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SUMMER CAMPS in St AugustIne FLORIDA FILM ACADEMY 2019

Ten Years of Summer at Florida Film Academy

2010 - 2019

We were traveling the world producing episodes for a landmark documentary series for National Geographic when a local school called up and asked if we could run a film club for their students. We're passionate about helping young and under represented filmmakers, so of course our answer was YES!

It started as a weekly meet up for a small group of enthusiastic young filmmakers. Before we knew it more and more students lined up to join. Meet ups became more frequent with weekend shoots and in 2010 we opened our very first Summer programs.

Today we welcome hundreds of students every year through our backlot studio in Winter Garden, our Campus in St Augustine and our Summer Programs both in the USA and Overseas.

We've come a long way since those early days but our mission and philosophy remains the same: To inspire young people to become strong, confident individuals through the development and application of creative thinking.

And just like our kids, we're constantly developing new ideas and outlets to bring our story to life. More ways to offer our students opportunity, education and experience. We change our Summer Program every year and add new and exciting programs to the line up.

Join us as we celebrate TEN years of SUMMER!

Let's start with a few details...

All camps are open to students aged 7-12 and 13-18 unless otherwise noted on the camp slide.

In our Movie Making Camps students are broken into small groups according to age and experience, with around 6-7 campers per instructor. Specialist camps have limited numbers per week.

Camp starts at 9am and ends at 5pm. Early and late drop off can be arranged.

You do not have to bring any equipment, we provide everything.

Students bring their own packed lunch each day. Please note we do not have a fridge or microwaves available for lunches.

That's about it folks! But seriously if you do have additional questions, just e-mail stefanie@flfilmacademy.com or call 407 654 8400

Is this your first Florida Film Academy Summer Camp?

That's OK!

Many of our campers are first time students. Whether you're trying your hand at filmmaking, animation, acting or any of our amazing camps, we'll teach you everything you need to know.

And if you're already an ACE at this creative thing, we have different groups according to age and experience.

Let the fun begin!

To make things a little easier, we've broken the camps down by date. Starting with.......

The Wonderful World of Art & Animation

June 3rd - June 7th. Ages 9 -12

In this course students will get to experience and explore different mediums and techniques in the world of art and animation. This class is designed to teach fundamentals of drawing, painting, color, sculpture, and design. Student projects are specifically designed to increase and enhance their creative and technical ability as well as their imagination. Students will learn classic techniques while also be encouraged to experiment and push their creative limits under the guidance of their instructor.

Cost $595.00 per week

For Our Teen Filmmakers.....DSLR

June 3rd - June 7th. Ages 12 - 18

This camp is great for students who are beyond the beginner Make a Movie experience and are ready for the next challenge.

In this one of a kind experience, student’s immerse themselves in the world of DSLR movie making as they produce their own films and movie trailers - all in one week!

Location - Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St.

Cost $425.00

CLASSIC MAKE A MOVIE CAMPS Ages 7-13

Available June 10th - 14th and June 17th - 21st

Our Summer camp story began with this simple idea.

Get kids together and let them have fun learning how to make movies. No themes, no pre written scripts, just their imagination and the power of storytelling. Even today, ten years on, our classic Make a Movie Camp is one of our most popular options.

Location - Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St.

Cost: $300 per week

ART OF ANIME AND ANIMATION

June 17th - June 21st. Ages 13+

This course will be focusing on how characters are professionally created for movies, animation, video games, and graphic novels. Students will learn advanced anatomy, advanced character development, fashion design, advanced character design, character outline, and story development. This course is advanced and students will be developing their own intellectual properties.

Location - Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St.

Cost $595 per week

LIGHTS, ACTION, MAKE A MOVIE!

July 1st - 3rd Ages 7-13

For the first time in St Augustine - our annual three day movie making camp before the 4th July Holiday.

Cost $180.00 per week

Location Flagler College

FOR OUR MORE SERIOUS YOUNG CREATIVES WE OFFER PRE COLLEGE CAMPS AT FLAGLER COLLEGE

Our Pre College camps are open to students aged 14-18. While no prior experience is necessary, these camps are designed for students looking for a real in-depth, industry focussed experience.

PRE COLLEGE FILM

July 1st - 5th and July 8th - 12th. Ages 14-18

Choose one week or two. Day and Residency Options available.

In this intensive hands-on course, students work with industry professionals as they learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film in preparation for festival entry. No prior experience is necessary to join this Program. Students are broken into small teams according to their age and experience. Students work with a range of professional equipment as they learn how to choose the right tools for the job.

Break out sessions are offered across the week in subjects including navigating the festival circuit and college applications.

PRICE $1025 Day Student $1750

PRE COLLEGE THE ART OF ANIMATION

July 1st - 5th. Ages 14-18 Day and Residency Options available

Under the guidance of Master Animator, Peter Smith, students will focus on how to create art that is used in animation, film, graphic novels, and video games.

Using professional art techniques and industry processes, students will learn how to draw the human anatomy, advanced color theory, and the importance of design. Each student will create an original character, design an original environment, the art of storyboarding, and layout for visual storytelling.

