POPULAR SUMMER FILM CAMP PROGRAM RETURNS TO TAMPA’S MAJESTIC MOVIE PALACE

Registration Opens to Theatre Members on March 8; General Public on March 29


TAMPA, Fla. (March 6, 2017)
– 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 each be offered for a week in June and a week in July:

  • 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 12-16 and July 10-14. 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 $200 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 June 19-23 and July 17-21. The session is $200 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.

Registration for all of the summer camp programs opens at 10:00am Wednesday, March 8 for Tampa Theatre Members and at 10:00am Wednesday, March 29 for the general public.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Witecki at jill@tampatheatre.org or (813) 274-8287.