Film Camp

Movie Making & Film Directing at Summer Camp!

Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron - Who’s next? With a summer at Pali Adventures’ Film Camp, the next up-and-coming filmmaker is YOU! If you dream of seeing your name in lights and are curious about a future in film, this camp program is a “reel” opportunity for you to imagine, develop and transform an idea into a three to five minute film. Our California film camp’s Hollywood experts teach kids and teens what it takes to make it in the biz as a director. In our introduction to film workshop and hands-on activities, you'll learn every you need to know about filmmaking - so you can take your first walk down the red carpet at your very own film premiere! The following is a snapshot of the film schedule, showing all the great activities you will get to experience at Pali’s Film Camp.

One-week session: If you want to have an amazing time while learning the basics of how to be a movie director, a week in our film camp specialty is the way to go!

  • Write, direct and produce your own three-minute film
  • Shoot, edit and screen your film
  • Learn tricks from industry experts about shooting a film, filming tips, scriptwriting, and film lighting
  • Premiere your movie for the whole camp in the Pali Showcase
  • Take home a DVD and movie poster of your film

Two-week session: For the more serious filmmaker, you’ll have enough time to develop your vision into a Five-Minute Feature Film!

  • All one-week session activities, PLUS...
  • Script-writing techniques
  • Create your very own film from start to finish
  • Develop plot, character and conflict
  • Storyboards
  • Coordinate shooting schedules
  • Directing techniques
  • Practice professional editing systems including Final Cut Pro

Let’s not forget that movies are made for the screen! That is exactly why our Film Camp participants premier their creations on the big screen for their fellow campers and counselors at the fabulous Pali Showcase! Here's some more footage of our awesome campers making movies!

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