July 2021
YFC 2021: Basics of Documentary Technique 1
Michigan Theater Foyer
Monday, Jul 26, 2021 - Friday, Jul 30, 2021
For the kid who dreams of making movies! This one-week Basics of Documentary Technique session will train campers in the operation of cameras and related gear such as tripods; the basics of three-point lighting; framing; audio and micing; video editing basics; and putting these theories into practice in found environments. Recommended for campers with a strong interest in reality-based filmmaking, ages 13-18.

Please note: Class times will be approximately 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and may vary slightly

Scholarships available. Click the link below for more information.
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August 2021
YFC 2021: Basics of Documentary Technique 2
Michigan Theater Foyer
Monday, Aug 2, 2021 - Friday, Aug 6, 2021
For the kid who dreams of making movies! This one-week Basics of Documentary Technique session will train campers in the operation of cameras and related gear such as tripods; the basics of three-point lighting; framing; audio and micing; video editing basics; and putting these theories into practice in found environments. Recommended for campers with a strong interest in reality-based filmmaking, ages 13-18.

Please note: Class times will be approximately 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and may vary slightly

Scholarships available. Click the link below for more information.
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YFC 2021: Advanced Documentary Technique: The Legacies Project
Michigan Theater Foyer
Monday, Aug 9, 2021 - Friday, Aug 13, 2021
This one-week Advanced Documentary Technique: The Legacies Project session will train campers on making a comprehensive video history of community elders—who we call “narrators,” since they’re telling the stories of their lives. This is where the rubber meets the road. Campers will be assigned narrators to interview, and will then use the basic documentary techniques taught in Sessions 1 & 2, and learn advanced interviewing techniques to draw out and identify the stories from a stranger’s life that would be most suitable for a short form documentary. They will then edit that documentary for public display at a capstone screening event at the Michigan Theater.

This is an intensive documentary camp resulting in an actual documentary product. Recommended for motivated campers with a strong interest in reality-based filmmaking, ages 13-18, who have either completed Session 1 or 2, or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, including basics of shooting, composition & lighting, and editing.

Please note: Class times will be approximately 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and may vary slightly

Scholarships available. Click the link below for more information.
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