EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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 30,000 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 2016

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. NEW IN 2016, the Theatre will also add a week-long “Movie Download” camp that is the perfect companion to the hands-on filmmaking camps that begin the following week, as well as a Saturday session full of helpful tips for cell-phone filmmakers.

·         NEW! MOVIE DOWNLOAD CAMP teaches young film fans and budding movie makers alike how to dissect popular features and short films into their essential elements. Over the course of the week, younger campers will watch the blockbuster HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (rated PG) while older campers watch RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (rated PG), plus a selection of age-appropriate short films and scenes from other features, followed by activities that examine, the films’ plot structures, shots and angles, lighting, score and more. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the week of June 13. 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 $175 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt and daily snacks.

·         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 20 and July 11. 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 $175 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 18 and 25. The session is $175 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! “SHOOTING & SHARING YOUR STORY” SATURDAY SESSION gives aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to learn from acclaimed documentarian Brett Culp (LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT) how to put their own lives on screen. Using the mobile devices we already own and social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, Brett will show attendees how to capture and share the beauty and fun of their daily stories.  Bring your iPhone or smart phone, and you will leave the session equipped to be a filmmaker in your everyday life.  This three-hour session is $50 per attendee and will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 27. It is open to teens and adults, and is also appropriate for small business owners and professionals looking to increase their video presence on social media! 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

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.

For questions about Film Camp and registration, please contact Nicole Southworth at nicole@tampatheatre.org 

Summer Film Camp is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School.

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

 


 

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

Tours of the historic Tampa Theatre can be tailored for your class or summer camp group based on the students’ ages and curriculum. General topics covered include art and architecture, theatre operations, history of Tampa and of film presentation, the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and more.

We generally advise that students be at least elementary-school age to appreciate the experience. Admission is $10 per person, payable by cash, check or credit the day of your tour.

To schedule your tour, contact click here to email Nicole Southworth

 


 

SHOWS BY OUTSIDE PRESENTERS

 

We will have dates and information about 2016 school shows soon.

 


 

Support for Tampa Theatre’s educational programs is provided by

DeBartolo Family Foundation