Summer Camps Winter Garden

Ready to start planning next summer?  Our camps and courses are for ages 7-18 and include everything for a week-long adventure in filmmaking! There are also courses for aspiring Youtube stars and make up and fx artists.

Summer 2018

Winter Garden

Choose from our wealth of themed camps for students aged 7 to 18.

Our Make a Movie camps are a fun and exciting style of movie making! Students experience directing, filming acting and post production with easy to use – but very powerful – film tools. For students looking for more advanced experiences please check out our DSLR & Pre-College Film Camps!

Camps run Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Before and after care is available on request for an aditional charge, please contact for further information.

Students are teamed into small groups according to age with an instructor for each group ensuring individual attention and that each student has a chance at every role in the film crew.

FFA summer camp students having fun!

Winter Garden Backlot Studio

Our Summer 2018 Schedule

Our Summer 2018 Camps are listed below – book now ensure your child’s place!

June 4th – 8th

Make A Movie

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $300 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

Students work together as a film crew to make their own original movies! Experience directing, editing, acting, camera, writing, teamwork and more! All equipment is included!

Students are broken into small groups according to age. *Please note that our Make a Movie camps are a fun and exciting style of movie making! Students learn to film with basic cameras and edit on Final Cut Pro X. For students looking for more advanced experiences please check out our DSLR & Pre-College Film Camps!

June 11th – 15th

Make A Movie – Space Invaders

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $300 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

Have aliens invaded our Planet from outer space? Are they Hero or Villain? Friend or Foe? Does your Sci-Fi film take place in an alternate reality or in a Galaxy Far Far Away? Travel across the space-time continuum with Florida Film Academy & produce original films and experience the exciting world of Science Fiction!

Time Travel, space exploration, technology and other worlds are the themes this week!

June 11th – 15th

Youtube Studio

Ages 12-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $395 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

This camp only accomodates a limited amount of students!

Students MUST contact after enrolling and prior to summer camp starting indicating their current YouTube channel or YouTube ideas if their channel does not exist yet.

Students will be asked to bring costumes and props on the first day of camp along with extra channel ideas. This experience highlights branding, marketing, YouTube episode timelines, creating a YouTube Studio, milestones and calendars for YouTube channels and assists students as they produce content for their channel across the week. Students will be filming on site each day as they produce original episodes both individually and as a team.

June 18th – 22nd

Zombies: Last Stand

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $350 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

It’s the new generation of Zombies & the Apocalypse is coming to Florida Film Academy! It’s up to YOU to take the LAST STAND for humanity!

Zombie make up, homemade blood and filmmaking techniques are among the ingredients you need to create an original zombie movie! This week also includes a fun, special make up workshop this week as well!

June 18th – 22nd

Make a Movie – FAN FICTION

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $300

Stranger Things, The Marvel/DC franchises, Harry Potter – what if YOU the filmmaker wrote your very own fan fiction version or created a different ending or spin off to your favorite pop culture hit? This week is your chance!

Join us and learn about the exciting world behind Fan Fiction!

Students are broken into small groups according to age and experience.

Before and after care is available on request for an aditional charge, please contact stefanie@flfilmacademy.com for further information.

June 25th – 29th

Teen Filmmaker: DSLR

Ages: 12-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $425 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

For more advanced film students ages 12 and over. 

In this one of a kind experience, immerse yourself in the world of DSLR movie making as you produce your own film, trailer and behind the scenes documentary – all in one week!

We orgnaize students by age.

Camps run Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.  Before and after care is available on request for an aditional charge, please contact stefanie@flfilmacademy.com for further information.

June 25th – 29th

Make Up & Movie FX

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $350 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

Students work together as a film crew to make their own original movies!
Experience an exciting, hands on make up workshop with industry professionals. Learn special effects make up techniques and apply them to your original movies. Learn special editing effects, green screen techniques and more!

*  Our expert joins the camp on Tuesday only, for the rest of the week our students will apply the techniques they learn to make their movies.

July 16th – July 20th

Movie Make Up & Prosthetics

Ages: 11-12 & 13-18
Monday-Friday – 9am-4pm daily
Tuition: $700

This intensive movie make up summer camp is a one of a kind, hands on, project based experience.

Curriculum includes special effects make up, prosthetics sculpting and design, cosplay & character creation, special industry guests and much more!

Students will be creating a visual portfolio of their work throughout the week.

All equipment, materials and make up is included with the cost of the camp. Students are taught and guided by industry professionals and instructors differentiate across the level of the students.

*Please note that camp is from 9am-3pm Monday – Friday and all levels are welcome!

July 16th – 20th

Visual & Practical Effects

Ages 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $595

This hands-on, week-long Visual Effects camp is the perfect immersive movie fx program for students of all skill levels who want to learn how to create the kinds of eye-popping effects you see in all he big Hollywood movies!

