This Summer's Offerings

*Summer camp courses subject to change based on availability

Registration is now open!

EARLY REGITRATION: Register by March 9th to receive $25 off using case-sensitive discount code during checkout: EarlyReg2018.
*UT employees may qualify for additional discounts.

See REGISTRATION PAGE for Discount Codes.

You may also be interested in our evening workshops for adults.

FILM PRODUCTION DAY CAMPS – One week

This one-week-long, all-day intensive workshop structure gives campers the opportunity to learn to make movies, including: writing a screenplay/script, shooting video, operating sound, directing crew/actors, acting, and editing video. Campers will work in groups of up to five students to create original video projects from scratch and will receive a copy of each group's finished product. Be prepared to focus and have fun!

NOTE: The different camp sessions do not build off one another but rather are offered at multiple times to assure a low camper-to-instructor ratio.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

7th-9th

Session 1: 6/4 - 6/8
Session 2: 6/18 - 6/22
Session 3: 6/25 - 6/29
Session 4: 7/9 -7/13
Session 5: 7/23 - 7/27
Session 6: 7/30 - 8/3
Session 7: 8/6 - 8/10

M-F, 9–5

$575

10th-12th*

*if returning or more experiencedcamper,
see advanced camps
below.

Session 1: 6/11- 6/15
Session 2: 6/25 - 6/29 
Session 3: 7/16 - 7/20
Session 4: 8/6 -8/10
 

M-F, 9–5

$575

ADVANCED FILM PRODUCTION DAY CAMPS – Two Weeks

Take your skills to the next level in this two-week camp. In addition to collaborating with fellow teens who share your interests, you will have more time to develop scripts, plan your films, focus on sound and camera techniques, learn about how to cinematically 'cover' a scene, and think like an editor. Campers will work in groups of up to five students to create original video projects from scratch and will receive a copy of each group's finished product. Be prepared to focus and have fun! For campers entering grades 10-12 (and recent high school grads) with some previous filmmaking experience either in an RTF camp or elsewhere.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

10th-12th

Session 1: 6/18 - 6/29
Session 2: 7/23 - 8/03

M-F, 9–5 (2 weeks)

$1150

DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION DAY CAMP – Two Weeks

There are millions of untold stories and events happening around us every day. This summer, learn how to creatively share your own non-fiction story through film. For campers entering grades 10-12 (and recent high school grads) with previous filmmaking experience, learn all the skills you need to craft a captivating short documentary. We will examine the many different types of documentaries and explore how to select compelling topics based on available resources, plan pre-production, lighting, sound recording, cinematography, interviewing, finding the story, and editing. Together, campers will collaborate to create their own short documentaries (max 5-8 min) by shooting studio interviews, using archival footage, conducting person on the street interviews, and shooting visual footage. Bring your ideas for a short local documentary film and leave the course with the skills and experience to make many more.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE
10th-12th 6/4 -6/15

M-F, 9–5 (2 weeks)

$1150

SCREENWRITING DAY CAMP — Two Weeks

This summer, your teenagers can let their creative imaginations run wild while learning the craft of screenwriting. In this two-week screenwriting course, taught by RTF faculty at UT, campers will study scenes from screenplays; watch and discuss movie clips; learn about character, setting, dialogue, and structure; and write screenplays. During the first week, they will write original short scripts, and during the second, they will collaborate with other creative teens to write a web series. Computers will be provided.Adults: check out our evening screenwriting workshop!

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

9th-12th

Session 1: 6/4–6/15
Session 2: 7/30-8/10

M-F, 9–3

$865

**NEW**CINEMATOGRAPHY PRODUCTION DAY CAMP – Two Weeks

Delve into all things lighting and camera in this advanced filmmaking course. Students will explore the history and traditions of the art of cinematography from early film to today's vast media landscape. Across the camp, students create multiple short projects pushing their skills in composition, lighting, movement, and visual storytelling. Designed for content-creators, storytellers, and camera aficionados alike, this course will help you take your filmmaking to the next level.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE
10th-12th 7/9 -7/20

M-F, 9–5 (2 weeks)

$1150

VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION — Two Weeks

Do you like to play video games? Have you ever wanted to make your own video game? Join us as we build a game from the ground up: generating concept art, modeling environments and characters, painting textures and adding animation, special effects and physics. We will build fully 3D environments that are beautiful and fun to play! Each student will be the "lead" on their own level, using Photoshop, Maya and Unity3D. No prior knowledge necessary...this is a great way to learn how to use these tools.Participants will emerge with a fully playable demo level of their own design.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

9th-12th

7/9-7/20

M-F, 9–5

$1150

ANIMATION —Two Weeks

Make your imagination come to life this summer! Campers will learn both traditional stop-motion animation and Flash 2D computer-based animation to create short films. No previous animation experience required.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

10th-12th

7/23 - 8/3

M-F, 9 am – 5 pm

$1150

ANIMATION — One week

Make your imagination come to life this summer! Campers will learn both traditional stop-motion animation and Flash 2D computer-based animation to create short films. No previous animation experience required.

GRADES DATES TIMES FEE

7th-9th

6/11-6/15

M-F, 9 am – 5 pm

$575

 

ANIMATION PAPER/CLAYMATION (6-9 yrs old; 10-12 yrs old) – One week, half days

Sign up for one or both weeks! No prior animation experience is necessary. Return campers are also welcome.

Week 1: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PAPER ANIMATION

Your kids will learn the magic of stop-motion animation as they let their imaginations come alive with a special focus on the art of paper-cut animation. Campers will start out by sampling a variety of stop-motion animation techniques, then work in pairs to make fun short films using paper cut animation.

Week 2: FANTASTIC ADVENTURES IN CLAYMATION

Your kids will learn the magic of stop-motion animation as they let their imaginations come alive with a special focus on the art of claymation. Campers will start out by sampling a variety of stop-motion animation techniques, then work in pairs to make fun short films using clay animation.

AGES DATES TIMES FEE
6–9 yrs old

Week 1 - Paper: 6/18 -6/22

Week 2 - Clay: 6/25- 6/29

M-F, 9 am –12 pm $255
10–12 yrs old

Week 1: Paper: 6/18 -6/22

Week 2 Clay: 6/25 - 6/29

M-F, 2 pm – 5 pm

$255

MAKE MUSIC WITH GARAGEBAND CAMP (9-13 yrs old) - One week

For younger campers, ages 9-13. Bring out your inner songwriter and music producer and make music with GarageBand! Campers will use Apple’s composition tool GarageBand to write, record, and mix songs. We will also cover how to make ringtones and basic scoring/sound design for film. No songwriting experience necessary, although some basic music knowledge and a good creative imagination are recommended. Computers will be provided.

AGES DATES TIMES FEE

9-13 yrs old

Session 1: 6/18 -6/22
Session 2: 7/16 -7/20

M-F, 9 am – 2 pm

$355