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Filmmaking + Photography Summer Camps

Creative Tech Camps For Kids, Teens & Adults

Film + Photography Summer Camps

Experience digital filmmaking or learn professional photography and Photoshop® techniques with hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Photography students discover how to capture images, create vibrant and professional digital photos, understand color theory, and discover the masters of modern art. Film students will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production.

In this DMA Learning Pathway, students will learn how to get out of “automatic” shooting modes through personalized lessons and professional instruction. Learn the skill sets needed to succeed in the multi-trillion-dollar entertainment business.


Teen Camps + Academies + DMA Studios

One-Week + Two-Week Courses for Teens  •  Ages 12-17

Filmmaking Academy

Learn and explore filmmaking in this two-week academy that gives students the chance to make a film using professional Canon® HD cameras, lighting and audio equipment.

Intro to Filmmaking

Become a filmmaker as you shoot and edit your own original films while learning the concepts of cinematic storytelling, including sound production, editing and more.

YouTube Video Production

Students explore the art of digital filmmaking by shooting and editing their own unique video and optimizing their project for launch on YouTube.

Advanced Filmmaking

Take your learning further as you explore high end audio and lighting kits, cinematic nuances like color grading, and add visual effects and motion graphics.

Mobile Journalism

Students learn to use photos, video, and 360 images to tell important stories and build newsworthy, engaging content that educate and engage the viewer.

Visual Effects Filmmaking with Adobe After Effects

Aspiring filmmaking bring a movie to life while learning professional techniques, such as video compositing, motion tracking and more.

DMA Studios: Film Production

A hands on experience that reproduces what it’s like to work for an independent film studio. The “crew” produces a film under the guidance of industry professionals.

Photography Academy

Combines DMA’s Introduction to Photography and Advanced Digital Photography. Work with your DSLR camera, get personal instruction and master photo editing with Photoshop®.

Digital Photography & Photoshop

Learn shooting and Photoshop® techniques from instructors with extensive photography and photo-editing expertise. Get hands-on experience that’s field based.

Advanced Digital Photography

Get out of automatic mode as you learn how to use manual DSLR settings and expert shooting and editing techniques to create professional looking images.

Photography & Graphic Design Academy

Take a deep dive into the world of photography and graphic design. You’ll learn how to develop your own photography style and work in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make your images pop!


Adventures Camps

One-Week Courses for Kids  •  Ages 8-12

Adventures in Animation

Discover how animators at Pixar™, Cartoon Network™ and Disney™ create animated movies. Take home a stop motion short film at the end of the week.

Adventures in Filmmaking

Learn to shoot and edit your own digital films while learning acting and camera techniques, and exploring editing concepts and basic visual effects.


Jr. Adventures Camps

One-Week Courses for Kids  •  Ages 6-8

Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

Shoot, act and edit your own films while discovering how movies are made. Campers are introduced to the fundamentals of acting and filmmaking, as they learn to compose a story.

Pro Series Courses

One-Week Courses for Adults  •  Ages 18+

Documentary Filmmaking

A comprehensive overview of documentary filmmaking in the Digital Age, from philosophy to production. Fast paced, hands on learning with the best tools now available.