Filmmaking Camp

Students Filmmaking Camp will eat, drink, and breathe moviemaking. The pace of this camp is feverish, and each student will complete a short project to be screened at the conclusion of the camp. Students will have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit in a hands-on environment.

Format
The camp begins with two days of study in camera, writing, and directing. On days three and four, students shoot their individual exercises. Day five is comprised of editing class and post-production. In the Filmmaking Camp each student will create his or her own digital film and will rotate among crew positions for each other’s projects.

Equipment and Facilities

Students enrolled in the Filmmaking Camp will use HD digital video cameras and digital editing software.

Workshop Goals

The Filmmaking Camp is designed to serve the needs of different types of students. For students contemplating a longer-term education in filmmaking or a career in the entertainment industry, it is an excellent introduction. This one-week camp gives students an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as the exhilaration of seeing a project through completion.

For others, Filmmaking Camp is an escape vacation — an opportunity to have fun doing something completely different. Some students are simply interested in learning about the way a movie is made.

About the Director
Ryan Davey teaches Classics at St. Mark’s School. He holds a BA in Classics from Saint Anselm College and an MEd. in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to his classroom work, Ryan also works as a professional photographer, videographer, and podcaster in Boston and the surrounding areas. While at Avon Old Farms Ryan also created and developed the school’s first Sports Media program focusing on social media, live-streaming, and other content creation
Date
July 8th – 12th, 2024
Age
Boys and Girls Age 8 – 15
Limit: 24 Campers per session
Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Price
$450 for Full-Day – One Week
Location

Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.


What to Bring
  • Lunch and Snack (nut free)
  • Swimsuit and towel (if desiring to swim)
Schedule (Sample Day)
  • 9:00 am – Check in, overview of plan for the day,logic puzzle of the day
  • 9:30 am – Lesson and Work on Projects
  • 11:00 am – Snack break
  • 11:15 am – Feedback Sessions and Project Improvements
  • 12:15 pm – Lunch
  • 1:15 pm – Games/Activities/Swimming
  • 2:30 pm – Lesson and Work on Projects
  • 3:00 pm – Pick up