Filmmaking Camps

Filmmaking Camps at St. Louis Public Library

Cinema St. Louis hosts free filmmaking camps in conjunction with the St. Louis Public Library system for kids ages 12-18 during the summer. Filmmaking Camps will take place at the Central Library (1301 Olive St., 63101), Barr Library (1701 S. Jefferson Ave., 63104), and Schalfly Library (225 N. Euclid Ave., 63108). There are four classes available: animation, stop motion, live action and 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 Live Action, Animation, 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) or visit the SLPL registration link.

ANIMATION FILM | Ages 12-17

June 17-21 at Central Library (FULL)

10 a.m.-Noon

Make your art come alive! Learn the principles of animation through various styles, including hand-drawn, pixilation and 3D modeling. Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Webster University | Limit: 10

DOCUMENTARY FILM | Ages 12-17

July 15-19 at Central Library (FULL)

10 a.m.-Noon

Explore a topic and share your knowledge with others! Learn basic filmmaking principles, working through pre-, post and general production techniques. Work in groups to visualize, record and edit complete documentary films. Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Lindenwood University | Limit: 10

LIVE ACTION FILM | Ages 12-17

June 10-14 at Central Library (FULL)

July 29-Aug 2 at Barr Library

10 a.m.-Noon

Have a story to tell? Learn basic filmmaking principles, working through pre-, post- and general production techniques. Work in groups to visualize, record and edit complete live action films. Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Lindenwood University | Limit: 10 

STOP-MOTION FILM | Ages 12-17

July 22-26 at Schlafly Library (FULL)

10 a.m.-Noon

Create short animated films! Learn how to film and edit short animated films using LEGOs and other supplies. Presented by Cinema St. Louis and Webster University | Limit: 10

Filmmaker Camps at University City Public Library

Live-Action Teen Film Camp

Looking for something to do over spring break? It's not too late to sign up for Live-Action Teen Film Camp at U. City Public Library! Registration now open at UCPL. All classes meet from 1-4 p.m. at U City Library, from Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 22. Kids ages 12-18 are welcome!

Questions? Want to register? Call 314-727-3150, visit the Youth Services Department or click HERE for more information.

Classes sponsored by CALOP and taught by Cinema St. Louis staff.