Filmmakers Ink Summer Camps

Westport Continuing Education @ Staples High School

From Jul 08 to Jul 26, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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For students entering grades 5 - 12.

This summer, take a deep dive into filmmaking. Guided by Filmmakers Ink professionals, our young filmmakers learn by doing as they develop the key creative and technical skills required for exceptional filmmaking. Filmmakers Ink programs are designed to give students solid lifelong hacks with which to access, express, and develop their creative ideas and then turn them into movies.

Under the leadership of award-winning filmmaker Patrick McCullough, Filmmakers Ink has set itself apart from other film camps by focusing on the most challenging part of the process: how to come up with and develop good ideas for great films. Location: Staples High School

Sessions are 1 or 2 weeks from July 8 - 26. Sessions are full day, half day (mornings or afternoons), and discount mix and match camp packages are available. Check the website for more details on weeks available.

Filmmaking Intensive
entering grades 6–8, 9–12
Learn the process of making good films, fast. Work with professional filmmakers and build the filmmaking instincts needed to direct, capture the right footage, and run a set. All students will develop scripts and work each of the main crew positions. This summer, find your tribe and turn your ideas into movies.

Acting Intensive
entering grades 6–8, 9–12
In week one, perform professional acting exercises designed to help you sharpen your listening skills, learn to live truthfully within your scenes, and work improvisationally. In week two, you’ll get plenty of on-camera experience, as you act in the films being produced by the program.

entering grades 6–8, 9–12
Learn how to tell visual stories effectively, by developing believable characters, dialogue, and plot. Build a foundation of solid, lifelong writing tools for accessing, expressing, refining, and executing your best ideas.

Storyboard with a Pro
entering 6–8, 9–12
Supercharge your summer with a professional artist from Marvel! Explore the fundamentals of visual storytelling and end it with the practicals: storyboarding scripts for our Filmmaking Intensive program.

entering 6–8, 9–12
Elevate the story to its final, finished form. Learn to create a rough cut by editing picture and sound. Then, under the guidance of our professional editor, apply special effects, transitions, sound design, music, and titling for a final cut.

iPhone or Android Movies: Filmmaking with Your Phone
entering 6–9
Take your movie making up a notch with tips, tricks, and coaching from experienced filmmakers. Explore the ins and outs of different apps, learn which types of shots to capture and what tools can enhance your videography, how to apply filters, create transitions, and even add music.

Special FX Filmmaking
entering 3–5
Collaborate with your filmmaking tribe to develop an idea and then write, produce, shoot, and direct a 5-7 minute movie, using special effects in our green screen studio.

Stop Motion Animation
entering 3–5
Animate your imagination! You create the characters—using materials from LEGOs to Hot Wheels, action figures to stuffed animals, clay, found objects, even wood, stone, and metal—and our experienced filmmakers will help you get them moving.

CreativeArt Ink Multi-Arts Program
entering 3–5, 6–9
Train with working artists, writers, filmmakers from Filmmakers Ink, photographers, composers, songwriters, and actors. Spend the day making movies with award-winning filmmakers; create animation and sketch with professional artists; write a short story or poem with a Pulitzer Prize nominee; improvise and explore movement and physical theater with working NYC professionals, and more. Combine that with fresh air and outdoor activities for a unique summer experience.

Registration begins on March 4.

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

Weekly fees: $395 and up
Discount packages available, see website for more information.



Accessibility Info

  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Additional Dates

Wed, 07/17/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Thu, 07/18/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Fri, 07/19/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Mon, 07/22/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Tue, 07/23/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Wed, 07/24/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Thu, 07/25/20199:00 am3:30 pm
Fri, 07/26/20199:00 am3:30 pm

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