Age: 13 years old and +.
Cinema Camp is for youths 13 years and older who wish to dig deeper and build on the experience they gained in our Video Camp. Set-up similarly to the Video Camp, Cinema Camp offers a limited number of spaces for youths with celluloid in their souls. Previous experience at Video Camp is not a prerequisite for Cinema Camp, but it is a definite plus!
There are fewer projects at Cinema Camp than at Video Camp, and each project is crafted with more care and attention to detail. Slates, boom microphones and semi-professional cameras play vital roles in these wide-distribution productions! (Note that the camera featured in the photos on this page is the one used for the Video Camp and NOT the Cinema Camp.)
In addition, Cinema Campers will be part of the crew responsible for filming our regular camp’s End-of-Camp shows!
Four 2-week sessions are planned for this summer, each ending with a memorable installment of the Artemusik Film Festival!
This summer, each session has a different theme:
Camp 1 - Documentary
For you, film serves to better understand your reality, to unearth the truth, and to express your opinion. Do you want to ask questions about the environment, about globalization, or multiculturalism? The Documentary: When film becomes a creative and personal take on the realities that surround us.
Activities: a visit to the Cine-Robotheque, National Film Board, a meeting with a Documentary Film Maker, Filming beyond McGill Campus (Depending on the chosen subject of the film; for example, last year we filmed for two days in Montreal’s China Town, as well as in Little Portugal and Little Italy)
Camp 2 - Fiction
For you, film is first and foremost the act of story telling. Do you love inventing stories, are interested in the psychology of a character, and want to direct? Since the dawn of humanity, stories compel human imagination, and fictional film is part of this narrative heritage.
Activities: A large amount of technical workshops, meeting with a professional filmmaker, filming with actors from the Broadway Camp
Camp 3 - Animation
Are you fascinated by the world of the imaginary and the surreal? You have ideas for films that are impossible to realize with real actors? Do you like crafts, drawing, and building models? All animation techniques will be considered: from claymation, to digital animation as well as drawing to cutouts.
Activities: a visit to the National Film Board and workshops in Reel-Animation; Meeting with an animation filmmaker
Camp 4 - Videoclip
For you sound and image only form a whole when together. Are you interested in artistic expression, and in technical structuring and music? Special effects, editing of long shots and action filming are on the menu at the videoclip session.
Activities: Filming with Musical Groups from Garage Band Camp, exploration of Final Cut Pro and meeting with a music video director