Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kid Filmmakers offers summer camps

Kid Filmmakers, the year-round traveling filmmaking academy, is offering full-day summer blockbuster camps in Tilton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Whether it's a music video set in a spooky cemetery or an interview aboard a millionaire's yacht, Kid Filmmakers run the cameras, direct the actors and even write their own scripts!

Summer Shoot is a working movie production unit, offering an intensive full-day curriculum for beginning and experienced filmmakers, i.e. hands-on instruction in acting, animation, directing, lighting, sound, makeup, screenwriting and videography. Participants will produce 4-5 short movies during the week, including a documentary, television commercial and a drama, comedy or musical. Open to ages 10-15, Summer Shoot will be held 9am-4pm on August 3-7 at The Players Ring, 105 Marcy Street in Portsmouth and on August 10-14 at Granite Media Center, 100 Autumn Drive in Tilton.

Animation Vacation is a week-long summer camp focusing on the art of animation, offering hands-on training in anime, Claymation®, storyboarding, screenwriting, editing and special effects. Open to ages 10-15, Animation Vacation will be held 9am-4pm on August 17-21 at Granite Media Center, 100 Autumn Drive in Tilton and on August 24-28 at Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth.

The cost of each program is $295 per child ($265 for returnees and Kid Filmmakers Club members) which includes a DVD copy of film projects and certificate of completion.

Now celebrating its eighth year, Kid Filmmakers hosts summer filmmaking camps in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and produces year-round after-school and weekend programs. Faculty members are experienced film industry professionals with credits from MGM Pictures, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Discovery Channel, NBC, PBS, ESPN, TNN, Turner Broadcasting, AOL/Time Warner and more.

For details, call Marianne Bornkessel, Regional Coordinator, at (603) 534-3934 or visit the website at www.kidfilmmakers.com.