SUMMER FILM CAMP IS BACK!​

We’re back in person for 2021 thanks to Windsor High School!

2021 Summer Schedule (each week-long session is $25/student*):

6/21: Beginner Bootcamp – grades 6-12 FULL

7/12: Advanced Video Boot Camp – grades 6-12 FULL

7/19: OK BOOMER: time to make a video! – open to any age

* No one will be turned away.

For students to be considered for the summer film camp,
please register through this link NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, July 1st.

Beginner Bootcamp ($25/student)

(LIMITED TO 9 STUDENTS)

Students work in crews of three, and the classes are divided into pre-production (screenwriting), production (directing, camera use, and lighting), and post-production. Students will learn the basics of shooting a 1-2 minute commercial video. They will have the opportunity to learn all of the professional, modern practices of production and post-production editing using Adobe Premiere. Youth will become familiar with using a Canon 7d camera. They will learn blocking and industry-standard techniques for directing an actor, interviewing for a commercial video, and practice problem-solving skills. The class will be comprised of 5 modules covering 5 days of class meeting dates from 9AM-noon. The modules are as follows:

Monday – Developing ideas, themes, and a short one-minute commercial script, revising the script, storyboarding, interview techniques, developing a shot list.
Tuesday – Camera Basics, lighting, blocking, and shooting b-roll.
Wednesday – Shooting interviews working with the subjects on the day of the shoot.
Thursday – Editing in Adobe Premiere Part 1.
Friday – Editing in Adobe Premiere Part 2.

ADVANCED VIDEO BOOT CAMP ($25/Student)

(LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS)

This is a one-week-long advanced video/editing boot camp that will be for students who have basic experience in camera work and editing on Adobe Premiere. The class will be comprised of 5 modules covering 5 days of class meeting dates from 9AM-noon. The modules are as follows:

Monday– Camera language: using color and sound, developing ideas, themes and a short commercial script, revising the script, storyboarding, interview techniques, developing a shot list and mood board.
Tuesday– Using the storyboard for intermediate camera techniques and practice lighting and shooting B-roll.
Wednesday– Shooting interviews utilizing a student director and crew.
Thursday- Editing with intermediate techniques including adding titles, subtitling, and color grading in Adobe Premiere Part 1.
Friday– Editing in Adobe Premiere Part 2  adding music and mixing sound.

OK BOOMER: time to make a video! ($25/STUDENT)

(LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS)

This class is for adults who would like to learn the basics of making a commercial video. The class is suited for those who have little or no experience. We will learn the fundamental aspects of what goes into making a video.

Monday – Camera language: using color and sound, developing ideas, themes, and a short commercial script, revising the script, storyboarding, interview techniques, developing a shot list and mood board with Malinalli López.
Tuesday – Using the storyboard for intermediate camera techniques and practice lighting and shooting B-roll with Malinalli López and Alejandro Torres.
Wednesday – Shooting interviews utilizing director and working together a crew supervised by Malinalli López, and Alejandro Torres.
Thursday – Editing with intermediate techniques including adding titles, subtitling, and color grading in Adobe Premiere Part 1.
Friday – Editing in Adobe Premiere Part 2  adding music and mixing sound.

For students to be considered for the summer film camp,
please register through this link NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, July 1st.

Each summer, students from Northern Sonoma County are eligible to participate in Summer Film Camps, skills-based workshops with professional filmmakers designed to teach them the basics of filmmaking and visual storytelling. Instructors have included the late Pixar animator Adam Burke, director Paul Anderson, and XQL Media’s Mallinali López.

The Alexander Valley Film Society is proud to present project-based filmmaking classes as part of our educational programming. 

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Past student works are featured below.

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