Summer 2019 Teen Filmmakers Boot Camp

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on June 26, 2019

Summer 2019 Teen Filmmakers Boot Camp

Welcome to Media Arts Center San Diego’s
Teen Filmmakers Boot Camp – Summer 2019!

Produce your own film at our Teen Filmmakers Boot Camp!



This 5-day (Mon-Fri) ‘teen filmmakers boot camp’ provides teens (ages 13-18) with the opportunity to produce short narrative films under the mentorship of professional filmmakers. Students will pitch a story, write a script, scout locations, audition and cast professional actors, as well as direct, produce, edit, and market their film to be screened at Digital Gym Cinema.


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Teen Boot Camp Summer 2019



Session 1: June 17-21

Session 2: June 24-28

Session 3: July 8-12

Session 4: July 15-19

Session 5: July 22-26

Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $250 Member /  $300 General


During this 30-Hour Production Challenge, students will gain experience in:

  • Pre-production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Shooting with DSLR cameras
  • Lighting techniques
  • Audio recording
  • Shot composition
  • Working with professional actors
  • Location scouting
  • Marketing
  • Using professional video editing software
  • And MORE!


Each camp culminates with a screening at our Digital Gym Cinema to showcase their work for family and friends.

See more photos from last summer’s Boot Camp: Summer 2018

Check out a few films from past Boot Camps:


Long Distance Deception

All I Want

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Download POLICIES & PROCEDURES forms: Boot Camp Forms


Our weeklong Summer Teen Filmmakers Boot Camp classes take place at the Digital Gym, a multi-purpose community space in North Park managed by the Media Arts Center San Diego, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing filmmaking tools and media education to under-resourced communities in an effort to create social change.


For more information, contact Larry Da Silveira at or (619) 230-1938.


Looking for more programs for teens to learn about basic principals of documentary or narrative filmmaking? Click here to check out our award-winning Teen Producers Project!



Scholarships: Need-based scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program at school. NOTE: Full scholarships have already been awarded for the summer sessions. Partial scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.  Apply Here


Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds for camps. To receive credit for future camps, cancellation is required at least one week in advance of the start date of camp. Credit will be valid for one year, and will be equal to the amount paid, less 10% for processing fees. Media Arts Center San Diego may at times need to cancel classes due to low enrollment, at which point a check reimbursement will be issued, less 10% for processing fees.

  • MACSD is not responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for camps missed as a result of illness, emergencies or events beyond the student’s control.
  • MACSD will confirm cancellation via email.


A special thanks to our Funders & Sponsors!

Camp Funders and Sponsors 2018-2019

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