Visual Arts

Filmmaking

Ages

12-18

Dates July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Tuition

$485 day

$1,250 residential

Filmmaking Overview

Overview

05/01/2020 UPDATE:

Summer at Sem has made the decision to move all programming online for the 2020 season. View our Online Filmmaking Program here!

Our filmmaking summer camp intensive is a digital film workshop that serves as an introduction to moviemaking. Artists participating in this visual arts summer camp program will learn about shot sizes, angles, editing techniques, and general style.

This course is intended for both beginners and novices and can also be considered a refresher course for students with more advanced film experience.

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).