Youth Super 8 & 16mm Filmmaking Camp

Youth Super 8 & 16mm Filmmaking Camp


Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 29

Shooting or experimenting on film can be one of most unique and memorable experiences a child can have in an art camp. Remember the excitement of taking a photo with a disposable camera and seeing that photo come to life once developed? We teach that still - but with live action cameras! (Fun fact: Way back when, before we became what is now ASoF - we were a collective of artists called Austin Cinemaker Co-op who did this every day!

In Austin's only in-depth Super 8 camp, students will learn how to handle and shoot with professional Super 8 film cameras and create their very own Super 8 short film. From camera basics, shoot techniques to the chemical process, developing their own film and splicing their final 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 (digitized! technology!). No previous experience in film required.

This camp is lead by MMAC's Education & Programs Director who has a deep passion for keeping Super 8 filmmaking alive in Texas! With more than 10+ years experience with shooting on film - you can read more about her & her involvement at ASoF below. 

All films will be screened for the public at Alamo Drafthouse (Mueller) as part of ASoF's annual Loud & Clear Youth Film Festival on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

✩ open to ages 9 - 12 ✩

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CAMP SCHEDULE: Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 29 / 2pm - 5pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Youth Summer Camps are for ages 9 - 12 only; no prior experience required!

ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED: students will have access to professional Super 8 cameras, film dark room & all other gear needed. 

ALL DAY CAMPS: students can opt for an all-day summer camp experience by choosing both a MORNING & AFTERNOON session (ex. Digital Filmmaking + Editing & After Effects)... Mix & match for a full day of fun!

LUNCH BREAK: all-day campers will have a lunch break from 1pm - 2pm in their home room with games, movies & fun! Note: lunch is not provided; campers must bring a sack lunch every day. However, ASoF does provide snacks & beverages throughout the camp's duration.