Summer Camps

Tampa Theatre Film Camp

Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen. Campers entering grades 3-12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of digital filmmaking, from brainstorming, storyboarding, and scriptwriting to filming, lighting and editing. All of the necessary equipment is provided, including cameras, lights, sound equipment, Mac computers and software. By the end of the week, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to premiere on the big screen for family and friends.

camp details

This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered, as well as, two weeks for our full day live action film camp which has sold out in years past:

HALF-DAY LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP

Half-Day Live Action Filmmaking Camp makes the campers the stars as they write, produce and act in their own short films. The one-week program of half-day sessions will be offered Monday-Friday the weeks of June 3-7 and July 8-12. The morning session from 9:00am-noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1:00-4:00pm is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $235 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

HALF-DAY STOP-MOTION ANIMATION FILMMAKING CAMP

Half-Day Stop-Motion Animation Filmmaking Camp shows campers how to create an animated film one frame at a time with clay, Legos, paper and other materials in a style of animation made popular by Wallace and Gromit and South Park. The one-week program of half-day sessions will be offered Monday-Friday the week of June 17-21. The morning session from 9:00am-noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1:00-4:00pm is for those entering grades 7-12. The session is $235 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks and a digital copy of the finished films. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session.

FULL DAY LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP

Full-Day Live Action Filmmaking Camp gives campers a more advanced opportunity to work together to create, produce, and act in their original short films. Campers will also participate in film studies, learn new filming techniques, practice special effects, and more! This one-week program will be offered from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Friday the week of June 10-14 for students entering grades 6-8 and July 15-19 for grades 9-12. The Full-Day Film Camp is $495 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks, daily lunch, and a digital copy of all the finished films from the week. Participation is capped at 18 campers per session and will fill up quickly!


Camp Director(s): Kimmy Guilbeault

Location: Tampa Theatre, downtown Tampa

Dates:

  • July 15th - July 19th, 2024 Full-Day Live Action Filmmaking (Grades 9-12)

Registration for this camp will open on February 1st, 2024 

For more information, please contact:

Caryn Preston - Assistant Director for Youth Experiences
YouthXP@usf.edu