Learn filmmaking from start to finish! In our hands-on animation camps, students will use a variety of techniques from claymation and pixelation to hand-drawn and cutout animation to create their own movie. Students will collaborate to conceive, write, storyboard, construct sets, shoot, and produce a completed mixed media animated short film using professional grade animation software Dragon frame stop-motion.
All films made during weeklong camps will be shown at New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival in 2018, and students will receive an online link to the film in the weeks following the camp to share with family and friends.
To view films made during previous camps, click here
Sample Daily Schedule
9:15-9:30am – Arrival, morning welcome, and free draw
9:30-9:45am – Daily schedule overview
9:45-11:00am – Warm-up: students will look at short films to learn about the animation style they will be exploring and will participate in short animation exercises
11:00am-12:00pm – Story development: Led by teaching artists, students will work together to write a compelling story for their short film, create storyboards, and begin to work on character and set design
12:00-12:30pm – Lunch break (students bring their own lunch)
12:30-1:00pm – Recess
1:00-3:30pm – Animation: students will create the puppets, sets, props, and everything else needed to complete their short film and begin animating
3:30pm – Dismissal
3:30-5:00pm – Extended care (available for $20/day)
Upcoming Film Camps
Our next camps are expected to take place over the following public school holidays:
Election Day Pop-Up: November 7, 2017
Winter Session: February 19-23, 2018
Spring Session: April 2-6, 2018
Anniversary Day Pop-Up (single day): June 7, 2018
To stay up to date on film camps, sign up for our email list:
- Extended care is available from 3:30-5pm for an additional charge
- Each class will be led by two head teachers from our partner, The Good School, and will consist of 15 students
- Class sizes are limited and expected to sell out
- Students must bring lunch and snacks with them each day
- Camps take place in lower Manhattan in Tribeca and the Financial District
For additional questions or information, please call (212) 349-0330
Full scholarships are available for weeklong camps in February, April, and July. Students who qualify based on proof of income are eligible to apply. Preferable documentation is letter from child’s school indicating eligibility for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. If this is unavailable, paystubs or proof of Medicare, unemployment, or social security benefits may be used instead.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.