Introduction to Digital Film

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In this exciting, hands-on program, you'll become part of a film crew, writing, directing, and producing an original movie! Each crew will work with an experienced filmmaker to learn the basics of screenwriting, storyboarding, camera angles, acting, and directing as you create your own short digital movie. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of video editing in Adobe Premiere as you prepare your final project. After the camp, you will be provided with access to a downloadable version of the films to share your "one of a kind" work with family and friends.


Date:Monday, June 19, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Cost:Day Camp - $450
Residential Camp - $1100
Optional Lunch Voucher (Day campers only) - $60

This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and 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.


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 camp with a personal flash drive/hard drive and headphones with standard 3.5mm aux plug.