Visual Effects Producer Jon Gress (who has taught hundreds of Hollywood’s top VFX artists & supervisors) will teach you how to do 2D Animation, cartoon, photo, hand drawn cel animation, flipbook, rotoscoping, Stop-Motion and facial animation, Time lapse, Stop frame & stop action FX, Cinemagraphs, 2.5D multi-plane animation and matte painting, environments and 2D animation compositing FX like how to add explosions, smoke, fire, rain, snow, and more!

You’ll also explore practical, in-camera special effects such as stop frame, stop motion animation, Pepper’s ghost mirror effects, underwater effects, how to simulate water surface reflections, how to create model miniature FX and film them to look like the real thing and learn to create all kinds of digital sci-fi and fantasy movie VFX such light sabers, laser beams, magic wand fx, explosions, HUD’s, spaceships and 3D stereoscopic movies & images (and even star in some of them yourself!).

July 23rd – July 27th

Video Game Art & Character Design

Ages: 13-18
Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm daily
Tuition: $595

In this one of a kind course led by Animator Peter Smith,  students will focus on the artistic aspect of how video games are created.

The course will cover character design, environmental design, storyboarding, heroic anatomy, and color theory. Students will also learn how to digitally paint and work with type in adobe photoshop.

Digital painting will be taught on the Wacom Cintiq.

This course will give students the experience of what it is like to work in professional art department and how to collaborate with other artists while working on complex projects.

July 30th – August 3rd

Game Level Design Camp

Ages: 13-18
Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm daily
Tuition: $595

In one week you will go from dreaming up and sketching out your game level idea, to blocking out and play testing your rough level design, to creating a fully finished packaged Game Level you can install, play and share with your friends!

During this session, students will learn how to:
– Create a great level design concept
– Research themes, architecture and environments
– Design good game play and level flow
– Block in rough geometry and lighting and start play testing your levels
– Give your geometry (ground, walls, buildings, etc.) real world textures and finished refined lighting
– Replace blocking geometry with finished static meshes
– Place player starts, bot spawn points, and vehicles pickups, build interactive jumpads, animated elevators and doors
– Create special effects such as sparks, fire, explosions, rain, snow, and many more
– Package your level to install and play (and give to your friends to play!)

Train with Industry expert Jon Gress who has helped mentor many game and simulations artists in the Central Florida area!

July 30th – Aug 3rd

Wands & Wizards

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $300 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

Platform 9 3/4’s is waiting! Students work together as a film crew to make their own magical, wizard themed movies!

Experience directing, editing, acting, camera, writing, teamwork and more!

August 6th-10th

SciFi/Action/Comedy

Ages 7-12 & 13-18
Camp runs Monday – Friday – 9am to 5pm.
Tuition: $300 (optional $20 for camp t-shirt)

Are you a fan of the classic 80’s movies like Back to the Future, Indiana Jones & Ghostbusters?? Did you know these movies are all multi genre films?

These movies embraced comedy, sci-fi, adventure and more! Work together as a team to either come up with your own multi genre movie or re-create one of the classics in this awesome week celebrating the art of film!

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Summer 2018

Explore our full range of camps for 2018 – from beginners to advanced filmmakers!

Our week-long make-a-movie themed camps are action packed and a lot of fun – students experience directing, filming acting and post production with easy to use – but very powerful – film tools.

Students ready to tackle the next level produce short films with large sensor DSLR cameras and independent sound equipment.

In our intensive Pre-College courses, 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.

No prior experience necessary and all equipment is provided.

Summer 2018 Photography Intensive for Teens

Ages 13-18 Historic St Augustine Flagler College: Photography Intensive - Day Camp We are excited to offer our Intenisve Photography Experience at Flagler College for Summer 2018!  Camp Date: July 16-20 Monday - Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm Suitable for students aged...

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Summer 2018 Youtube Studio at Flagler College

Historic St Augustine YouTube Studio July 16th-20th Ages 12-18 YouTube Studio at Flagler College Tuition: $395 Location: Flagler College This camp only accommodates a limited amount of students! Students MUST fill out a survey after enrolling indicating their current...

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Summer 2018 Pre College

PRECOLLEGE EXPERIENCE! Choose Flagler College or Eckerd College. Ages 14-18. Our most intensive courses offer students a chance to experience college level filmmaking and life. Choose from Flagler College or Eckerd College and work with industry professionals as you learn how to write, produce, direct, film, edit and master a short film in preparation for festival entry.

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Summer 2018 DSLR Flagler College

Choose July 9th-13th or July 23rd-27th. Ages 12-15. Experience directing, editing, acting, camera, writing, teamwork and more while using DSLR cameras! This camp is recommended for beginner to intermediate filmmakers.

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Summer 2018 DSLR Eckerd College

July 16-20th. Ages 12-15. Experience directing, editing, acting, camera, writing, teamwork and more while using DSLR cameras! This camp is recommended for beginner to intermediate filmmakers.

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Notes

Most camps at our Winter Garden Studio run Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.  Before and after care is available on request for an aditional charge.

Please contact us for further information.

Residency and on-location camps have specific times and rules – details listed in the camp descriptions.

For the safety, security and wellbeing of our students, Florida Film Academy operates a behavioural policy.

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