SUMMER FILM CAMP


Last summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium remained dark as its popular Summer Film Camp went virtual in response to the pandemic. This summer, though, the majestic movie palace will light up once more as young filmmakers come together again, in person, to produce their visions on the big screen, thanks to presenting sponsor Film Tampa Bay and our long-time partners, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education!

Campers entering grades 3-12 will 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 week, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to premiere for friends and family.

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

  • Week of June 14-18: Half-Day Live Action  SOLD OUT
  • Week of June 21-25: Half-Day Stop Motion Animation  SOLD OUT
  • Week of July 12-16: Half-Day Live Action  SOLD OUT
  • Week of July 19-23: Half-Day Live Action  SOLD OUT

LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP makes the campers the stars as they write, produce and act in their own short films. The one-week program of half-day sessions will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of June 14-18 and July 12-16 and 19-23. The morning session from 9:00am-noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1:00-4:00pm is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $195 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 18 campers per session, and COVID-prevention protocols will be enforced.*

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 Wallace and Gromit and SOUTH PARK. The one-week program of half-day sessions will be offered Monday-Friday the week of June 21-25. The morning session from 9:00am-noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1:00-4:00pm is for those entering grades 7-12. The session is $195 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 18 campers per session, and COVID-prevention protocols will be enforced.*


*COVID-prevention protocols for campers, counselors and staff will include daily temperature checks, frequent hand-washing/hand sanitizer, and social distancing. Masks will be required at all times while not on-camera, and campers will receive instruction on how to structure shots and employ camera angles to minimize contact and maximize distance between actors while on-camera.


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

       

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

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