This summer, kids make the movies they want to see!

Students use professional cameras and software to write, shoot, act and edit their own short movies.

Camps run all summer long, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and end with a screening party.

Camps start June 15th and run through August 21st.

Every week of film camp covers the basics of how to make a movie from start to finish, no experience is necessary!  Kids ages 8-15 will learn how to write their own scripts, storyboard, operate professional camcorders and DSLRs, act in front of a camera and edit using Final Cut Pro.  Returning students are encouraged to build on the skills they've already developed.  Additionally, each Film Camp week features a skill or theme to focus on to keep each session exciting and new.  Camps are capped at 14 students and will result in 2-4 short films by the end of the week.  Our camps are completely hands-on so whenever kids are not acting, they are working the camera, holding the boom or calling the shots.  A typical camp session looks like this:

Monday-Intro to filmmaking, brainstorming movie ideas, scriptwriting lesson, location scouting

Tuesday-Table reads and final script polishing, camera angles and use lesson, storyboarding, casting and pre-production

Wednesday-Break into small groups to film separate projects

Thursday-Finish filming and Final Cut Pro lesson

Friday-Editing and screening of final films

For ages 5-7, Animation Camps are offered at our Downtown location in July.  Campers will explore stop-motion, rotoscoping, pixilation and more in fun daily projects.

Upper West Side


Solomon Schechter School

805 Columbus Ave

PS 340

64 West 17th St

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Tel: 917.546.6816 | Fax: 347.710.1288