2016 Summer Film Camp

Lights, Camera, Action was what this summer’s film camp was all about. Participants developed new skills in filmmaking, made lasting friendships, developed their portfolios, and grew as young artists.

Film Campers on the first day of camp w/Camp Director Elisia Harkins and their Head Counselor, Chris Felix.

Our summer program was made up of small classes, which welcome group collaboration in all facets of filmmaking including screenwriting, visualization, developing narrative, and the entire production and post-production process.

Our older campers having a hands-on lesson about how to use a DSLR camera and camera angles.

Participants also welcomed guest speakers, some of which were: Ms. Cinzia Angelini (Storyboard Artist – The Minions), Mr. Leon Anderson (Playwright), and Mr. David Ichioka  (Producer – The Boxtrolls).

Younger campers getting to know guest speaker, Leon Anderson.

Along with film screenings on campus, campers also attended many field trips, such as The Grammy Museum, The Lot Studios, USC Film School, and Occidental College to watch the play, “Little Red Frankenhood”.

Our campers met and interviewed the first Lady of Motown, Claudette First-Lady Robinson, who gave them the VIP treatment at The GRAMMY Museum!

This year, campers got to enjoy a fun field trip to Knotts Berry Farm and ended camp with a screening to a packed house.

2016 Summer Film Camp participants and their counselors.

 


2015 Summer Film Camp

Our Annual Film Camp, hosted through our partnership with Blazers Youth Group, was held this past July. It offered unique opportunities for campers to become fully immersed in a collaborative, supportive, and creative artistic community.

Through the film classes, campers learned to write, direct, shoot, and edit their own short films. In addition to creating their film projects, the group had speakers from several disciplines in the film and tv industry, such as Ms. Loni Steele Sosthand (Writer – “Dog With A Blog”), Mr. Tom Vogt (Editor – “South Park”), and Mr. Neil Brown Jr. (Actor – “Straight Outta Compton”). Campers also had the opportunity to attend field trips to The Lot Studios, New York Film Academy, The Dunbar Hotel, Magic Johnson Theater, and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Our young filmmakers having Q&A with Script Writer, Loni Steele Sosthand, from the Disney Channel show, “Dog With A Blog.”

 

KOBE speaking to our young filmmakers today about being a musical artist.

Campers were assigned to small groups with participants their own age, and they all attend daily classes in scriptwriting, camera direction, and editing.

 

One of our awesome volunteers helping teach our campers how to edit in our Mac lab.

One of our awesome volunteers helping teach our campers how to edit in our Mac lab.

 

All campers got the chance to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, CA.

Our campers stopped to pose for a picture with Frankenstein at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Our campers stopped to pose for a picture with Frankenstein at Universal Studios Hollywood.

 

At the end of the week, campers shared their film projects to a packed house.

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2015 Film Camp participants and their counselors.

Thank you to everyone who made camp possible this year!