Summer Academy Camps

Digital Film Advanced Intensive

In this intense two-week film "boot camp," you'll write, direct, produce and edit your own movie. During the first week you will be introduced to both beginning and advanced techniques of film production (camera framing and movement, lighting, and sound) through demonstrations and hands-on exercises. You will also learn about acting and how to "direct" actors, as well as compose your script for your group's final film. The second week will be devoted to shooting and editing your cinematic masterpiece. You will walk away with a strong understanding of the production process and the ability to make both practical and artistic decisions to create the cinematic look you are after. All student films will be screened on the last Friday evening and you will receive a final DVD in the mail that includes all class projects. Prior experience is not required, but this program is designed to advance students quickly. Open to students ages 14-17. 

Course Information

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Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available 
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall
This is a two-week camp, and most students go home for the weekend between camp weeks. Accommodations can be arranged for students traveling long distances or who cannot be picked up, but an extra fee will be charged. Please contact us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu to discuss the available options and associated costs. 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 


Day Camp - $760 (2 weeks)

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $70

Overnight Camp - $1560 (2 weeks)

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Tifany Lee earned her BA in Filmmaking from Georgia State University and her MFA in Theatre and Film Studies at The University of Georgia. While in graduate school, she worked in film, animation, and live performance with a concentration in Dramatic Media. Tifany has worked in television, theatre, and independent film in the Southeast as both an actor and filmmaker. She has experience working in a variety of digital video forms including narrative, documentary, and animation. This is Tifany's second year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

You will have access to shared camcorders, microphones, tripods and dollies in this camp. With their parents' permission, students may bring their own video camera to camp, but Summer Academy at UGA is not responsible for keeping track of students' personal belongings, and is not liable for anything that gets lost or broken. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.