced ++ Jun 21, 2015 Aug 1, 2015 $ 6,500
4 Week Advanced ++ Jan 4, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jan 31, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
Jan 30, 2016
$ 5,150
3 Week Advanced ++ Jul 19, 2015 Aug 8, 2015 $ 4,100
12 Weekend Advanced ++ Jan 24, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Jan 23, 2016
Apr 25, 2015
Dec 12, 2015
Apr 24, 2016
$ 3,150
++ Prerequisite: 4 Week Filmmaking or 4 Week Digital Filmmaking or 6 Week Combined 16mm Film and Digital Video Camp Program or 12 Weekend Digital Filmmaking
TEENS – PHOTOGRAPHY
4 Week Photography Jun 21, 2015 Jul 18, 2015 $ 5,150
3 Week Photography Jul 19, 2015 Aug 8, 2015 $ 4,100
1 Week Photography Jul 19, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
$ 1,575
TEENS – SCREENWRITING
4 Week Screenwriting Jun 21, 2015
Jan 3, 2016
Jul 18, 2015
Jan 30, 2016
$ 4,200
TEENS – VIDEO GAME DESIGN
1 Week Video Game Design Jul 12, 2015 Jul 18, 2015 $ 1,575


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