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In this exciting, hands-on program, you’ll become part of a film crew that gets to write, direct and produce an original movie! Each crew will work with an experienced film maker to learn the basics of screenwriting, storyboarding, camera angles, acting, and directing, as they create their own short digital movie. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basics of video editing in iMovie, as they prepare their final project to be shown to the public at the annual Summer Academy Film Festival, which is held at the end of the summer for all students, family and friends. Students who bring a mobile storage device can leave with their work. After the Film Festival, all students will be provided with access to a downloadable version of the films, so they can share their work with family and friends.
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016
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Day and Overnight Options Available
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $350
Overnight Camp - $800
This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some prior experience with digital video. Students are grouped into film crews at the beginning of the week, based on their interests, skill level, and the role(s) they want to explore (acting, directing, camera operation, crew, etc.). Many students attend this camp for multiple years, since the camp’s structure continuously provides new experiences and opportunities for growth.
Ezequiel Korin is a second year PhD student at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. He holds a BA in Mass Communication (UCAB - Caracas, Venezuela) and an MBA (IESA - Caracas, Venezuela). Over the past 20 years, he has produced several audiovisual products in his native Venezuela, ranging from corporate communications to full feature films. He has an extensive background in photography, having worked for several magazines and websites both in Venezuela and in Spain. Combining his experience in marketing research and corporate communications, Ezequiel has also designed and produced several commercial pieces for multinational clients in Venezuela. This is Ezequiel’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Michael J. Meindl earned his M.F.A. in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia (UGA) and also holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and a B.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He currently teaches film and television courses at Iona College (NY), Ramapo College of New Jersey, Montclair State University (NJ), and Norwalk Community College (CT). He also acts as a freelance digital media artist in the greater New York City area. He has worked closely with the New York Public Library and the Carnegie Corporation of New York as a videographer filming a number of special events, including a special commission for the United States Congress. He has also launched a documentary project, which focuses on puppetry and diversity and features a number of artists who have worked with the Muppets and Sesame Street. Michael has edited and directed several short films, has worked on professional film and television sets, and has directed and appeared in numerous theatrical productions. He directed a short play he wrote called Death to Life! that featured a puppet and animated character and served as a motion-capture technician and clean-up artist for the Great American Manhunt series on the National Geographic Channel. This is Michael’s fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Trent Thomas is currently a student in the Department of Theatre & Film Studies at UGA. He is also a former Summer Academy Digital Film School and Advanced Intensive student, and is excited to return to camp to share his knowledge of digital media with a new generation of students. This is Trent’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
You will have access to shared camcorders, microphones, tripods and dollies in this camp. With parental 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.