In this camp, students will experiment with different styles of filmmaking based on some of cinema’s legendary directors, like Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton. They will explore key concepts of filmmaking including storytelling essentials, camera anatomy and function, location scouting, script writing, film editing, and critical analysis. Students will study some of the fundamental elements that make each auteur director stand out from the others and then use those techniques to create their own short narrative films. They will work in small production teams, honing their project management, communication, and technical skills through a fast-paced mix of instruction and exercises. Students will regularly interact with video cameras, computers, iPad devices, and editing software bringing their stories to life.
Who is this for?
Campers with big imaginations and a desire to make films like the cinema masters.
Lake Nona & Longwood
The student will
- Examine and analyze various auteur director styles
- Identify key concepts and process of video production
- Experiment with various methods of telling a story
- Apply production management skills by performing a variety of production roles
- Execute an effective production plan, implementing work in small time frames
- Edit film projects to accurately convey the intended story
3 to 4 scripted, planned, produced, and edited short films that convey an intentional story and incorporate some aspect of the “Director of Day’s” style.
June Dates & Locations
- June 4–8 (Lake Nona)
- June 25–29 (Winter Park)
July Dates & Locations
- July 9–13 (Longwood)
- July 16–20 (Winter Park)
Locations, Pricing, and Dates
From out of town?
- Pass Holders' first camp is included in their Pass Plan, any additional camp is $550 each
- Full Sail University employees get a special price of $550 per camp
- Bundle two or more camps in the same transaction and save extra:
* Bundle discounts apply to siblings
** Pass Holders' first camp already included
Frequently Asked Questions
Students at each of our summer camp locations receive the same learning experiences with the same gear and equipment. However, students at our satellite locations receive a discount as our Winter Park location has access to Full Sail University’s campus. Because of campus amenities, our Teens’ Summer Camps are only available at Full Sail Labs Winter Park location.
Full Sail Labs reserves the right to cancel or postpone any camp due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and refunds will be processed.
All cancellations and withdrawals are subject to a $100 cancellation fee per camp, per child. No refunds are given after a camp begins.
You can join us for as many weeks as you like during the summer and even choose the same subject. Since each subject is tailored to your child's interests, they'll have a whole new experience.
Students need to bring their own lunch and a preferred snack. We’ll provide water and some healthy snacks.
Early drop off is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with late pick up available until 6:00 p.m.
For those classes that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested. Credit card information is required but will not be charged at this point. As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called to offer the spot.
If you need to cancel or withdraw from a camp, please notify our office as soon as possible, either by phone or in writing (mail or email). A cancellation fee will be applied. No refunds are given after a camp begins.
Yes. Each camp has different roles, and we adapt to the interests of the child within the project.
Discounts will be applied after checkout.