Since 2013 KCFilmFest has partnered with the University of Missouri Kansas City, Communications Studies to offer REEL SPIRIT FILMMAKING CAMPS for upper elementary/middle school students. Both camps provide opportunities for students to conceive and create their own films, as a medium for empowerment, self expression and social change. Held in the UMKC production studio of the Communications Studies Department and taught by Reel Spirit, Kansas City FilmFest International and University film professors, students work in teams of two in order to write, film, and edit their own short film. Learning opportunities include hands-on activities with brainstorming ideas, script writing, story boarding, using digital cameras, boom microphones, and computers for editing.
Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student must be 10-14 years of age no later than March 1, 2019
Instructors – Members of the Reel Spirit Team – Barbara Noble, Rebecca Palmer, Cindy Sheets, Linda Thee & Toni Travalent
Creating a film starts with a great imagination and a good story. Join a film crew and produce your own film during the 3 day “Reel” Spirit Filmmaking 101 Camp! Young filmmakers age 10-14 write, act, film, edit, and produce a film. Activities include use of digital camera, microphone, and computer. Lighting, sound, camera angles, voice, and special effects will bring your film to the big screen. No prior experience is necessary. Parents/Guardians invited to a camp film premiere.
Spotlight Workshop: Creating Special Effects with Make-up, Props & Green Screen
Lead Instructor – Special Effects Artist – Tab Treml
Thursday & Friday, June 13/14, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
New filmmakers are often lost on how to organize and produce visual elements for their projects. Practical special effects and complicated props are usually expensive, therefore, sometimes out of reach for independent projects. Drawing inspiration from recycled materials, professional special effects artist, Tab Treml, will guide participants through hands on construction of special effects using provided materials. Students will produce a short film clip to incorporate their creations. (Student filmmaking experience preferred)
Tab Treml is a Kansas City based practical effects artist, property artist, costume designer, and owner of Creature Feature FX. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, her work has been featured in several film, theater, fashion, and performance art . A few include: Mykki Blanco for Hood By Air at the Museum of Modern Art, All Creatures Here Below, Billionaire music video by Peaches.
UMKC Communication Studies Dept. Haag Hall Room 101 5120 Rockhill Rd Kansas City, MO 64110
Check, Money Order or Cashier Check only, written out to: Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
Mail Payment AND Completed Application Form to:
Reel Spirit c/o Wanda Hartter 717 NE Admiral Byrd Ln. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
Don’t wait too long, limited spaces are available for the film camp and workshop.
A $10 late fee will apply if payment is received after May 31, 2019. The Deadline has been extended.
For all camp questions, contact Wanda @ Email: email@example.com or