New camp for teens interested in film production
Is your teenager an aspiring filmmaker? If so, there is an organization in town that is offering a new creative video camp that may appeal to him or her.
From July 13 to 24, Co-op Collective Vision will be offering a two-week camp at Concordia’s Loyola Campus. Geared to teens 14-17, campers will learn about the process of filmmaking: scriptwriting, shooting, acting, editing and sound effects.
“This camp’s main purpose is to teach multi-media but also to have fun in a camp environment,” says President Jay Lemieux.
Teens can also choose to join the Creative Video Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) program, where they are teamed up with production crews (and campers), and taught advanced filmmaking techniques, how to handle video equipment and to use Adobe software.
In both options, teens will learn about video production and can use what they’ve learned in their portfolio when applying to CEGEP.
The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at the St. Ignatius Church at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus. Spaces are limited, as enrolment will be capped at 20 teens. The camp costs $495 (with an early bird discount of $70 for those who register before April 15).
Created in 2006, Co-op Collective Vision teaches youth about media literacy and media production. In addition to offering video production, it also offers photography and stop-motion animation courses as well as a March break camp, after-school extracurricular activities, and one-on-one private lessons for kids 6 to 13.
For more information, visit collectivevision.ca.