Filmmaking Camps

Filmmaking Camps at St. Louis Public Library

Cinema St. Louis hosts free filmmaking camps for kids ages 12-18 during the summer. Filmmaking Camps will take place over three weeks from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, 2018, Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, 2018, and Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, 2018, at the St. Louis Public Library's Central Library (1301 Olive St., 63101). There are three classes available, two live-action and one documentary.

Camps will teach basic filmmaking principles, working through pre-, post-, and general production techniques. Campers will work in groups to visualize, record, and edit complete films in both Live Action and Documentary styles.

The camps are free but advance registration is required, online or at any library branch location. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, but preference is given to first-time enrollees, so early application is encouraged. Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Public Library, Webster University, and Lindenwood University. For more information, contact Brian Spath at Cinema St. Louis: 314-289-4153brian@cinemastlouis.org 

Live-Action Film Camp (Ages 12-18)

Learn basic filmmaking principles, working through pre-, post-, and general production techniques. Work in groups to visualize, record, and edit complete films. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Limit 10 | Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Lindenwood University

June 11 - June 15 at Central FULL

June 18 - June 22 at Central FULL

July 23 - July 27 at Central WAIT LIST

Documentary Film Camp (Ages 12-18) 

Learn basic filmmaking principles, working through pre-, post-, and general production techniques. Work in groups to visualize, record, and edit complete films. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Limit 10 | Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Lindenwood University

June 25 - June 29 at Central Library FULL

Animation Camp (Ages 14-18)

Learn the principles of animation through various styles, including hand-drawn, pixilation, and 3-D modeling. Materials will be provided.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Limit 20 | Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Webster University

July 23 - July 27 at Central | SIGN UP HERE

 

Filmmaker Camps at University City Library

Register by phone for all camps at 314-727-3150

Live-Action Film Camp(Ages 12-18)

Create your own short film. Participants will learn to write scripts, create storyboards, set-up scenes, and edit film. Films will be shown at the inaugural UCPL Teen Film Festival on Saturday, June 30th – family and friends are encouraged to attend.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Limit 12 | Presented by University City Library and Cinema St. Louis June 18 - June 22 at U City Library | Register by phone for all camps at 314-727-3150

Stop Motion Film Camp (Ages 12-18)

Create your own short animated film. Participants will use iPads to create and edit short animated films using LEGOs and/or other supplies. Films will be shown at the inaugural UCPL Teen Film Festival on Saturday, June 30th – family and friends are encouraged to attend.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Limit 12 | Presented by University City Library and Cinema St. Louis June 25 - June 29 at U City Library | Register by phone for all camps at 314-727-3150 

Green Screen Film Camp (Ages 12-18)

Learn how to create special effects. Use UCPL’s One Button Studio to record video and enhance it with green screen backgrounds and effects. 

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Limit 12 | Presented by University City Library and Cinema St. Louis August 6 - August 10 at U City Library | Register by phone for all camps at 314-727-3150