The SWAMP camp taught me the true process of filmmaking: cooperation, proper planning, and delegation. I had a incredible time learning how to use the professional equipment and collaborating with the other campers (so much that I signed up for three more SWAMP camps). As a current sophomore at Rice University studying film and linguistics, I can safely say that the summer camp program gave the the skill set and knowledge to create a film from start to finish, a process through which I hope to build a career.
The SWAMP Teen Camp was my first real moviemaking experience and not just my friends and I fooling round in front of a camera. We wrote a movie script, shot it, and edited it in one week, which in itself is a major accomplishment for beginners like me. Everyone also had a chance to be the director or the cameraman or the editor, which opened up opportunities to influence the end product in their own way. I still use what I learned at camp in my films.
~Neil Lokken (Northwestern University, Film Major)
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! MOVIEMAKING CAMP
SWAMP is pleased to be able to offer multiple sessions of its popular moviemaking camp in 2013!
SESSION 1: August 5-9
SESSION 2: August 12-16
SESSION 3: August 19-23
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Houston Community College – Spring Branch (1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N. Houston, TX 77043)
Limited capacity! Email email@example.com which Session you prefer after submitting payment.
$250 for SWAMP Members
$300 for Non-members
Space is limited. Registration only guaranteed with payment.
For membership details, click HERE
Lights! Camera! Action! Moviemaking Camp is a week-long course designed to teach young filmmakers (ages 13-17) how to use a camera to tell a story. Each student will get hands-on instruction in digital camera operation, lighting, sound and editing while working as a team in the production of a short film. At the end of the camp, the students will premiere their film on the BIG SCREEN for all their family and friends to enjoy!
Please Note: Lunch not provided. Students must bring lunch daily. There is a deli nearby if students wish to purchase their lunches. Screening for each session will take place on the FRIDAY of that week at 6:00pm at HCC.
Day One: The Story
- Storytelling Techniques
- Pitching Your Story
Day Two: Preproduction
- Storyboarding/Shot Lists
Day Three & Four: Production
- Camera Operation
Day Five: Post Production & SCREENING!
- Sound Design
- 6pm Screening for Families and Friends!
Instructor: Mike Peña
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