Film Camp


For many children, a field trip to Tampa Theatre marks their first visit to the majestic movie palace and can spark a lifelong interest in the historic gem. The Theatre hosts tens of thousands of students each year for educational programs, tours and summer camps, all of which make up a vital part of Tampa Theatre’s mission to entertain, educate and enlighten the community.

TAMPA THEATRE SUMMER FILM CAMP 2018

Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen.

Campers entering grades 3-12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of digital filmmaking, from brainstorming, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting and editing. All of the necessary equipment is provided, including cameras, lights, sound equipment, Mac computers and software. By the end of the filmmaking session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to showcase.

This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered:

  • LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP makes the campers the stars as they write, produce and act in their own short films. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of June 11, 18 and 25. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $190 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

 

  • NEW THIS YEAR! ADVANCED LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP gives campers who have previously completed the Live Action Filmmaking Camp the opportunity to take their shooting and editing skills to the next level. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the week of July 16. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $190 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

 

  • STOP-MOTION ANIMATION FILMMAKING CAMP shows campers how to create an animated film one frame at a time with clay, Legos, paper and other materials in a style of animation made popular by The California Raisins and SOUTH PARK. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of July 23. The session is $190 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

Summer Film Camp is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education.

For questions about Film Camp and registration, please contact Dawn Kidle.

Film camp registrations cancelled more than one month before the start of the program week will be refunded 100%, minus a $20 admin fee. Camp registrations cancelled within 30 days of the start of the program week will not be refunded. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE REQUESTS FOR SESSION CHANGES WILL BE HONORED. A $20 admin fee will be assessed for any session changes.

See films made in previous years at www.youtube.com/tampafilmcamp

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