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, ages 9 to 17, work with creative professionals to realize learn and create their own short films, animation and new media. From developing new idea to planning their production to learning vauble technical and creative skills in film, art and tech. ASoF summer camps fully and quickly immerses students into the wonderful world of creative 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.

 


SIGN UP FOR 2 CAMPS AND RECIEVE 15% OFF TUITION


 

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


Digital Filmmaking for Youth 

Ages: 9-12

Aspiring filmmakers, start creating! Explore and experience every aspect of filmmaking in this two-week camp! Students will work in pairs collaborating and sharing ideas to create their very own short film with hands-on exercises in composition, camera movement, storyboarding, image, sound development and editing instruction with Final Cut Pro X.

 

About the 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: 7

  

Creative Animation: 2D & Stop-Motion
Ages: 9-12
 

Students will create their own animated worlds using a variety of techniques, including 2D digital animation with professional software platform Adobe Animate, stop-motion animation with Hue cameras and light boards and claymation. Students will leave the camp with a series completed short animations ulitizing different animation styles and techniques. No previous experience needed!

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

About the instructor: TBA

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats:9

 

 

Super 8 + Abstract Filmmkaing
Ages: 9-12

Shooting or experimenting on film can be one of most unique and memorable experiences a child can have in an art camp. In this camp, students will learn how to handle and shoot with Super 8 film cameras and create their very own Super 8 short film. From camera basics, shoot techniques to the chemical process, development and splicing your reel. We will also explore the highly experimental and deeply satisfying world of creating 16mm direct animation with a wide range of techniques including: painting directly on film, exposing film out-of-camera, working with colored leader, and working with found footage. Students will leave the camp with 1-2 completed short films. No previous experience in film required.

 

About the Instructor:

Faiza Kracheni is a multimedia artist, musician and Texas native currently living and working in Austin, Texas. Her work primarily focuses with film, in such formats as Super 8, 16mm and 35mm drawing inspiration from the world and people around her. Her work has screened in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Oklahoma and Austin. She is currently working on a new work to premiere Austin, Texas in Fall 2017. 

 

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

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats:14

 

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


Digital Filmmaking for Youth 

Ages: 9-12

Aspiring filmmakers, start creating! Explore and experience every aspect of filmmaking in this two-week camp! Students will work in pairs collaborating and sharing ideas to create their very own short film with hands-on exercises in composition, camera movement, storyboarding, image, sound development and editing instruction with Final Cut Pro X. 

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

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats: 14

 

Creative Animation: 2D & Stop-Motion
Ages: 9-12
 

Students will create their own animated worlds using a variety of techniques, including drawing and flash animation. Students work in pairs producing uniquely creative projects. No prior animation experience required.

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

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats:14

 

Special Effects & Green Screen + Editing & After Effects
Ages: 9-12

This camp is an introduction to using Adobe After Effects and editing platforms such as Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere. We will help you understand the basics of video editing, special effects, animation, compositing and working in our green screen studio. With FCP and After Effects, editors, producers and animators can get instruction on the complete process of digital editing: logging footage, creating motion graphics and composite layers of QuickTime movies and graphc files.

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

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats:6

 

Scary Filmmaking With Special Effects
Ages: 9-12

Students will work together to create a fun and scary short film from start to finish. Students will experience hands on how to storyboard, develop sound and camera movement to create their very spooky group short. Each student is encouraged to bring fun props and will have the opportunity to get horrified with fun costume makeup and special effects! Each student will take home a copy of their final film and be featured on our website. No prior experience required! All welcome!

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

Tuition: $395 (30 hours)

Seats: 12

 

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!