Featured Filmmakers: Intermediate Filmmaking Session 1

Summer Camp at Light House is off to a great start!

This post is the first of a new blog series we’re starting entitled “Featured Filmmaker”, where we interview student filmmakers and write about what they’ve been working on recently.

Last week we wrapped up our first session of Intermediate Filmmaking: a camp where students work as a team to take a script and produce a short film within a matter of days. We interviewed a few students about their experience in the camp – read on for more about the week, and check out the video interview below!

Here’s a quick breakdown of how Intermediate Filmmaking is structured.
On Monday students got a full blown introduction of what to expect for the week. They learned all about the equipment they would be working closely with throughout the process, and they took time to go over how to frame shots and other filming techniques with their mentors. They brought in the actors and did a table read of the script.

Tuesday was for preparing for filming – they found a location to film and dressed the set.

Wednesday was the first, and heaviest, filming day. They filmed the entire stretch of camp – from 9 am to 3!

On Thursday, filming was completed (quickly!) and students discovered the importance of “Quiet on set!” with limited time to finish each scene. At this point, the students look like professionals – they’re ready to complete this film and they mean business!
Sweet! They finished all of the filming as scheduled on Thursday.

Finally, Friday was the full on editing day. It’s a race against the clock as students perfect their film and prepare for the screening at 2:30 pm with parents and fellow filmmakers. Last week’s Intermediate Filmmaking screening was a particularly special one, as it was our first screening in Light House’s recently purchased building, the historic Vinegar Hill Theatre. We had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the moment, and over 200 guests came to enjoy the Intermediate Filmmaking, as well as the Intro to Animation camp’s final films!

Check out this interview of a few of our great filmmakers!

We are proud of their hard work. Summer is an exciting season at Light House! Every camp ends with a screening of the finished films, and these are all free and open to the public. Click this link to learn more, and join us this summer! Stay tuned for more updates and “Featured Filmmakers” as camps continue!

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