4-Week Summer Film Camp for Teens

Learn How To Shoot A Short Movie at NYFA

This dynamic summer film camp, offered at multiple NYFA campuses and locations, provides students aged 14-17 with a strong introduction to the craft of filmmaking. In the camp, students learn how to shoot a short movie, and write, shoot, direct, and edit their own short films and video content.

Program Description

Camp Name: 4-Week Filmmaking Camp for Teens

The four-week film camp for teens is structured around the production of a few short films and projects of increasing complexity. Every week, students work on a different film project, and learn how to shoot a short movie using HDSLR digital cameras, professional lighting packages, and industry-standard digital editing software. Throughout the camp, students study and gain actual experience in directing, basic screenwriting, camera, lighting, editing, and post-production workflow, as well as how to direct actors.

Students also work on peer films, collaborating in four-person crews and rotating through key crew positions. Films are screened in class with the instructor, and help students build skills in accepting creative criticism and collaboration with peers. All level one students should bring a 500GB – 1TB hard drive to save their project files, as well as a digital copy of their work. Students who complete the camp are invited to share their final films in a screening open to friends and family.

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


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