This hands-on workshop is designed for high school students who want to create a quality short film for college applications, film festival submission, or just for fun. Campers are recommended to have some film or video experience, or strong interest in learning on the job. We will work with local actors and take advantage of area locations. Campers who have a 3-5 page script can submit it for production. Each camper will take on a role such as director, producer, and cinematographer. This camp is a great opportunity to learn more about filmmaking and to take your work to the next level!
Required: Experience in film/video production or permission from the counselor. Contact us if you aren’t sure about your experience level. Please note that film shoots may extend beyond normal camp hours.
David Becker has been a media arts and photography counselor at Summer Adventure for 5 years. He is a graduate of New York University and a documentary producer and director. His films To Be Forever Wild, about the Catskills Mountains, and The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin’, about counter-culture icon Wavy Gravy, have appeared in film festivals, on TV and on Netflix. David also co-founded Khusi Hona Woodstock, a local nonprofit that has led four service learning trips with local students to India and Nepal. As co-founder of the Woodstock Day School media arts program David has overseen productions that have been selected by the Woodstock Film Festival, the All American High School Film Festival, and others.