Pre College: St.Augustine

Students train with highly acclaimed industry professionals as they learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film.
Program DetailsItinerary & Costs
SUMMER 2019

Pre College in St.Augustine

Located at the stunning Flagler College campus, with the beautiful historic City of St Augustine as our backdrop, students will learn the art and craft of storytelling and filmmaking.  Our days will interweave practical instruction with pull out focus sessions all building to the completion of their festival level films.

 

During their down time students will enjoy dinner and movies at the historic Corazon theater and a fun schedule of after class activities and experiences. 

Instruction in screen writing, cameras and cinematography, direction and production will be interwoven with an exploration of this remarkable region.  

In this intensive hands-on course, students work with industry professionals as they learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film in preparation for festival entry.

Students are split into crews of appropriate age and experience, with an individualized curriculum.  Many of our students have won film festivals with the work they achieve in these PreCollege courses – perfect for ongoing college applications!

We have options for Day students and Residency students.  Residency students stay in college dorms.

 

 

Register Your Interest

Thank you for your interest in Florida Film Academy Pre College Programs.
Applications open on October 1, 2018.

In the meantime, if you would like more information about any of our programs or wish to be added to the list for application for either our 2019 Pre College Transylvania Program or 2019 Pre College Flagler Program, please fill out the form linked here. You will be added to our email list to ensure you receive information about application updates and upcoming programs.

The Program

Ages:  14 – 18

Residency options available.

Study Level:  Beginner through Advanced

Study Areas: Scriptwriting, cinematography, direction, production, general film making and film studies.

Students are split into crews of appropriate age and experience, with an individualized curriculum.

Students are guided throughout by our industry professional instructors and learn hands-on – with the freedom to create and film stories of importance to them.

Storytelling

Story is the most important aspect of any short film. Our students have the freedom to choose a story that is important to them.

Directing

Crew roles are decided within each team with everyone having the opportunity to all roles as well as concentrate on what is most important to them.

Post Production

Editors are chosen from within each team and can use either Final Cut ProX or Adobe Premiere depending on their skillset. DaVinci resolve is offered for grading.
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Scripting

Each team will produce a script and run thru the process of script breakdown, casting actors and listing and sourcing props.

Filming

Camera and audio equipment is decided according to story – but all tools are professional level, providing the experience of a full movie shoot.

Film Festivals

Expert FFA instructors guide students throughout on the criteria for Film Festival entry.  Many of our teams have successfully placed and won both local and international film festivals – providing excellent material for their college applications and careers.

Program Itinerary

Located at the stunning Flagler College campus, with the beautiful historic City of St Augustine as our backdrop, students will learn the art and craft of storytelling and filmmaking.  Our days will interweave practical instruction with pull out focus sessions all building to the completion of their festival level films.

During their down time students will enjoy dinner and movies at the historic Corazon theater and a fun schedule of after class activities and experiences. 

Week One: July 1 – 5, 2019
Week Two: July 8 – 12, 2019

Students can attend either week – or both weeks for a more immersive experience.

Each week will use different tools and focus on different areas of production so students attending both weeks will cover a wider range of material than those attending a single week.

Program Costs

Resident Students: 

The cost for the 2019 Flagler College RESIDENT experience is $1750.00, per week.  A $70 application fee applies.

This includes:

  • Course tuition (including materials and equipment)
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Extra-curricular activities – transportation, entrance and most activity fees

Residency students stay in College Dorms.

Day Students:

The cost for the 2019 Flagler College DAY STUDENT experience is $1025, per week.  

All applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of $70.00* this fee will not be applied to the program costs.

Once a student has been notified of acceptance to the program a non-refundable enrollment fee of $400.00 will be due. This enrollment fee will be applied to the total program cost amount. 

The balance is due no later than June 15th, 2019.

The cost does not include:

  • Travel to St Augustine, Florida
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money

Program Eligibility & Application Requirements

Applications for Pre College St. Augustine will be open on October 1, 2018. the first stage of applications will close on May 31st, 2019.  If all places are filled by this time, no future application dates will be announced.

No prior filmmaking experience is required to apply for this program. We welcome students who meet the following criteria:

  • At least 14 years of age by July 1st, 2019
  • Strong academic standing with solid extracurricular activities

Interested students must complete an application, and provide TWO teacher recommendations.   

You will be required to submit your recommending teachers’ names and e-mail so we may contact them directly to request a reference.

Note: Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials are received.

CANCELLATION FEES

  • $400 non-refundable deposit due at registration: check or credit card. Students who have not paid the deposit will be marked as waitlisted until the deposit is paid.
  • Student withdrawal by March 15th, 2019: refund of one-half of total paid, less non-refundable deposit
  • Student withdrawal after March 15th, 2019: no refunds

Register Your Interest

Thank you for your interest in Florida Film Academy Pre College Programs.
Applications open on October 1, 2018.

In the meantime, if you would like more information about any of our programs or wish to be added to the list for application for either our 2019 Pre College Transylvania Program or 2019 Pre College Flagler Program, please fill out the form linked here. You will be added to our email list to ensure you receive information about application updates and upcoming programs.

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