As in all of the New York Film Academy filmmaking camps, students will have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit in a hands-on environment.
Taught by instructors with tremendous hands-on experience and training from the nation’s elite film schools-NYU, USC, UCLA, and the AFI-one-week students will eat, drink, and breathe movie making. The pace of this one-week camp is feverish, and each student will complete a short exercise to be screened at the conclusion of the workshop. Students may take the One-Week HD Filmmaking Camp and One-Week Acting Camp in two consecutive weeks.
The camp begins with two days of intensive study in camera, writing, and directing. On days three and four, students shoot their individual exercises. Day five is comprised of editing class and post-production.
In the One-Week HD Filmmaking Summer Camp for Teens, each student will write, produce, direct, and digitally edit his or her own film on digital video and will rotate among crew positions when his or her classmates shoot.
Equipment and Facilities
Students enrolled in the Academy’s Film Camp will use HD digital video cameras and digital editing software.
The One-Week HD Film Summer Camp for Teens was designed to serve the needs of different types of students. For students contemplating a longer-term education in filmmaking or a career in the entertainment industry, it is an excellent introduction. This one-week camp gives students an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as the exhilaration of seeing a project through completion.
For others, the One-Week HD Film Camp is an escape vacation—an opportunity to have fun doing something completely different. Some students are simply interested in learning about the way a movie is made.
In every category, we have had students return to the Academy for one of our longer, more involved programs. Many of our one-week students get “bitten by the film bug” during the program, and realize that one week will not fulfill their desire to learn all they can about the process of movie making.
All students enrolling in the One-Week HD Filmmaking Camp should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week camp should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying film and perfecting their craft.
For New York City, housing is not available during the 8/16-8/22 and 8/23-8/29 programs. Programs during these dates (in New York City) are for commuter students only.
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Please note that dates, prices, and curriculum are subject to change.