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 experienced film makers 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 as they prepare their final project in this weekend intensive. After the camp, all students will be provided with access to a downloadable version of the films, so they can share their work with family and friends.
Camp Learning Objectives/Goals
- Create animations and test the various types of stop motion animation, such as clay, paper, figurines, etc.
- Explore educational options and career paths in animation
- Learn about how animation started and how stop motion led to the digital animation that we’re familiar with today
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10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Students will check in on Saturday morning between 9:45 and 10:00 a.m. Some 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.
This course is designed for students both with little to no experience in digital filmmaking and also seasoned veterans.
Jingyi Zhang is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Georgia, where she completed her MFA in Dramatic Media. Her focuses are on computer animation and animation performance. She will continue her graduate studies next year with UGA, pursuing a Ph.D. in performance studies. She received her MA degree at UGA three years ago in Mass Media Studies, with a cultural studies thesis project on Japanese anime. She has been teaching the Introduction to Cinema for two semesters. Her most recent works including the character models and animation in the Rosetta project, a 3D animation project that recreates scenes in Romeo and Juliet and Tartuffe. This is Jingyi’s second year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs instructor.
Jason Woodworth-Hou is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Georgia, where he completed his MFA in Dramatic Media. His areas of interest are interactive media performance and performances of power within mediatized, staged, and real classrooms. Jason received his MA in Directing from Chicago’s Roosevelt University and served as a secondary theatre educator in Michigan for two decades. His most recent productions include media designer for By Our Hands, a devised piece with UGA, Spelman and Morehouse College about the history of the Georgia carceral system as well as various local student films and animations. This is Jason’s third year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs instructor.
Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.