Mini-documentaries are fantastic to convey a story in a limited amount of time, and YouTube is a prime platform to share it. In this camp, teens learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking – utilizing core strategies of professional filmmakers to create factually-based stories. They will consider their target audience, outline expectations, research key story points, utilize best interview practices, and determine the mood and tone of their film. Students will work individually and collaboratively to define the goal of their film, script, scout locations, and capture and edit footage – experiencing the great art of filmmaking from concept to execution, from scratch to screen.
- Identify how content, form, and contexts work together to create a meaningful narrative in a film
- Utilize digital cameras, record sound, and light a scene
- Use professional editing software to maximize the delivery and impact of a story
- Exercise various roles of film production (director, producer, cinematographer, and editor)
- Research, gather and synthesize information relevant to the story being told
Students will have made a short documentary film that conveys a specific, intended message that seeks to either delight and entertain, empower, enlighten, or ignite change in the viewer.
Who is this camp for?
Teens seeking a solid technical and creative introduction to documentary filmmaking.
What you’ll get
• Flash drive
• Baseball cap
• Water bottle
• Completion certificate