A Note from Nate
I started this camp four years ago in my backyard with a passion to pass on my love of filmmaking to the next generation. Over the years the camp has grown substantially, from 8 students the first year to 24 last year. With the success of the camp, we have upgraded our facilities and are launching a new-and-improved top-of-the-line camp experience.
Groups of 7 - 10 kids team up together to craft one short film throughout the week. They each sign on as different roles, just like in the real world; director, producer, cinematographer, editor, etc. Students also have the opportunity to work with high quality camera equipment, lenses, and sound gear. Furthermore, Nate often invites his USC colleagues that are also currently working in the industry to come as guest speakers/demonstrators.
Nate and counselors are on set with the students to oversee and help them through the process - but the students are the ones that make the movies! For the entire week, we work together as a film crew to make the best film possible.
This camp is split up into age groups: Ages 10-13, and 13-16. These groups will act as separate film crews.