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July 2017

Storyboard Camp (ages 14-17)

July 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - July 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Monday–Friday, July 10–14, 12–4 pm Great films start with great storyboards. In this camp, we will learn how to design to tell your story in the best way possible. What does it take to make your audience feel how you want them to feel? Learn the tricks that engage your audience by understanding the principles of film storytelling and how to visually develop your story on a storyboard. Students will create a storyboard for a short film, receive instruction on using…

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Music Video Production (ages 14-17)

July 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - July 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Monday–Friday, July 24–28, 12–4 pm Students will work with a local band to plan, shoot, edit, and release an original music video - all in the span of five days. Beginning with a survey of the masters, from Chuck Statler to Spike Jonze, the camp quickly moves into pre-production: meeting the band members and developing a script and storyboard for the video. Students work with professional cameras and lighting over the course of two days of production, involving both location and studio…

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Street Photography (Section 2, ages 11-14) – FULL

July 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

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

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August 2017

Documentary Filmmaking (ages 11-15)

August 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Monday–Friday, August 7–11, 12–4 pm Explore your community through documentary filmmaking! Making documentaries gives you the chance to meet interesting people you might not otherwise get to know and see the world around you in a new way. We’ll work in groups to plan, film, and edit a short documentary about one of the many interesting ventures happening at Vandalia Tower, IFP’s immediate community. The camp focuses on the craft of documentary storytelling and includes instruction in capturing compelling images…

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Short Cuts Camp (Section 4, ages 11-14)

August 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Monday–Friday, August 14–18, 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 Allison Herrera has a broad background in…

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