Advanced Video Production Summer Camp

Advanced Video Production Camp offers students entering grades 9 – 12 the unique opportunity to develop multimedia production skills including scripting for video, lighting, directing, shooting, editing and special effects. 

This advanced camp is perfect for high schoolers who have at least some experience with digital filmmaking, as well as for those who have completed the basic Video Production camp and want to go further. The Advanced Video camp strives to challenge students to reach a new level of knowledge and technical skill, in a program that is carefully scheduled to maximize each student's progress.

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Students are encouraged to come to the camp with a project in mind, and even with a script draft if possible. The instructors will provide professional advice and each small group will be guided by the teachers in workshopping their script into a piece that is ready for production.

A central goal of the program that students leave with a quality video trailer to illustrate the project and a practiced and well thought out "pitch" prepared for their project idea.  Even students who come with minimal preparatory work can make significant progress, though the clearer the idea of what the filmmaker wants to create in the class, the better the final sample trailer and "pitch" can be.  Preliminary projects completed in the camp will depend on the abilities, interest and follow through of the campers.

Our Advanced Camp participants will be using a professional quality camera that is often used to provide training for adult level video professionals.

Camps for rising 9th-12th graders have two options:

  • Extended Day: Extended Day Campers attend camp from 9am to 9pm seven days a week (except check-in and check-out days, which are half days), with lunch and dinner provided in the dining hall each day.
  • Overnight: Overnight campers check-in after lunch on the first day of camp and check out before lunch on the last day of camp. All meals and shared dorm accommodations are provided.
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Sample Schedule Advanced Video Production

8:00 am Breakfast in the dining hall (overnight campers)
9-9:15 am Extended day camper check-in
9:15 am Directing & filming workshop class
12:30 pm Lunch in the dining hall (included for all campers)
1:45 pm Editing lab & class
5:30 pm Dinner in the dining hall (included for all campers)
6:30 pm Group project work & editing time
8:00 pm Evening recreation activities
9:00 pm Extended day camper check-out
10:00 pm Floor check
10:30 pm Room check