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 August 10th, 2014. Showcase times will depend on the camper’s class. The showcase is closed to the public, if you are looking for information on the showcase and have not received an RSVP email, call 512-478-4795 or email RSVP@austinfilmfestival.com.  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 2014 Summer Camp Guide!


Register:

 

 

Class Registration Ages 13-18:

Price: $390.00

 

 

 

Ages 13-18

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.

Classes Still Available:
Monday, July 28th – Friday, August 1st                 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 – Registration Now Closed
Monday July 7th – Friday July 18th           1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sold Out!

Ages 9-12

FILMMAKING 101:

$195/$390 full-day (AFF Members: $175*/$345 full-day, Summer Film Camp Alumni: $180/$355 full-day)

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. Due to popular demand we have added a NEW Filmmaking 101 class as marked below!

Classes still available:
Monday, July 21st – Friday, July 25th                  9:00 am – 4:00 pm – New Full Day Addition! ($390)

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

 

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.

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

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 – Sold Out!
Monday, June 16th – Friday, June 20th                          1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sold Out!
Monday, July 7th– Friday, July 11th                                 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Registration now closed
Monday, July 14th — Friday July 18th                              1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sold Out!

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 – Registration Now Closed

 

Full Day Classes with AFF: We have sold out of all full day sessions of Summer Film Camp. 


Scholarships

 

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 May 11th 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

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.