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Short Cuts Camp (Section 1, ages 11-14) – FULL (see Sec. 3 & 4)

Starts June 12

Monday–Friday, June 12–16, 12–4 pm

The perfect camp for the future director! Students will create two short films over the course of the week. You’ll be introduced to the filmmaking process through an introductory artist’s statement film, then add further production value in creating video poem shorts. You’ll learn how to develop and storyboard a film idea, direct a production with professional gear, and edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CC on iMacs.

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.

LizzieH_headshotLizzie Hutchins (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate from Macalester College, a filmmaker, and a media educator. She has assisted in all departments at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, including the summer Doc U program, but found her passion working with youth there last year. As the current Youth Media instructor at IFP MN, she loves collaborating with the talented students to create short films and share important stories. Lizzie thrives off meeting other community artists and producing art together.

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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June 12 @ 12:00 pm
June 16 @ 4:00 pm
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Emily Downes & Lizzie Hutchins
Registration Deadline
June 7, 2017
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Monday–Friday, June 12–16, 12–4 pm