Hollywood Shorts Filmmaking Bootcamp

Ford Theatres Filmmaking Bootcamp

FILMMAKING BOOTCAMP FLYER

 July 8 – 12, 2019 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Ford Theatres in Hollywood

FREE | Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Part of the Ford's Foster Youth Initiative, the Hollywood Shorts Filmmaking Bootcamp is designed to provide a meaningful arts experience for foster youth, while leaving participants with practical skills and a deeper understanding of potential career pathways.

This one-week hands-on FREE camp explores the fundamentals of filmmaking and is led by professionals in the film and television industry. Over the course of five days, youth ages 12-18 will write, shoot and edit their own film, using professional local actors.

The camp takes place at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, allowing camp-goers the ability to use the natural landscape of this iconic outdoor amphitheatre. Industry standard equipment and software will be provided. The week will end with a film screening of the completed projects. No previous experience is necessary.

SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Screenwriting Fundamentals & Building Characters
Learning the fundamentals of building a scene. Students will craft 1-2 page scene for two actors.
Day 4 - Edit Day
Editing master class: learn the basics of editing software, the creative process of editing, and the role of sound and music in the post production process.
 
Day 2 - Writing a Script & Working with Actors
Screenwriting lab; learn how to communicate with actors and how to run effective rehearsals.
 
Day 5 - Post Production & Screening
Post-production lab and tips to finalize a project. Screening of the week's films.
Day 3 - Shoot Day
Hands on camera & lighting master class; on-set directing lab; and understanding the essential crew positions, including cinematographer, sound recordist, 1st AD, and production designer.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please fill out the application by selecting APPLY ONLINE below. If you have an open DCFS case, please also fill out the Required Campership Form, see below. You may also print out the entire application, see below, and complete by hand. Health Forms will need to be filled out prior to start of camp, see below, but are not required for the application.

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REQUIRED DCFS CAMPERSHIP FORM

HEALTH FORMS

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