Young Filmmakers Program > Summer Film Camp: Ages 9-18

Summer Film Camp: Ages 9-18

 

12th Annual Summer Film Camp
At St. Austin Catholic School
1911 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
June 9 – August 1, 2014

Summer Film Camp, presented by Austin Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers Program, returns in June for its 12th annual program of screenwriting, filmmaking and claymation workshops for aspiring filmmakers ages 9 – 18.  These hands-on workshops, led by inspired industry pros, teach campers how to find and tell their own stories, as well as the basic steps in making films. This immersion in a creative world is not only skill-building and idea-triggering, it’s also really, really fun.

In addition to workshop sessions, campers participate in panel discussions with guest speakers.  Past speakers include Anne Rapp (screenwriter – Dr. T and the Women, script supervisor – Funny People, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Color Purple), Jeff Nichols (writer/director – Take Shelter), Dan French (Emmy®-nominated late-night comedy writer), Alvaro Rodriguez (screenwriter, Machete) and Tom Holland (writer/director – Fright Night).  Topics are based on the expertise and experiences of these creative heroes, who not only inspire campers but talk to them about the bigger world of film.

The campers’ finished films will premiere at the Summer Film Camp Showcase (Location and times TBA).  Students will also receive a DVD copy of their projects so they can always have the fruit of this summer’s experience.

All workshops and panels are held at St. Austin Catholic School.

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Featured in the Austin Chronicle’s 2013 Summer Camp Guide and Community Impact’s 2013 Summer Camp Guide!


Register

Single Class Registration Ages 9-12: Claymation Creations, Filmmaking 101

Price: $195.00

 

 

 

 

Single Class Registration Agest 9-12: Extreme Claymation Creations, Advanced Filmmaking 101

Price: $390.

 

 

 

 

Class Registration Ages 13-18:

Price: $390.00

 

 

 

 

Full Day Class Registration Ages 9-12 (Information Below): Claymation Creations, Filmmaking 101

Price: $370.00

 

 

 


Scholarship

 

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available for students interested in attending the Summer Film Camp. Scholarships for AFF’s Summer Film Camp are needs based. The deadline for consideration is April, 27th 2014. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Download the form below and email to yfpdirector@austinfilmfestival.com, fax to 512-478-6205 or mail to

Austin Film Festival
Summer Film Camp
1801 Salina St
Austin, TX 78702

2014 Scholarship Application


Workshops

 

Full Day Classes with AFF!

NEW COMBO DAY FULL CLASS ADDED – Week of July 7th – July 11th

Want to sign your 9-12 year old up for a full day of camp? Check out our blocked schedule so they can attend Filmmaking 101 in the morning and Claymation in the afternoon. Lunch supervision will be provided. Check out our discounted rates for this class combination. We’ve also added a few full day classes!

SAVE! July 7th – July 11th,  July 14th – 18th Combo Class Rates $370  (non-member) $330 (member)  $350 (alumni)

Ages 9-12

CLAYMATION CREATIONS:

 $195 (AFF Members: $175*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $180)

Discover how movies like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” are made in this fun, interactive workshop where students learn the basics of claymation. Students will work individually and in teams to master this truly hands-on craft as they bring clay objects and figures to life with three-dimensional stop-motion animation.

Monday, June 9th – Friday, June 13th                            9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Enrollment Now Closed
Monday, June 16th – Friday, June 20th                            1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 7th– Friday, July 11th                                  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – New Addition!
Monday, July 14th – Friday July 18th                                 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EXTREME CLAYMATION CREATIONS:

$390 (AFF Members: $345*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $355)

Expand your knowledge of stop-motion animation with this advanced workshop. Take your animation to the next level by learning to create storyboards, animate clay characters, utilize advanced filmmaking techniques, camera angels, and even set construction.

Monday, June 23rd – Friday, June 27th              9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

FILMMAKING 101:

$195 (AFF Members: $175*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $180)

Making a film is not easy. But don’t worry; we’re here to help! In this intensely hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how to translate your ideas from script to screen by learning storytelling techniques, screenwriting, directing, camera operation, sound recording, and editing. For the overall filmmaking experience, this workshop can’t be beat! In this workshop students will work in teams to write, produce, and edit their very own short.

Monday, June 16th  – Friday, June 20th               9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Enrollment Closed
Monday, July 7th- Friday, July 11th                       9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th                   9:00 am -  12:00 pm

 

ADVANCED FILMMAKING 101:

$390 (AFF Members: $345*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $355)

In this class, students will learn to expand their creative storytelling abilities. This class is intended for students that have already made multiple films on their own. In this next level class students will be expected to work in teams to create short films. We will explore the importance of writing and pre-production before picking up a camera. Put your storytelling skills to the test and create a short using the power of the moving image.

Monday, July 21st – Friday, July 25th                  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Ages 13-18

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

$390 (AFF Members: $345*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $355)

This hands-on workshop teaches the foundation of production as students collaborate on short digital video projects. Topics include story structure, writing, direction, camera operation, sound, and editing. This program welcomes genre categories from horror to comedy and everything in between. Students will complete the course with an understanding of the overall process if writing and editing from start to finish!

Monday, June 9th – Friday, June 20th      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday July 7th – Friday July 18th           1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

ADVANCED SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

$390 (AFF Members: $345*, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $355)

In this class, students will learn to expand their creative storytelling abilities. This class is intended for students that have already made multiple films on their own. In this next-level class, students will be expected to work in teams to create short films. We will explore the importance of writing and pre-production before picking up a camera. Put your storytelling skills to the test and create a short using the power of the moving image.

Monday, July 28th – Friday, August 1                 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Questions?

For more information, please contact our Young Filmmakers Program Director at YFPDirector@austinfilmfestival.com or 512-478-4795

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Austin Film Festival is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.