Digital Film School: Intermediate

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This camp is designed for students who are interested in the specific technical and acting demands of filmmaking. During the entire week a student will be allowed to focus on one of the disciplines that interests them most then complete a project which uses the talents of all campers at the end of the week. Students are asked to rank the following disciplines from most desired to least desired in order to suit them with their interests:

  • Production (Cinematography, Sound Recording, Lighting)
  • Post Production (VFX, Editing, Sound Mixing)
  • Acting (For Camera and Voice Acting)

All final products will be featured in the UGA Film Camp Festival on July 17th, 2020 and on the camp’s Youtube channel for all to see.

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

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 - $420

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $900

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.


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.

Atalanta Siegel is an actor and educator with over 15 years of professional experience in theater and film. Before UGA she resided in New York City where she worked on Broadway as a props artist and film technician between gigs acting and teaching at regional theaters. Atalanta is managing producer of Whet Ink Productions which is currently producing a film series to foster deeper understanding of Shakespeare in classrooms. This is Atalanta’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

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. 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

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 three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.