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Experimental Filmmaking (ages 14-17)

Starts July 31

Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4, 12–4 pm

Mix it up. Switch it around. Break the boundaries and transform the norm. Learn the tools needed to turn any low-budget video into an exciting, artistic, and unique visual and audible experience. Experiment with content, characters and production elements and let your imagination emerge through innovation. Participants will learn how to produce work that challenges standard genre conventions while embracing a variety of methods to capture material (such as DSLR, mobile phones, found footage), and experiment with sound and editing (Zoom recorders, screen capture, gifs, Adobe Premiere). Basic video recording and editing skills recommended but not required.

Tuition: $240

emily-downesEmily Downes is a filmmaker, animator, and instructor with a BFA in Film from UW-Milwaukee, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Film, Animation, and New Genres. She has been an instructor of several youth and adult media programs and camps such as Stop Motion Animation and Basic Editing. Emily’s research, video work, and interests lie in the unusual and uncanny, propelling her to challenge her assumptions and to explore new ways of documenting, video recording, and storytelling. She loves to share her passion for digital arts with all ages while collaborating with local artists to build a strong and vibrant community.

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at IFP MN, or by phone with a credit card at 651.644.1912. Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Completing the online registration form without payment DOES NOT reserve a place in a camp. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, IFP MN may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal or charge card credit (for phone or in person credit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
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July 31 @ 12:00 pm
August 4 @ 4:00 pm
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Emily Downes
Registration Deadline
July 26, 2017
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Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4, 12–4 pm