Digital Film Advanced intensive

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You will become part of an experienced film crew that gets to direct, produce and edit its own movies. During the first part of the week, you will learn more advanced techniques of film production through demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Crews will learn how a company works together to produce a professional quality film. The second part of the week will be devoted to shooting and editing your final project. 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 final products will be featured in the UGA Film Camp Festival on July 17th, 2020 and on the camp’s Youtube channel for all to see.

Ages: 14-17

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Course Date:
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

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

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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $420

  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $900

This course is designed to accommodate 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. For students with less experience, check out Digital Film Basic: Session A and Session B or Digital Film School: Intermediate.


Dave Kreutzer graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and from California Institute of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Film Directing. He taught film production at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before moving to Athens to join the UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies faculty. Prior to teaching he lived in New York and Los Angeles working in the film and television industry. His credits include one Peabody and six Emmy Award winning programs. This is Dave’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Jason Woodworth-Hou is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia where he completed his MFA in Dramatic Media. He will continue his graduate studies next year with UGA, pursuing a Ph.D. in performance studies. 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 second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

August Williams will be a 2020 graduate from the University of Georgia. During her time at UGA, she double-majored in Computer Animation and Theatre, learning about the Meisner Acting Technique, Film Acting, and Film Production and Design. She also acted in many productions during her years as a student playing roles such as Pugsley in The Addams Family Musical and Marion in Robin Hood. This is August’s first 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 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.

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.