Online Filmmaking



Dates July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

$300 for one-week session

M-F 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



This full-day virtual visual arts camp is intended for both beginners and novices and can also be considered a refresher course for students with more advanced film experience.

During the morning sessions, we will go over the technical elements of production and post-production.  Learning definitions and terminology will be key.  Even after your first day, you’ll never look at a film the same way; you will now be like the magician who knows all of the secrets.  You’ll learn about shot sizes and types, angles, and video and audio editing techniques.

In the afternoon sessions, we will focus on post-production and editing, learning how to cut video and audio. Projects will be designed to be completed with almost any video source (even phone cameras!), and powerful, free editing software will be provided that works on both Mac and Windows computers that meet the minimum requirements ensuring you have all the tools you need to become a great filmmaker!


10:00–12:00 Morning session
>> Digital Film Production Concepts, Analysis, and Instruction
12:00–1:00 Lunch Break
1:00–3:00 Afternoon session
>> Digital Film Post Production Production Concepts, Analysis, and Instruction


Program Director of Filmmaking

Meet the Director

Jason Sherry

Jason Sherry is a graduate of Ithaca College and has appeared in the Emmy-nominated Stories from the Mines and in the independent films Barrage (seen on the Independent Film Channel), The Suicide Notes (available on DVD), and Placebo.  He was a founding member of The Community Film Project and the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival.  He has directed and produced several short films; his first feature film, Cubes, has been honored at film festivals from Canada to Australia and spent time in rotation on Netflix.  He is a long-time video collaborator with Brad Meltzer, #1 NY Times Bestselling and creator/host of the History Channel’s Decoded and Lost History and the new PBS Kids series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.  Together they have produced dozens of short video and promotional pieces, including The Home of Superman, a documentary video effort to preserve the home in which Jerry Siegel created the character of Superman, (the video, which included many Sem students, ultimately helped to raise over $100,000 for the cause).