ART26201 to again offer Young Filmmakers Camp in June

This summer, ART26201 will offer the 4th Annual ART26201 Young Filmmakers Camp at LASCAUX Micro-Theater in Buckhannon from June 10-14.

The five-day workshop will teach students the fundamentals of filmmaking and is designed to engage the students in creative thinking and applying of soft-skills in order to produce an original film.

Students will receive hands-on experience in acting, directing, filming, editing, and writing a narrative film. Students will experience what it is like to be on a film crew and to work collaboratively.

By the end of the week, the students will not only complete a shot-by shot remake of a famous Hollywood film scene, but they will also create a short film (2-5 mins) based on one of the scripts developed at the camp that week.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, however, students will be asked to bring a lunch daily. All classes will be held at Lascaux Micro-Theater. At the end of camp, we host a premiere for all completed work; students, parents, and friends are invited to see participants on the big screen. Participants from previous camps are encouraged to participate again this year in the intermediate or advanced program.

This year, the camp will be separated into three sections: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Beginner Camp is for students who are attending the camp for the first time. Intermediate Camp will require previous film camp attendance. Students wishing to participate in the Advanced Camp program will need to have a completed 2-5 page script.

Parents of students can request specific group placement depending on their child’s skill level.

This year, ART26201 is adding a second full-time teacher, Andrew Carroll, to teach film equipment and technology, and lead the Advanced Camp program.

Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Daily
Age: 9-12(+-)
Fee: $75

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily
Age: 12+
Fee: $100

JAMIE JOHNSON is a middle school teacher who currently resides in Fayetteville. She attended Watkins College of Art and Design with a focus on directing and Hollins University, earning an MFA in screenwriting and film. She spent two years as Assistant Director of the non-profit Chicago Scriptworks, where she helped curate live readings of screenplays in the Chicago area. Jamie has written and directed several short films and feature length scripts, and she worked as script supervisor on the shorts Claudette and Orbit Control. She is also working on a documentary film about Danny Heater.

ANDREW CARROLL is a high school English teacher and media maker who currently resides in Elkins. He generates and curates content for the Randolph County-centric website and works seasonally as the social media coordinator and photographer at Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. He has also produced content for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and generated a series of short promotional films for Webster County Tourism. Independently, Andrew has released the short film Swing: Lou Maiuri and the Nine Pin Reel and documented many West Virginia musicians, square dance callers, and artists. Andrew is committed to using his skills as a photographer, videographer, and documentarian to attempt to capture elements of life in West Virginia that would otherwise go unnoticed. We are thrilled to have him at this year’s camp!

Please contact to reserve your child’s seat!

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