reel spirit filmmaking summer camp

Sponsored by the Communications Studies Department,

University of Missouri Kansas City

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Film Camps
Until  May 10, 2018 or classes are full

Since 2013 KCFilmFest has partnered with the University of Missouri Kansas City, Communications Studies to offer a "REEL" SPIRIT FILMMAKING CAMP for middle school students with opportunities to conceive and create their own films, as a medium for empowerment and social change.  Held in the production studio of the Communications Studies Department and taught by Festival staff and University film professors and students, children work in teams of two, and write, shoot, and edit their own short film. Learning opportunities include hands-on activities with a digital camera, boom microphones, and computer editing, scriptwriting and storyboarding.

Reel Spirit Camp

Animation 101  - This Camp Has Been Cancelled

Bring objects to life as you and your team create an animation film at the three day “Reel” Spirit Animation Camp! Young filmmakers age 10-14 will write, film, edit, and produce a short stop-motion animation 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 premier.

Who: Student must be 10-14 years of age no later than March 1, 2018

When: June 4-June6, 2018 Monday through Wednesday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm daily

Location: 
UMKC
Communication Studies Dept.
Haag Hall Room 101
5120 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Cost: $125 prepaid/nonrefundable
(checks, money orders or cashier checks only)
Made out to: Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
(OR $230 includes both 3-day camps for one student)

What to Bring: Backpack, sack lunch, water bottle, and 1-2 snacks daily

Animation Camp will include:

Pre production: storyboarding and script writing
Production: filming, camera angles, shots, voice, sound, and lighting
Post production: editing (music tracks, transitions, special effects)
T-shirt
Flash Drive
Showtime: Final projects will be presented to parents/guardians the last day at 2:30pm

Application Process:

1. Complete application:  ANIMATION 101 APPLICATION 2018

(Space in the program is limited and processed on a first come, first serve basis)

2. Payment: $125 checks, money orders, or cashier checks only:
Made Out To: “Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee”

A $10 late fee will apply if payment received after May 10, 2018

3. Mail: Application and Payment to:
Reel Spirit
c/o Linda Thee
425 SW Wintergarden Ct.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

For questions about the program:

email: reelspirit@kcfilmfest.org or call: 816-806-7036

Filmmaking 101  NOW Closed

Creating a film starts with a great imagination and a good story. Join a film crew and produce your own film during the three 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 premier.

Who:  Student must be 10-14 years of age no later than March 1, 2018

When:  May 30 – June 1, 2018  Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm daily

Location:
UMKC Communications Studies Dept.
Haag Hall Room 101
5120 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
Reel Spirit Filmmaking 101

Cost: $125 prepaid/nonrefundable
(checks, money orders or cashier checks only)
Made out to: Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
(OR $230 includes both 3-day camps for one student)

What to Bring:  Backpack, sack lunch, water bottle and 1-2 snacks daily

Filmmaking 101 Camp will include:

Preproduction: story boarding and script writing
Production: filming, camera angles, shots, voice, sound, and lighting
Postproduction: editing (music tracks, transitions, special effects)
T-shirt
Flash Drive
Showtime: Final projects will be presented to parents/guardians on the last day at 2:30pm

Application Process:

1. Complete application:  FILMMAKING 101 APPLICATION 2018

(Space in the program is limited and processed on a first come, first serve basis)

2. Payment: $125 checks, money orders, or cashier checks only
made out to: “Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee”

A $10 late fee will apply if payment received after May 10, 2018

3. Mail: Application and Payment to:
Reel Spirit
c/o Barbara Noble
2345 NE Lake Breeze Lan
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

For questions about the program:

email: barbara@kcfilmfest.org or call: 816-509-9810

SPOTLIGHT WORKSHOP - Applications Still Open

Thursday, June 7, 2018 only

This session features professional special effects artist Tab Treml.  Cost will be $50 and is open to students who will be in grades 6th-9th (fall of 2018); filmmaking experience preferred.

Participants will have a very interactive experience during this workshop.  There will be opportunities for creative effects makeup in addition to designing other special effects to enhance film productions. Here is the opportunity for filmmaking youth to take their skills in film to the next level in this arena.  There will be practical tips for shoestring or no budget film productions.  Making the most of creativity and out of the box thinking in the world of creative effects is a focus of this workshop.  You will be sure to take away some amazing features for your next production!

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 film, theater, fashion, and performance art including All Creatures Here Below (2018 directed by Collin Schiffli), Evil Dead the Musical (2010, 2016, Egads Productions), Billionaire music video by Peaches (directed by Cody Critcheloe), Paradox City (directed by Jim McCullough), Pontypool (2015, The Living Room Theater, written by Tony Burgess, directed by Cody Wyoming), Demon’s Vale (2018, directed by Zeb Eckles), Mykki Blanco for Hood By Air at the Museum of Modern Art (directed by Cody Critcheloe 2013) To see more of her work visit:

http://m.imdb.com/name/nm2984122/?ref=m_nv_sr_1

What to Bring: Backpack, sack lunch, water bottle, and 1-2 snacks

To Register:

1. Complete Application: SPOTLIGHT WORKSHOP APPLICATION 2018

2. Payment: $50  checks, money orders, or cashier checks only
made out to: “Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee”

Enrollment will close Monday, June 4, 2018

3. Mail: Application and Payment to:Reel Spirit
c/o Barbara Noble

2345 NE Lake Breeze Lane

Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

For questions about the program:

email: barbara@kcfilmfest.org or call: 816-509-9810

 

Testimonials and News

Sprouts Virtual Camp Fair Online Article, 2017: “What’s it like to lead campers at Reel Spirit

Watson had a blast at the Reel Spirit Film Camp. It was a great outlet for creativity, and it has been fun to see him use the skills he learned over those few days to explore other projects and engage other friends of his since. He absorbed the “classroom” type teachings about how to actually plan a story for film, and the pride with which he shows off the finished product is really a pleasure to see. And the short film itself was great too! We got a chance to see some talents shine that we might otherwise have missed.

Thanks for providing this opportunity.

Mr. and Mrs. Deason

I learned about shots with cameras. I think other people should join because it’s really fun and exciting.

camper: Jared

The camp helped grow his self esteem and provided a creative outlet. Our camper came home the last day and immediately got the camera and tripod and began filming his next movie. He tells us that filming was his favorite part of the camp. That, to me, says the camp was a success.

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