Students will simulate professional projects and gain an understanding and knowledge of how a professional art studio works in the entertainment field.

Price $1025.00 Day Student $1750 Resident Student

PRE COLLEGE VISUAL EFFECTS

July 1st - 5th. Ages 14-18 Day and Residency Options available

This in-depth, hands-on Visual Effects program will explore how you can create the amazing special effects & visual effects you see in all your favorite Hollywood movies!

Visual Effects Producer Jon Gress (who has taught hundreds of Hollywood’s top VFX artists & supervisors) will teach you how to do practical, in-camera effects such as stop frame, stop motion animation, Pepper’s ghost mirror effects, underwater effects, how to simulate water surface reflections, how to create model miniature FX and film them to look like the real thing.

You’ll explore how to create all kinds of in-camera environmental & atmospheric FX (such as fog, wind, rain, snow, underwater and surface water reflection effects and then go in-depth into the world of digital visual effects and how to shoot Green Screen, Blue Screen, Black Screen, White Screen and compositing visual effects where you’ll learn to create all kinds of sci-fi and fantasy movie VFX such light sabers, laser beams, magic wand fx, explosions, HUD’s, spaceships, futuristic buildings, space effects and a ton more!

Price $1025.00 Day Student $1750 Resident Student

It's not over yet!!

Make a Movie makes a return for the Final Week of the Summer Line up.

August 5th - 9th

Grab that camera and make that final blockbuster of the season in our classic Make a Movie Camp. Even today, ten years on, this classic camp is one of our most popular options.

Location - Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St.

$300.00 per week

So who are the people who make all this Summer Camp magic Happen?

Meet the FF "A" Team

WE LOVE OUR TEAM

Our Counselors and Assistant Counselors, Instructor's, Camp Directors all have one thing in common....

We LOVE what we do

We pride ourselves in making sure our campers enjoy their experience in a safe and friendly environment with people who love the FFA Summer Experience as much as they do!!

We have a very small student/instructor ratio and a very high return rate of Summer Camp Staff every year, so our returning students always have a familiar face to great them!

Our staff is highly trained and re-trained before the start of EVERY Summer, no matter how many years they've been on the team.

Every member of staff is level II background checked.

We always have first aid and CPR certified Instructors on staff.

Head of St Augustine Campus and Pre College Programs Kay Hill

One of the original founders of Florida Film Academy, Kay Hill, is credited as writer, director or producer on over 200 top international TV shows. She is a Fellow and USA connector for the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts , a past Board Advisor for the National Geographic Society’s All Road Film Initiative, a creative consultant and speaker at major industry events worldwide.

Camp Director Stefanie Robinson

Stefanie, one of the owners of Florida Film Academy has been leading our Summer Kids Program for the past ten years. She absolutely loves working with our families to create the best summer experience possible for her students. "Creativity and the Arts is a passion of mine. Having been influenced by mentors at a young age in Theater arts, inspiring the next generation of students is extremely important for a child's confidence, communication skills, social skills and overall development." In 2009 Stefanie had the incredible opportunity to shadow under the expertise of Kay Hill and David Haynes in the TV production industry, when the mutual love of kids and storytelling blossomed into the beautiful school you now see today!

Isobel "Issy" Haynes

Issy is a third year Flagler Student and Camp Manager for our St Augustine Make a Movie camps. She is a part time filmmaker, photographer and writer for Flagler College's in house newspaper, The Gargoyle. She also produces the speaker series videos for the St Augustine Historic Society. Issy loves working with the kids every Summer and has worked her way through the FFA ranks from assistant Counsellor to Manager for our St Augustine Camps.

Peter Smith

Peter Smith has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer for 20 years. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio with a bachelor of fine arts degree with a focus on illustration and marketing. Over his career, Peter has worked for several larger companies including Disney, Universal Studios, Marvel Comics, Nike, Hot Topic and Abercrombie and Fitch to name a few.

Peter was also a professor for 5 years at Youngstown State University in the art department. There he taught character design, comic book illustration, concept art, graphic design, color theory, sculpture, digital design, and anatomy.

Peter is currently an owner, creative director, and artist for Crimson Fable Studios. This entertainment studio is presently producing a graphic novel titled the Chronicles of Zelaria, and has plans to branch out into animation and the video game industry in the near future.

JON GRESS

With over 25 years of digital & visual special effects, film, video, audio, and multimedia production experience, visual effects producer Jon Gress has been on the cutting edge of digital production technologies since their beginnings!

He has trained hundreds of visual effects artists, who have gone on to secure jobs in top visual effects companies all over the world and have worked on movies, including Titanic, The Expendables, Harry Potter, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, Avatar, Gulliver's Travels, Beowulf and many more.

WE KNOW KIDS LOVE OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS. THAT'S WHY THEY COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR.

BUT IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MOVIES.

IT'S ABOUT MAKING NEW FRIENDS

AND CAPTURING MEMORIES ON FILM

THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

CREATE A SUMMER TRADITION WITH FLORIDA FILM ACADEMY

Credits:

Created with an image by WavebreakMediaMicro - "Happy kids sitting together watching a movie"

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