This summer camp inspires students to become the next great filmmaker.
Technology has revolutionized the film industry. While content has become easier and more affordable than ever to create – the marketplace has become that much more competitive. This five-day camp will teach aspiring videographers how to storyboard, capture, edit and distribute creative, consumption worthy digital content.
Our Video Production Camp will be taught by John Considine, Film Program Instructor at Tahoe Expedition Academy. John attended Penn State University where he studied Film and Television Production. While attending school, John worked as a freelance cinematographer for FUEL TV and The Big Ten Network, covering live sporting events and Reality TV shows. John has also traveled the world as an editor and guest mentor for Nikon’s Mentor Series. Currently, John is running the TEA Films program for Tahoe Expedition Academy.
This offering will be differentiated to engage learners of all levels and abilities – from those who have never held a camera to those who have mastered some digital fundamentals and are hungry for more technical skills and how to’s. Each camp will include:
- Storyboarding and Shot Selection: Campers will create their film shot lists, think critically about their story and plan how best to capture relevant content.
- Camera Operation Using GoPro Heros: Campers will utilize camp provided GoPro Heros and GoPro accessories to capture action-packed, scenic and content-driven shots.
- File Management and Editing: After a few days in the field capturing content, campers will manage their work files in post-production. Exporting file work from SD Cards into Adobe Premiere post-production software. Note, camp will provide campers with Adobe Creative Cloud accounts for the duration of the camp as well!
- Character Development: “Teamwork makes the Dream Work.” Campers will work together in small teams and learn how soft skills and strong character traits like perseverance, collaboration and respect can take their projects from good to great. Lessons we hope last long after this camp ends.
Ages: 11 years old – 14 years old.
Days / Times: Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Where: Martis Valley Campus, home to Tahoe Expedition Academy, located at 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd, Truckee CA 96161.
What to Bring: Please come prepared with a backpack, sunscreen, snacks & lunch, water bottle, good shoes for filming in the field.
Laptop Computer: Each camper should bring their own laptop with a current and updated operating system able to run Adobe Premiere. If you have a question about your laptop’s capabilities, reach out to Video Production Camp instructor John Considine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, we will have several computer workstations available.
Final Products: Filmmakers will create a short film from start to finish using GoPros and Adobe Premiere.
Capacity: This camp is limited to 12 participants.