Digital Film School: Intermediate

In this intense one week program, students will pick a specific skillset and start to hone their craft. Students who choose Acting will learn to use video/film based acting techniques to develop a demo reel. Students who choose Production will learn cinematography, lighting, and visual storytelling.* Students who choose Post Production will learn editing and digital special effects. At the end of the week, each student will produce a demo reel highlighting their new skills. All students will be provided with access to a downloadable version of the reel, so they can share their work with family and friends.

*Because the camp will be online, students choosing Production may be asked to make an additional $15 purchase of Filmic Pro, a cinematography app for iPhone and android. More details will be shared in the pre-camp e-mail about four weeks before the camp begins.

Ages: 14-17

Course Date Info:

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.


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: 

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.