Digital Film Advanced intensive

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Take your video editing skills to the next level and fine-tune skills related to filmmaking in Advanced Digital Film: Editing and Special Effects camp! Collaborate with your peers to develop a dynamic demo reel, reinforcing your understanding of cinematography and visual storytelling. Learn new techniques for editing, green screen, and special effects designed to transform raw footage into professional productions. At the end of the week, you’ll have a demo reel to highlight your new skills!


Date:Monday, July 17, 2023 to Friday, July 21, 2023
Cost:Day Camp - $470
Residential Camp - $1570
Optional Lunch Voucher (Day campers only) - $60

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 Session A or Session B.


Meg Grey is enrolled as a third-year Dramatic Media graduate student with the University of Georgia and is very excited to return to the UGA Summer Academy program. 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 third 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 Jeannie’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students should come to camps with a personal flash drive/hard drive and headphones with standard 3.5mm aux plug.

Optional: students may also bring a personal SD card.