Learn How to Shoot a Short Movie at NYFA
During this intensive filmmaking camp, students aged 14-17 get a hands-on introduction to filmmaking. Throughout the hands-on summer camp, students learn how to shoot a short movie through coursework and projects, writing, directing and editing their own content. No experience is required to attend.
Camp Name: 3-Week Filmmaking Camp for Teens
The three-week film camp for teens is structured around the production of short films and video content of increasing complexity. Each student learns how to shoot a short movie, as well as how to write, direct, and edit their own content using professional HDSLR digital video cameras and industry-standard digital editing software. Over the course of the program, students develop skills in screenwriting, camera, lighting, editing, and post-production, as well as how to direct actors. When their peers direct, students rotate among crew positions of gaffer, assistant camera, and director of photography.
We recommend that students in the camp bring a 500GB – 1TB hard drive to store their work and save a digital copy of their film. At the end of the camp, the final films are celebrated in a screening open to cast, crew, friends, and family.
To learn more about NYFA’s teen camps, visit the NYFA Camp Brochure.
This program is available at NYFA New York and Los Angeles during the summer. At NYFA LA, students may shoot at Griffith Park, the Universal Studios backlot, or other notable locations, depending on availability. Students who study at NYFA New York may shoot in Manhattan or nearby neighborhoods.