For more than two decades, the Austin Film Society has served as the hub of Austin’s vibrant film community. Summer @ Austin Public offers a unique opportunity for youth to work with local filmmakers and experience the magic of filmmaking at our facility @ Austin Public, just minutes away from the 51st Street campus! Whether it’s developing a script idea, producing an animation project, or now learning how to produce a TV show, AFS programs provide a fun, nurturing space for exploration and collaboration.
Students learn about film and television techniques and create their own projects.
TIMES AND LOCATION
Camps are 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday at Austin Public (1143 Northwestern Ave.) With the exception of Austin Public Young Producers Workshop which is 1:00-6:00PM.
· Camp t-shirt and USB of all projects
· Screening for families at the end of each camp sponsored by H-E-B.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Camps are designed for both beginners and more experienced students. All equipment provided.
$295 for AFS MAKE-level and above members
$345 for General Admission
**AUSTIN PUBLIC YOUNG PRODUCERS WORKSHOP – Week of July 9-13
$175 for AFS MAKE-level and above members
$200 for General Admission
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
For registered camp attendees, please download and submit this MEDICAL RELEASE FORM (click here).
2018 SUMMER CAMPS
CAMP DATES: JUNE 4-8, 2018
Immerse yourself in the world of animation through activities that explore basic history, theory and practice of the art. Hands-on projects will cover the fundamentals of animation, utilizing such techniques as flip-books, drawing/scratching on film, paper cutouts and claymation.
CAMP DATES: JUNE 11-15, 2018
This camp is an open space for girls to explore and express themselves through film, television, and other media while creating their own video production. Campers will learn how media affects the world around them and how they can speak their mind and shape the conversation. This camp is led by Instructor Sharon Arteaga. When she turned fifteen, she convinced her parents that a video camera was a better investment than a Quinceañera. She received a bachelor’s in film from The University of Texas at Austin and has self-produced her award-winning short films and music videos. Her short film “When I Grow Up” won the Texas Archive of the Moving Image Award and was chosen out of 900+ films to tour the US and Canada with LUNAFEST. She received an Austin Film Society Grant for her latest short film “Plane Pretend” which will premiere in the fall of 2018. Arteaga has been a production coordinator for commercials, documentaries, for Rooster Teeth, and most recently, for Emily Hagin’s web series Hold to Your Best Self. Arteaga loves teaching and inspiring other filmmakers. She is currently developing her first feature film about her grandmother’s last adventure in Austin, Texas.
CAMP DATES: JUNE 18-22, 2018
Campers will be immersed in the excitement of the secret agent, mystery and caper film genre. They will learn plot elements such as the use of a soundtrack, camera angles, surprising plot twists with a combination of escapism and technological thrills to create projects that place heroes against villains.
WORKSHOP DATES: JUNE 25-29, 2018
In this week long workshop, participants will learn how to direct and produce documentaries with the theme “Our Town”. This workshop explores the power of film as a platform to travel through time and geography, and explore places, themes, and issues that make Austin unique. Filmmakers will work in groups to create short docs that create a narrative about the essence and character of our city. Example Video: BIG TOP CANDY
WORKSHOP DATES: JULY 9-13, 2018
TIME: 1:00 – 6:00PM
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic television and film production skills. Young Producers will walk away with a crew certification. There will be four days of training on equipment such as camera, audio, lighting, studio, and pre-production as well as the creation of a final project that will apply all skills trained on throughout the week.
CAMP DATES: JULY 23-27, 2018
Learn about the many principles of the action adventure genre, including in-camera tricks, green screen and comedy timing. Students will make homages to classic works and create their own action adventure masterpieces.
CAMP DATES: JULY 30- AUGUST 3, 2018
This camp covers a variety of animation techniques such as Stop Motion, 2D Traditional Frame by Fame Drawn, Whiteboard/Presentation Style, including 2D Rigged and 3D CG Animation. Campers will create hands-on projects incorporating techniques and skills learned throughout the week.