Monday, June 28, 2010

Kid Filmmakers offers summer camp

[Received this opportunity from Marianne Bornkessel at Kid Filmmakers.]

Kid Filmmakers, the year-round traveling filmmaking academy, is offering a full-day summer blockbuster camp in 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 23-27 at Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth.

The cost of the program is $275 per child ($250 for returnees, Kid Filmmakers Club members and Strawbery Banke Members) which includes a DVD copy of film projects and certificate of completion.

Now celebrating its ninth year, Kid Filmmakers hosts summer filmmaking camps in 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, Camp Coordinator, at (603) 534-3934 or visit the website at