Digital Film Advanced intensive

This camp is cancelled.

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In this intense extended one week "boot camp," you'll become part of a film crew that gets to direct, produce, and edit your own movies. During the first part of the week, you will be introduced to both beginning and advanced techniques of film production (camera framing and movement, lighting, and sound) through demonstrations and hands-on exercises. We will also spend some time discussing acting and direction, before moving on to prepare for your group's final 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. 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. See the prerequisite section below to find out if this camp is appropriate for you!

Ages: 14-17

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Course Date:
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
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Online camp will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day


Camp - $420

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: 

Students will need access to a cell phone that can shoot video and a computer capable of running capable of running Adobe Premiere Pro.

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 four weeks before your camp.