2017 Summer Teen Film Boot Camps

30-Hour Production Challenge!

Click HERE to register for a session!

This 5-day course provides teens with the unique opportunity to produce short narrative films under the guidance of professional filmmakers. Within five days, students in our Teen Short Film Boot Camp will pitch a story, write a script, scout locations, work with professional actors, direct, produce, edit, and market their own short film. 


Students will gain experience in:

  • pre-production
  • script-writing
  • story-boarding
  • shooting with DSLR cameras
  • lighting techniques
  • audio recording
  • shot composition
  • working with professional actors
  • location scouting
  • marketing
  • distribution of film
  • using professional video editing software (Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • and MORE!


Each camp wraps up with a screening at our Digital Gym Cinema to showcase their work for family and friends. Students will receive a DVD copy of all their completed projects. This is sure to be an experience to remember! (ages 13-18)

Session 1: June 19-23
Session 2: June 26-30
Session 3: July 5-7** (pro-rated week)
Session 4: July 10-14
Session 5: July 17-21
Session 6: July 24-28
Session 7: July 31-Aug 4
Session 8: August 7-11
Session 9: August 14-18
Session 10: August 21-25


: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm  

*Family Screening of projects produced throughout the week will be on Fridays at 3:30 pm*

Cost:  $275 (members receive 10% discount)


Check out some photos of from the bootcamps:

2016: Session 5

2016: Session 4

2016: Session 2


Here are some of their films!

Punny Love

Long Distance Deception

All I Want


Click HERE to register for a session!

For more information, contact Larry Silveira at larry@mediaartscenter.org or (619) 230-1938.

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