In this intense one-week program, students will pick a specific skillset and start to hone their craft. Students who choose Acting will learn to use video/film based acting techniques to develop a demo reel. Students who choose Production will learn cinematography, lighting, and visual storytelling. Students who choose Postproduction will learn editing and digital special effects. At the end of the week, each student will produce a demo reel highlighting their new skills. All students will be provided with access to a downloadable version of the reel so they can share their work with family and friends.
Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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 - $450
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 Introductory Film School.
Meg Grey is enrolled as a second-year Dramatic Media graduate student with the University of Georgia and is very excited for her first-year teaching at the UGA Summer Academy. Meg studies are focused on how interactive media and animation can encourage new forms of theatre and film for young audiences. With over ten years' experience in educational programming, Meg’s teaching philosophy is rooted in creating a positive environment for creative exploration. She earned her BA in Physical Theatre and Performance from Louisiana State University in 2018 and has worked as a teaching artist all over the country, including The Alliance Theatre, Lake Dillion Theatre Company, Swine Palace, and now here at UGA. Her most recent UGA projects include designing media for Breathe, Alcestis, Putting the I in Me, and Gem of the Ocean.
Jeannie Thomas is a second year MFA student at the University of Georgia studying Dramatic Media. She received her bachelor’s degrees from UGA in May 2019, majoring in Film Studies and French. Her areas of interest include digital film editing and virtual performance. During her time at UGA, she has worked as an editor on The Vitruvian Theory, St. Nicholas, Breathe, and Here’s Where I Stand, as well as director of photography on The Mountaintop. This is her first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.