Tampa Theatre Film Camp 2020
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 filmmaking session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to showcase.
This summer, both the popular live-action and stop-motion animation camps will once again be offered, as well as, a greater number of weeks for our full day live action film camp which sold out last year:
Please use the calendar on the right to select your chosen camp week.
- HALF DAY LIVE ACTION FILMMAKING CAMP makes the campers the stars as they write, produce and act in their own short films. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the week of June 8-12. The morning session from 9 a.m. to noon is for students entering grades 3-6, and the afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. is for those entering grades 7-12. Each session is $200 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 FILM CAMP gives campers the 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 Monday - Friday the week of June 15-19 for students entering grades 3-5, June 22-26 for grades 6-8, and July 13-17 for grades 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Full Day Film Camp is $450 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snacks, daily lunch, and a digital copy of all the finished films from the week. Lunch provided will be cheese or pepperoni pizza with a side salad and the student is also welcome to bring in their own lunch. Participation is capped at 20 campers per session and will fill up quickly.
- 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 The California Raisins and SOUTH PARK. It is a one-week program of half-day sessions, and will be offered Monday-Friday the week of July 20-24. The session is $200 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.
Summer Film Camp is presented in collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education.
Registration for all of the summer camp programs opens at 12:00pm Wednesday, February 5th for Tampa Theatre Members and at 12:00pm Wednesday, February 26th for the general public.
Film camp registrations cancelled more than one month before the start of the program week will be refunded 100%, minus a $20 admin fee. Camp registrations cancelled within 30 days of the start of the program week will not be refunded. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE REQUESTS FOR SESSION CHANGES WILL BE HONORED. A $20 admin fee will be assessed for any session changes.