Prerequisite: 3 or 4-Week HD Filmmaking or 6-Week HD Filmmaking Summer Camp
Build Upon Your Filmmaking Skills
In this intensive, 6-Week Advanced Film Camp, students take the next creative and technical step in their mastery of the craft of filmmaking. Each student will direct and edit a short film of six to eight minutes employing a more professional package, including higher-end high definition cameras and a larger grip and sound equipment package.
This course is open only to students who have previously completed a Three-Week, Four-Week or Six-Week HD Filmmaking Camp at the New York Film Academy. This is an intensive course meant to nurture passionate film students. Prior to starting the program, students must submit a short script of three to six pages that they will direct during the workshop. This is a necessary requirement, as the development of the film during week one, and they must have a project ready to go!
The professional HD cameras used in the 6-Week Advanced Camp course allow students to capture extraordinarily detailed images in a cost-effective manner. Hands-on classes in camera, lighting, sound, directing, and editing will give students the opportunity to explore creative possibilities on set and help them prepare for their own projects.
In Production Workshop classes, students will shoot camera and lighting tests on HD, as well as a short scene to review the conventions of film coverage.
At the end of the second week of the course, students will enter production. Working in small crews and under the guidance of an instructor, each student will be given two production days to complete a short, sync sound film.
When not directing, students rotate in the roles of Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, Sound Operator, and Gaffer. The final two weeks of the program will be spent on digital editing and sound design. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will celebrate with a final screening for cast, crew, family, and invited guests.
This program demands full-time commitment during class as well as on evenings and weekends. Given the intensity of this workshop, students enrolled in the Advanced Filmmaking Camp may not participate in the usual group activities planned for our other high school film camps. When not in class or shooting film, students will be casting, location scouting, creating storyboards, and rehearsing.
Tuition includes all classes and the use of the HD digital video camera, accessories, lighting package and sound equipment designed for this program. Tuition does not include any additional production expenses that may arise from a student’s script (including costumes, props, location expenses, and food). The Film Academy encourages students to minimize any additional expenses, with the understanding that the quality of a project is not proportional to the cost; rather to the effort and creativity involved.
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Instructors will advise students on minimizing extra costs. The students must take responsibility for extra expenses incurred due to the scope of their productions.
Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are subject to change.