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Summer Film Camp (Middle School)

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Camp participants will work in small production crews to create original short narrative films following the three stages of production: pre-production, production and post-production. They’ll learn how to develop their own story ideas into short well structured films using the standard screenplay format. We’ll explore story structure, theme, character development and different types of conflict as they craft their ideas into polished short films.

We’ll cover both the technical aspects of the filming and editing process, and some of the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles. Particular emphasis will be placed on story and character development. We’ll also explore the effective use of sound effects and music as a way to enhance story development. At the end of each camp, the students’ films will be celebrated in a special screening at the Rhizome house that will be open to family and friends.

Ages 11-14 // July 8 - July 19 (2 weeks, Monday-Friday) // 930am-330pm // $450
Maximum of 9 participants.
Partial scholarships available in case of financial need — email
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George Mayo has been teaching both middle school and high school film production for over ten years in Montgomery County. He won the 2017 S’Park Media Mentor Award from Ithaca College in 2017. He was a teaching fellow in the 2018 summer Teaching Fellowship at C-SPAN. He currently teaches film production at Blair High School.

Earlier Event: July 1
Summer Camp - Mixed Arts (Session 2)
Later Event: July 22
Summer Film Camp (High School)