1-Week Online Summer Filmmaking Camp for Kids

Hands-on Filmmaking for Kids

The New York Film Academy’s 1-Week Online Summer Filmmaking Camp introduces kids to the world of filmmaking and provides a fun and supportive environment to help them explore their passion for visual storytelling. Similar to all NYFA programs, our kids filmmaking camp emphasizes learning by doing, and students work with their own digital cameras, such as an iPhone, and learn how to compose, direct, light and edit for quality images.

Program Description

Program Name: 1-Week Filmmaking Camp for Kids – Online

Class Descriptions

Screenwriting – Students learn the basics of screenwriting structure and build a fundamental understanding of story. Students brainstorm and formulate their film ideas in this class.

Directing – Students are taught the language of cinema and how a director effectively communicates a story to their audience. Focused on aspects of visual storytelling and continuity-style scene coverage, this class also teaches the way a director prepares for production.

Cinematography – This class introduces students to the fundamentals of cinematography, creative visual storytelling and camera operation as applied to shooting with a mobile device.

Editing – Students learn the basics of editing theory and application using iMovie, apps like Adobe Rush or other available options on a device. Students learn skills such as creating a timeline, inserting and splicing footage, special digital effects like transitions, filters and project exporting.

Final Screening/Graduation – This class celebrates the students final work by viewing all the films in a screening and discussing what directorial choices were effective and why.

To learn more about NYFA’s teen camps, visit the NYFA Camp Brochure.


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