young filmmakers summer camp
SWAMP presents the 2021 Young Filmmakers Summer Camp, a three-week intensive workshop designed for creatives age 12 and up. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, guest speakers, discussions, and workshops, campers will form a basic understanding of the production process, from conceptualization to post-production, and transform their ideas into proper screenplays and short films of their own.
This year we are limiting camps to a maximum of 20 per session and implementing CDC guidelines.
Open to students age 12-18.
$300 a week, $255 for SWAMP or WIFT Members
WEEK 1: Intro to Filmmaking, Writing and Devlopment
The Summer Camp will be hosted at Creed Global Media,
Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, and editing.
Learn about different jobs in the film industry what each crew member does, and the production process.
Gain an understanding of storytelling, screenplay structure, examples of various narrative and genre styles.
Write their own screenplays in a workshop setting.
Learn about the business of film, releases, contracts, and all the legal documents needed to successfully make and present a film.
Students will learn camera techniques, functionality, and operation, as well as the basics of lighting and sound.
Gain experience using equipment through the Houston Media Source, which they will have access to after the camp.
Learn how to work as a crew, how to storyboard, how to direct, and how to edit.
Screen their films at the end of the workshop, and will post them online for friends and family to view.
INSTRUCTORS AND SPEAKERS
Randee Ramsey – Randee is a filmmaker and screenwriter. She has written features, shorts and plays as well as worked as a production manager and AD. She has a wide knowledge of the industry and has been a film instructor for more than 5 years. Currently, Randee serves as the Executive Director of SWAMP, on the Board of Women in Film and Television, Houston and as a script consultant and an adjunct at HCC. She began her career working with high school students at Blair High School in Pasadena as part of the California Institute of the Arts Partnership program.
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