In this exciting, hands-on program, you’ll become part of a film crew that gets to write, direct and produce an original movie! Each crew will work with an experienced film maker to learn the basics of screenwriting, storyboarding, camera angles, acting, and directing, as they create their own short digital movie. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basics of video editing in iMovie, as they prepare their final project. Students who bring a mobile storage device can leave with their work. 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.
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019
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If these dates don't fit your schedule try: Digital Film Basic: Session A
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 8-8:30am. 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 - $400
Overnight Camp - $880
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.
Samantha Hudson is a current M.F.A. student in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia (UGA) and her undergraduate studies include a B.S. in Biology with coursework in Scientific Illustration. Some of her artwork in Scientific Illustration was included in the exhibit, “John Abbot: Early Naturalist Artist,” on display April 14th – August 31st 2016 at the UGA Special Collections Library. In 2015 she created animated interactive scenery for the UGA Children’s Theatre Troupe’s Experience UGA performance. Her work as an M.F.A. student is focused on visual storytelling using 2D and 3D computer animation. Additional interests include music video production and sound design. During summer 2016 she volunteered as a production assistant on Dominar Film’s music video set for “Everybody,” by the English rock band Don Broco. This is Samantha’s fourth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Jason Woodworth-Hou is currently studying dramatic media, particularly where technology can merge our everyday experiences with live performance for better understanding and empowerment surrounding social, economic and education issues. Jason has experience working in professional, semiprofessional, and academic theatre and media outlets in Michigan, Chicago, Georgia, and the UK. He has been a secondary theatre, media, speech and English instructor for the past two decades. Jason holds a BS in Education from Central Michigan University with an emphasis on Theatre and Media as well as an MA in Directing from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. This is Jason’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Atalanta Siegel is a first-year MFA Acting Candidate at the University of Georgia and independent filmmaker originally from Washington DC. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in acting, education, and media production for theater and film. She currently serves as the Managing Producer for Whet Ink Productions, a company that develops new work from marginalized voices in theater and film. She is passionate about teaching the next generation of creators and youth empowerment. This is Atalanta’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.
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. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.