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Camp Hollywood

Update: June 16, 2014

PROGRAM CLOSED

Program Limited to 12 students

Number of openings left:  0

(All other applicants will be placed on a waiting list).

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Are you the next Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese,  Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow?  Here's your chance to find out.

At this intensive two-week workshop, you’ll write, direct and edit your own short film. You’ll also work on the crew of several of your classmates’ movies.

Camp Hollywood will teach you the essentials of how to make a great movie. You’ll learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and how to use and optimize Final Cut Pro editing software to polish your production. At the end of the camp, all the films will be screened at a mini-film festival.

Please note: Some examples and films used in the class may include R-rated material.

Students 16 and older may choose to live on campus in Point Park University residence halls that are supervised by a resident advisor.  All facilities are monitored by a security staff 24 hours a day. 

When:

Program Begins: Monday, July 14, 2014
Program Ends: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Student film festival will take place the evening of Thursday, July 25 in the JVH Auditorium.

    Who’s Eligible:

    Rising 9th-12th graders

    Tuition:

    Resident Students - Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.
    Tuition: $1,800 (includes three meals per day)
    Check-in: Sunday, July 13; Check-out: Thursday, July 25 or Friday morning, July 26

    Commuter Students
    Tuition: $1,135 (includes Lunch) 
    Check-in: Monday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m. in Lawrence Hall

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This course is an introduction to the basic principles and practices of cinema production.  Students will learn the fundamentals of single-camera production including the basic aesthetic and technical aspects of producing, directing, editing and cinematography.  Lectures, screenings and in-class exercises will focus on giving students the skills they need to write, produce and edit their own short films. In addition, each student will function in key crew positions on several of their classmates’ projects.

    No prior filmmaking experience is required.  Daily classes, workshops and labs give students the basics skills in writing, directing, cinematography and editing that they need to make their own movie using HD digital video cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software.  The class culminates in a premiere screening to which students can invite friends and family.

    COURSE GOALS & COMMITMENTS:

    The goal of this course is to provide all participants with the opportunity to learn as much about filmmaking as is possible in two weeks. In order to provide this opportunity, participants must be committed to fostering a collaborative and constructive learning environment and everyone is expected to conduct themselves in a mature and professional manner at all times.  Filmmakers are expected to arrive on time, contribute to a positive classroom environment, work collaboratively with others, fully complete all homework and in-class assignments, and treat everyone with respect at all times.  Additionally, filmmakers must handle all equipment in a safe and careful manner and use classrooms and facilities responsibly.  In the event that a filmmaker is unable to conduct themselves in a safe and mature manner, they will be dismissed from Camp Hollywood.

    Sample Schedule

    Registration Form

    Participation Agreement (All registered students must complete and sign the participation agreement)

    Number of openings left: 12

    Add the Screenwriting Workshop and Receive a 20% Discount Off Tuition

    Three-week program, July 7-24, 2014 - Combined Registration Form for Screenwriting and Camp Hollywood

    During the first week, you will learn the tools that uncover the mysteries of storytelling for television and film.  By the end of the week, you will have written your very own short original screenplay. During weeks two and three, you will fine tune your script, as well as, learn the essentials of how to make a great movie. You’ll learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and how to use and optimize Final Cut Pro editing software to polish your production. At the end of the camp, all the films will be screened at a mini-film festival.

    Registration form and tuition for Screenwriting Camp and Camp Hollywood.

    For more information, please call 412-392-3457.