A Two Week Digital Filmmaking Experience
for Teens Ages 13-18
How would you like to combine a fun learning experience with awesome outdoor activities and new friends? IDEA Film Camp students work both together in teams and independently so that each student can create their own unique and compelling short film. Learn how to communicate the Gospel through visual media and create a product that will reveal God's love in a unique and powerful way
create your own short film
Learn the art of Biblical cinematic storytelling as IDEA instructors take you on a personalized journey from pre-visualization, to post-production, and finally to screening your own short film at our mini film festival! Work with cutting production gear in a fun learning experience you will never forget. Check out some past short film projects here.
What Will I LEarn?
– Biblical Visual Storytelling
– Storyboarding & Scripting
– Cinematography Skills
– DSLR Camera Operation (A7SII)
– Drone Operation (Mavic Pro & Phantom 4)
– Audio Recording & Editing
– Post production w/ Final Cut X
Why Choose IDEA?
IDEA is one of few film schools that features a Christ-centered hands-on learning environment. IDEA Film Camp Instructors are full-time media professionals who have a passion for sharing film-making skills but are also invested in fostering spiritual growth for each student. Students receive their own Macbook Pro to work on for the duration of camp, and are guaranteed a 6:1 student to instructor ratio for a tailored, personalized learning experience.
Dates: June 15 to June 26, 2020
Location: Mountain Area Christian Academy
(14090 Old Hwy 76, Morganton, GA)
Duration: 2 Weeks
Hours: M-F, 8am to 5pm
Late Registration Cost: $845
10% discount if registered before April 30
15% discount if you register with a friend
Payment Plans and Sponsorships Available!
For scholarships, please send an email to Ryan at email@example.com
Next IDEA Film Camp:
Registration is open! Discounted registration avaiable until March 31
If you have already registered, you can log into your account here.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get to your location?
Our IDEA Film camp summer program will take place at Mountain Area Christian Academy (14090 Old Hwy 76, Morganton, GA). The facility is located just off of Hwy 515 N, on the right (coming from Blue Ridge/Atlanta). Here is a link to the google map.
Are meals provided?
Day campers will need to bring their own lunch every day except Fridays when lunch will be provided. For students who are staying overnight at Reboot Mountain, all meals wil provided every day. Any provided meals will be vegetarian. Any students with special dietary needs should be sure these are described on their application form.
Where will overnight students be housed?
For Film Camp students who are staying overnight at Reboot Mountain, housing will be provided in one of our gender-specific cabins (see image below).
What kind of equipment will we use?
Film Camp students will work primarily with Sony mirrorless video equipment. Students will also learn lighting equipment, audio gear, aerial video (drones), and stabilization rigs. Each Student will have access to their own personal Apple Macbook Pro for post production.
What kind of recreational activities will there be?
Technology time will be interspersed with outdoor activities such as ball sports, water-balloon fights, and games. Students may also participate in water activities such as tubing or water-skiing if approved on their application form by their parent/guardian.
Why is Film Camp 2 weeks long?
IDEA Film camp takes students through the entire production process, from pre-visualization to post-production. Because of all the elements involved in a film production, Film Camp is barely long enough to provide an established foundation in each element. The objective for each student is to bring a short-film project to completion by the end of the program.
Where will the short films be shown?
Reboot Mountain has many connections and platforms for showcasing media including television networks, streaming services like Roku, and internet places. IDEA will also host a special community film festival on the following Monday night at a local theatre or other venue (TBA) to showcase Film Camp student projects. Parents and friends are welcome to attend this special event. To see an example of a previous student film project, click here.