SESSION I: JUNE 12 - JUNE 24
2017 Youth Summer Film Camp

 


"At their age, most of us just watched movies. These young film buffs make them."

- Chris Garcia, Austin-American Statesman


Austin School of Film's award-winning Youth Summer Film Camp is made up of intensive two-week courses that cover the fundamentals and creative aspects of filmmaking, animation, acting & directing, and editing. Students work with creative professionals to realize learn and create their own short films, animation and new media. Our programs are known for its award winning youth films with screenings at the Guggenheim Museum, AFI Film Festival, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, The Austin Film Festival, Austin Youth Film Festival, South by South West, Nashville Film Festival and many more.

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MORNING CAMPS: 10:00AM - 1:00PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY

Digital Filmmaking for Youth 

Ages: 9-12

Time: 10am - 1pm, M-F

Date: June 12 - 23, 2017

Explore the world of film and experience every aspect of digital filmmaking in this two week camp. Students will work together and learn hands-on what goes into creating a polished short film and attain film production skills such as: storyboard, writing a screenplay, casting their film, and technical aspects of filmmaking including camera movement + shots, sound recording, lighting, set design, location scouting and post-production such as editing their film with professional platform Final Cut Pro X. Students will play each role in filmmaking and be immersed into their own filmmaking crew! No experience or supplies required - get ready for a summer of filmmaking fun!

About the Camp Instructor:

Carrie Cates as a Radio-TV-Film degree from Indiana State University and studied film theory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and the co-founder of the Austin Youth Film Festival. Since moving from the Hoosier state to Austin, she has produced 3 feature length films: Summer League, Wind & Rain, and Intrusion Disconnected and number of shorts. She currently serves as a Director at Motion Media Arts Center.

All films are screened for the public at the Alamo Drafthouse during the Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival.

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats left: 0

  

Creative Animation: 2D & Stop-Motion

Ages: 9-12

Time: 10am - 1pm, M-F

Date: June 12 - 23, 2017 

Students will create their own animated worlds using a variety of techniques, including drawing and 2D digital animation, using professional software + tools such as: wacom tablets, Adobe Animate, light boards, Photoshop and a variety of art supplies.

Students will gain a fundemental understanding and instruction of the creative software and digital tools used to create professional animations while hands-on learning while creating! No prior animation experience required.

About the Camp Instructor:

Lara Milhazes moved to Austin, Texas from Portugal in 2014 and is currently living + working in the lone star state. In Portugal, she developed many skills in event production, film production, animation, VJ, and video mapping.

Since moving to the US, she has assisted on developing and co-teaching animation and film classes at various organizations including Austin School of Film. She also has worked with such places such as Monstra Fest and Curtas Fest and producing professional workshops from artist/VJ as part of EYEON. Some of her favorite hobbies include surfing and paddle boarding on town lake.

All films are screened for the public at the Alamo Drafthouse during the Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival.

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats left:0

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMPS: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Scary Filmmaking With Special Effects

Ages: 9-12

Time: 2am - 5pm, M-F

Date: June 12 - 23, 2017

In this scary filmmaking camp, students will work together to create a short film centered around the "scary" genre from concept to completion. Students will learn hands-on what goes into creating a polished short film and attain film production skills such as: storyboard, writing a screenplay, casting their film, and technical aspects of filmmaking including camera movement + shot lists, sound recording, lighting, set design, location scouting and post-production such as editing their film with Final Cut Pro X.

 Each student is encouraged to bring fun props and will have the opportunity to get horrified with fun costume makeup and special effects! Students will leave camp with a final copy of their completed short film(s). No prior experience required! All welcome!

 

About the Camp Instructor:

Illyana Bocanegra is a videomaker and content producer in Austin, Texas. Her focus is in documentary filmmaking and storytelling. Her experience working with non-profits such as E4Youth, Studium, and #bossbabesATX, guides her work to focus on community, the arts, and young people. She currently is working on a web series with poet Julian Copado about the lives of three young, latinx, adults living their parent's American dream.

 

All films are screened for the public at the Alamo Drafthouse during the Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival.

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats left: 0

 

FAQ:

~ What are the size of our camps?  

Our Summer Camps are capped at 15 students per camp.

 

~ Does Austin School of Film provide campers lunch?

Austin School of Film will provide snacks and beverages throughout the day. All day campers are required to bring a sack lunch. The last day of camp will be served as a screening party with pizza and beverages provided by ASoF! Invite your friends and family to enjoy some pizza & view your films with the other campers. We prefer students do not bring glass. Students are welcome to bring their own favorite snacks and beverages.

 

~ Are students permitted at any time to leave school campus?

No student is allowed to leave school campus during the duration of camp unless accompanied by their guardian/parent.

 

~ When is drop off and pick up?

Earliest drop off time is 9:30AM for morning camp & 12:30PM for afternoon camp. If student is being picked up early for any reason, please notify our offices by call or email prior to the pick-up.

 

~ Is the content of the films created by campers censored?

Austin School of Film does not believe in censoring our students. However, there are rules! 1) No fake or real weapons or blood of any kind. 2) No cursing or foul language. 3) No mindless violence or inappropriate content. Our instructors are mindful of the creative flow of our students and will assure their film ideas are thought out and constructed in a positive environment.

 

~Does ASoF provide scholarships?

Each camp session has 3 spots for scholarship students. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for a camp, please contact us for more information.

 

Questions? Contact!