Writing short films are a great calling card for any aspiring filmmaker. Short films aren’t a lesser form of cinematic storytelling. In fact writing them requires the exact same skills as writing a feature length script – though on a smaller scale. Depending on the camp you’ll either work on a script written by the camp leaders or team up create a short screenplay which you’ll then focus your time on producing for the remainder of the camp.
Our filmmaking program is comprehensive to build a strong foundation of core filmmaking and screen acting skills and techniques. You’ll discover how to support the mood of the story with lighting choices and familiarise yourself with the different industry standard camera and sound equipment. Under the mentorship of professional filmmakers through a range of workshops and the very process of creating your own film you’ll learn the essentials of professional filmmaking.
Finally you’ll develop essential editing skills and an understanding of the role of editing in the storytelling process. You’ll be taught the foundation of the editing software Final Cut Pro through practical exercises. Great emphasis is given to visual storytelling and in the use of all elements of story, performance, cinematography, frame composition, sound, and design to serve the narrative and your vision. Your short movie will be edited to watch and share.
Finally and most importantly our camps are design so you have fun. We believe the best learning takes place when you’re having fun and learning by doing. Our camps are design to be hands on from Day 1 and take place in stunning locations across southern spain; from the dunes in Tarifa, to the Tipi’s in Lake Wakana, to the glamour of Sotogrande to our film studio in Marbella to the real life Western film sets in Almeria. As well as amazing spaces to stay and film in, you’ll be getting your adrenaline going! Adventure and team building is a big part of camp so whether it’s riding waves, scaling rocks, zip lining or kayaking up rivers you’ll come back feeling fearless and having forged memories for life.