Registration Starts Monday for Tampa Theatre Summer Film Camp

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Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen.

Campers entering grades 3-12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of digital filmmaking, from brainstorming, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting and editing. All of the necessary equipment is provided, including cameras, lights, sound equipment, computers and editing software. By the end of the filmmaking session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to showcase.

This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered:

·         LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP puts the campers in the spotlight as they write, act in, shoot produce and edit their own short films. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of June 15-19, July 6-10 and July 13-17. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $175 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

·         STOP-MOTION ANIMATION FILMMAKING CAMP shows campers how to create an animated film one frame at a time with clay, toys, paper and other materials in a style of animation made popular by THE LEGO MOVIE and South Park. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of July 27-31 and August 3-7. The session is $175 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20.

Registration for all of the summer camp sessions opens Monday, March 16 for Tampa Theatre Members and Monday, March 30 for the general public. To register, visit TampaTheatre.org/education-programs

The program is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School.

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