Summer Workshops and Camps
One week intensive programs during the summer.
Each summer brings new and exciting projects to YSF. We often pilot new initiatives and/or collaborate with other organizations over the summer. Here are some of our past program offerings. It feels like camp for us too!
YSF at New York Film Academy, Universal Studios
July 15 through July 19, 2013. Free. By Invitation only.
“People telling me that I have talent, and helping me to progress that talent…That’s mind-blowing!”
Anthony (student, August 2011 program)
YSF has partnered with the NYFA to offer 12 full scholarships (worth $18,000) to their week-long film-making intensive for High School students. Students are selected from the Young Storytellers alumni pool. Participants write, film, and edit their own short film on the Universal Studios backlot. All alumni from the 1 week film-making intensive will be paired with a professional mentor from NYFA’s faculty and will return to participate in workshops administered by their professional mentors. Watch a short documentary from the 2011 camp below, or check out their finished films on our YouTube page (2011 Films, 2012 Films).
LA Stories at the Natural History Museum
August 5 through August 9, 2013.
Lights, Camera, Los Angeles!
Give your child the chance to experience Los Angeles through film! Learn about 19th and 20th century L.A. while exploring the Museum’s brand new exhibits. Using today’s latest technology, campers will spend the week writing and directing a film that they will share with the entire camp! This class includes an offsite field trip.
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YSF at The Moth
YSF was invited by Participant Media to help with the social action campaign planned around the summer release of the film The Help. Hillsides Education Center teens attended a week of training with the storytelling organization The Moth, then performed stories on the theme of “Standing Up” live before an invited audience.
Make Your Very Own Movie Trailer! at the Iverbe Arts Camp
Lights, Camera, Action! Spend a week at Iverbe writing, directing, and editing your very own movie trailer. During the camp you will choose what kind of movie you want to make, write a short script, shoot your footage, record your voice-over, edit the trailer, and screen it…all in one week! During the week you will be using iPad2 tablets to write, shoot, edit, and share your movies. We will be using a variety of apps to help you make your masterpiece. Learn about filming using live actors, stop-motion animation, and Tabletop Moviemaking. You will work with a high school film student from Culver City High School who will guide you through the entire process. In collaboration with Tabletop Moviemaking. Ideal for students aged 9 to 12. Check out the finished movie trailers on our YouTube page.
Natural History Museum Camp Dino Movie Camp
In Paris, in the 1870’s, there is a T-Rex on the loose. He’s not looking for food. He’s looking for love.
That’s the logline created by the campers in the 2012 Dino Summer Camp. They had the unique opportunity to write and perform a play alongside Hunter the T-Rex, NHM’s popular life-size dinosaur puppet, on the Dino Stage in the North American Hall of Mammals.
Check out the movie students made in our 2011 Summer program, and Outtakes on our video blog.