The Tampa Theatre Film Camp is presented in partnership with The Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) located in College of Education at the University of South Florida.
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Tampa Theatre Film Camp Festival will be held on
Oct. 19th from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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The Tampa Theatre Film Camp is collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School. During the one-week camp, young filmmakers from 3rd to 12th grade actively participate in the creative process of filmmaking from idea generation, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting, sound, and editing using all digital technologies.Each production team of 3-5 young filmmakers, guided by a camp counselor, will create a 3-5 minute live action or stop motion animation film.
All equipment is provided (cameras, lights, sound, MAC computers with iMovie, iStopMotion, Garage Band and Celtx programs, etc.). The films will be screened at the Tampa Theatre Film Camp Festival and each filmmaker will receive a copy on DVD. All experience levels are welcome at all sessions.
See films made in previous years at www.youtube.com/tampafilmcamp
Each film-maker will create a 3 – 5 min live action film. He or she will work as part of a team to write their script, create storyboards, direct, shoot and act in their film. In post production, they will learn how to use Apple’s iMovie and Garage Bank programs to edit and score their films.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Stop motion animation makes static objects appear to move and is used in popular shows and films such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Gumby and Chicken Run.Each filmmaker will be provided with clay, paper, toys and all sorts of items to use in the films. He or she will work as part of a team to write their script, create storyboards, and shoot using the iStopMotion Animation program. In post production, they will learn how to use Apple’s iMovie and Garage Band programs to edit and score their animated features.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR WEEK AT FILM CAMP
Monday and Tuesday:
Hands-on training sessions for various aspects of film making (how to use the digital camera and programs, lighting, sound, on-camera acting, storytelling, creating storyboards and scripts, editing, etc.)
Tuesday and Wednesday:
Break out into production teams, create storyboard and scripts for your group film projects. Begin filming when ready.
Wednesday and Thursday:Continue filming with group. Download footage from digital camera to iMac computers. Edit with iMovie or iStopMotion programs.
Friday: Complete editing. Screen the completed films for parents during the last hour of camp. (Morning session 11:00am – noon; Afternoon session 3:00pm – 4:00pm)
ABOUT THE COUNSELORS
Educators James Welsh and Allison Papke lead a talented and enthusiastic team of professional educators from The Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) located in the College of Education, University of South Florida. FCIT is funded by the Florida Department of Education office of Educational Technology to provide, leadership, instructional materials and support services to educational institutions with regard to the integration of technology into K-12 education. The faculty members and graduate students in the USF instructional Technology program contribute to many of the products created by FCIT.
OPTIONAL PRE-CAMP VISIT FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS
This is an optional visit for campers and parents to see the theatre before the first day of camp. We find this is especially helpful for young campers who may be apprehensive about going to a new place. We’ll also walk outside to show you the drop off/pick up area by backstage door on Polk Street.
TAMPA THEATRE FILM CAMP FESTIVAL
After camp, you and your family/friends will receive a special invitation to the Tampa Theatre Film Camp Festival where the students’ films will have their world premiere. Enjoy treats purchased from our concession stand as everyone watches your child’s film on the big screen. (Start times for each session will be provided closer to the festival.) Afterwards, we’ll present each film maker with a keepsake DVD containing all the films from their session of the Tampa Theatre Film Camp Film Festival. (Film makers not in attendance will be mailed their DVDs.)
TAMPA THEATRE FILM CAMP IN THE NEWS
The St. Petersburg Times (The Tampa Bay Times)
Movie Moguls in the Making by Steve Persall, Times Film Critic
Creative Loafing (Loafie Award)
Best Film Program for Kids: Tampa Theatre Film Camp
Q: My child just finished 5th grade and is entering 6th grade in the fall. Does he or she count as a 5th grader or a 6th grader?
A: Camp sessions are based on the grade a child is entering in the fall, so your child would register as a 6th grader.
Q: Do each of my children need to become Tampa Theatre members in order to get the Benefit of early registration?
A: No. You should register your membership in the parent’s name. One membership covers all children in the member’s immediate family.
Q: My friend/aunt/cousin is a Tampa Theatre member. Can he or she register my child for camp during the members only early bird registration?
A: No. Early bird registration is a benefit for members’ only, so only parents, grandparents, or legal guardians can register a child using this benefit.
Q: Do you offer scholarships to Tampa Theatre Film Camp?
A: Contact Nicole Southworth
Q: I need to change or cancel the session for which my child is registered. What do I do?
A: Contact Nicole Southworth
(813)274-5510 or email@example.com
Q: What is the cancellation and change policy?
A: More than 14 days prior to camp: 100%, minus a $20 than
14 days prior to camp: 100%, minus a $20 administrative fee.
7-0 days prior tocamp: No refunds will be issued.
For inquiries about:
Changing or Cancelling Sessions
Stayby list for sold out sessions
Contact: Nicole Southworth