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Narrative Filmmaking (ages 14-17) – FULL

Starts August 13

Monday–Friday, August 13–17, 12–4 pm

During this weeklong camp, participants will explore the many facets of narrative filmmaking, while working collaboratively to develop a strong script, work with character development, and shoot and edit a film. They will learn the conventions of constructing an effective narrative, how different shots and camera movements influence the story, and how to get the best from their acting talent. Each team will explore basic camera operating and sound recording skills and edit the projects using the professional editing software Adobe Premiere.

Tuition: $240


Emily Downes is a filmmaker, animator, and instructor with a BFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Film, Animation, and New Genres. Her work stems from a fascination with language, memory, and dreams, which is translated into abstracted worlds that draw upon the everyday, unusual, and unpredictable. She has been an instructor of several youth and adult media programs and camps. Emily enjoys sharing her passion for digital and media arts with all ages while collaborating with local artists to build a strong and vibrant community. She is driven to provide youth and young adults the necessary tools to enact change in their communities through the power of digital storytelling.

Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at FilmNorth, or by phone with a credit/debit card at 651.644.1912, x2 or x3. 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 space 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, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit 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 (plus PayPal fee if applicable). 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 (plus PayPal fee if applicable). 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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August 13 @ 12:00 pm
August 17 @ 4:00 pm
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Emily Downes
Registration Deadline
August 8, 2018
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Monday–Friday, August 13–17, 12–4 pm