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June 2019

FilmNorth Academy (ages 17-24)

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A THREE-WEEK CAMP, WITH A 5-WEEK BREAK BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND WEEKS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT EACH STUDENT ATTENDS ALL THREE WEEKS. Week 1: Monday-Friday, June 17-21, 1-5pm Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2, 8am-5pm Week 3: Monday-Friday, August 5-9, 1-5pm FilmNorth Academy is a summer program for older teens and college students (age 17-24) currently studying film or interested in a career in film. The Academy provides a film school experience that combines film studies and film analysis…

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Screenwriting Boot Camp (ages 14-17) – FULL

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 1-5pm Learn the nuts and bolts of screenwriting. A portion of each day will be devoted to watching and discussing portions of great films that have a lot to teach about structure and what it means to write memorable and compelling stories for the screen. We’ll also spend time sharing our own freshly-written script pages with one another. We’ll have much fun, and by the end of the week, you’ll know the basics of screenwriting and lots…

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Street Photography (ages 11-14) – FULL

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 1-5pm Storefronts and alleyways; reflections and shadows; people and the mystery of life as it unfolds before us! Let’s hit the streets with our cameras! We’ll look at the pictures of a wide variety of photographers to become acquainted with formal elements of art and to discuss different ways of approaching street photography. (Do we spy? Do we ask permission?) Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Weegee are just some of the many artists that will…

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July 2019

Stop Motion Animation (ages 11-14) – FULL

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - July 12 @ 5:00 pm

Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 1-5pm Animation is not only fun to watch, it's fun to make! With stop motion animation, everything around you can come alive. Using SAM Animation, Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC software (for Mac), we'll explore the basics of animation and work in small groups to develop stories, build props and characters, animate them, create soundtracks and present to the world the amazing things we can do through the powers of stop motion. Tuition: $240 John Akre…

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Twin Cities 24-Hour Youth Filmmaking Competition

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - July 13 @ 8:00 pm

Calling all youth filmmakers! Join our 24-hour youth filmmaking competition on July 12th-13th. You and your team of 3-5 people will have 24 hours to write, film, and edit a short film at Vandalia Tower in St. Paul. On July 12th, you will receive a genre, prop, and line of dialogue to be incorporated in your short film, or you can come prepared with a story to film. Then the completed films will be screened on the 13th at 6pm,…

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