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Young Filmmakers Camp 2014

film camp 2014






“[The Michigan Theater Young Filmmakers Camp] gave a good basic understanding of how films are made (technically), provided a great creative and collaborative experience, some beginning experience using a film camera, and a lot of fun. Bonus was getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater and getting to try the organ – both were big hits!”Film Camp 2012 Parent



(Suggested for ages 11-14)

June 23 – 27:  9 AM – 3 PM (ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!)
July 7 – 11:  9 AM – 3 PM

For the kids who dream of making movies, this one-week camp is an opportunity to learn the basics of the filmmaking process by producing, directing, and editing short films in a team. We will provide digital camcorders and computers with professional editing software. Participants just need to bring creativity and a willingness to collaborate!



(Suitable for students ages 13-17)

July 7 – 11:  9 AM – 3 PM. Now open to Intermediate level students

July 21 – 25: 9 AM – 3 PM.  SOLD OUT, contact Natalie Hensel at to be added to the waiting list.  

This session moves beyond the basics, allowing campers to learn the three necessary components of creating a film. Campers will learn the importance of working together to produce a polished and complete film. They will go through the steps of pre-production, shooting, and finally editing the film into a completed piece. By the end of this workshop, participants will have filmed and edited short films and had the opportunity to script and storyboard their own productions.



Both levels will be led by award-winning Eastern Michigan University Film Studies Professor Brooke Dagnan and Michigan Theater Film Programmer Brian Hunter. Additional instructors will include experienced motion picture professionals, as well as film and video instructors from Eastern Michigan University.



All camps are offered at the same price. Prices are per student, per week.

Michigan Theater Members (Save $50):

Early bird price (until Friday, May 23):    $429 
       After May 23:    $479

General Public:

Early bird price (until Friday, May 23):    $479 
       After May 23:    $529

Become a Michigan Theater Member
and receive the Member registration price immediately!

Young Filmmakers Camp registration form


Fill out the registration form and return it in one of these 3 ways:

  • Mail: Michigan Theater – FILM CAMP, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Fax: 734–668–7136
  • Email:

Registration is complete when you receive email or phone confirmation.

Questions? Contact Camp Administrator Natalie Hensel at or 734-668-8397 x27.