Prerequisite: 3 or 4-Week Filmmaking Camp or 6-Week Filmmaking Camp
In this advanced 3-Week Filmmaking II summer camp for teens, each student gets the opportunity to write, direct, and edit an original short film of 4-6 minutes in length. Prior to starting the three-week camp, students must provide a short script of 3-6 pages in length. Scripts can include dialogue, although visual storytelling will be encouraged. This is a necessary requirement as there is no time to write scripts once the program begins.
Hands-on classes in camera, lighting, sound, directing, and editing will give students the opportunity to explore the possibilities and characteristics of the industry-standard HD cameras they work with and help them prepare for their own projects. Advanced camera, sound, lighting, and grip equipment will be introduced that is not a part of NYFA’s introductory camps. These new tools will help students improve both their technical and storytelling skills.
In Production Workshop classes, students will shoot camera and lighting tests, as well as a short scene to review the conventions of film coverage. During the third week of the camp, students will go into production. Working in crews of four with an instructor, each student will have one to two production days. When not directing, students rotate in the roles of director of photography, assistant camera, and sound operator.
This summer camp demands a full commitment during class as well as on evenings and weekends. Students in this camp may not be able to participate in all of the usual group trips and activities planned for our other high school film camps. When not in class or shooting film, students will be casting, creating storyboards, and rehearsing.
For teens who already have experience with filmmaking and want to advance their skills and experience as a filmmaker, NYFA’s 3-Week Filmmaking II summer camp for teens is the ideal choice.
Students should bring a hard drive of 250 GB or larger.
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Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are subject to change.