Moving Image & Media Arts CampsSummer 2021

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This summer CATV offered Moving Image and Media Arts camps for curious creators entering grades 5-8.   From optical toys and celluloid film to digital cameras with green screen effects and on-location filming, camper crews stepped into all production roles to discover the power of collaboration to translate their visions to the screen, including a statewide “Crowdsource Cinema” project to recreate Jurassic Park!  Final camp movie projects are now broadcasting and streaming on CATV.

Week 1: July 12-16

Handmade Cinema

Camp Director: Quinn Thomashow

Filmmaking is exploration, seeing the world and expressing its treasures through a creative lens. It requires teamwork, trial and error, and even chemistry! In this film camp kids will make photos out of plants, create “camera-less” movies, use 16mm and super 8 film, and explore nature. Our session will be about both individual and collective creativity. Kids will get access to unique ways of making art and images. Kids will create their very own showcase of their work to share.  It will be a summer camp like no other!   Activities may include:  Double exposure group 16mm film, Super 8 animation live action group filml, developing using compost, pinhole camera making, camera-less film techniques 16mm, optical illusion toy making, shadow and light play, nature dye and ink making, nature walks, nature photos, tie-dying with plants 

Week 2:  July 19-23 

Studio Production 

Camp Director: Chico Eastridge

Description:   Can’t tell a gimbal from a gobo? No problemo! Learn the fundamentals of studio production from vlogs to live news broadcasts. Get hands on experience working with lights, sound, green screens, and a slew of other gadgets and gizmos. Be a grip. Be a gaffer. Be an audio tech. Be a cinematographer.  

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ON LOCATION at Dynamic Natural Athletes, White River Junction, VT

Week 3:  July 26-30 

On Location “Field” Production

Camp Director:  Samantha Davidson Green

Grab a camera and see the world with new eyes!  Learn how to make movies on location.  Venturing to the outdoors, campers will first discover the stories nature is trying to tell through the power of lenses, time-lapse, composition and editing.  Next, campers will script and produce short fiction films on location, transforming familiar architecture into realms of their imagination.  Last, campers will focus their lenses on a social issue in the local community, exploring the power of documentary filmmaking to raise awareness of motivate change.