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
All Full Sail Labs facilitators receive background checks with Level 2 FBI clearance, are CPR certified, and receive 100 hours of education before they fully step into their roles. They are trained quarterly on the tools and technology, best teaching methods and how to work with different learner behaviors. We also require all full-time facilitators to become certified Apple Teachers.
The only thing they need to bring is a lunch, their creative juices, and enthusiasm! Our lab environments are equipped with everything our students need to develop their creative projects.
There is a 1:10 instructor to student ratio and our labs hold a maximum of 24 students for optimal learning. Since groups will be from 10 to 20, there will always be at least two instructors to teach and assist in project development for all students in the lab.
Click here for a hotel list. Many of the accommodations on our list offer a special Full Sail rate.
Yes. 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 and offered the spot.