Teaming up with Media Bridges Cincinnati, Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center has created a two-week video academy for children and teenagers ages 8-18. The video camp will take place July 9-20 and will cover three different video genres.
The animation camp will be held July 9-13. The camp will be held in two sessions – from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 8-13 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 14-18.
During this camp, students will produce their own short animated films, as well as learn about stop-motion, traditional and computer 3D animation, script writing, storyboarding, whiteboard animation, LEGO & 3D modeling/animation and miniature set building. Students will also be able to explore and discuss animation and animated films.
The video production camp will take place July 16-20 from 9 a.m. until noon and is open to children and teenagers, ages 8-13.
During the video production camp, students will produce their own short movie, as well as take part in pre-production, script writing, storyboarding, lighting, sound, and other aspects of production. They will explore different genres of film and video, including video journalism, independent film and TV show production.
The third camp will focus on classic horror movies. It is designed for ages 14-18 and will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. July 16-20.
At this camp, students will be able to make a short horror movie, as well as learn the details of horror film production. They will also engage in script writing, storyboarding, lighting, sound, make-up, special effects and mixing fake blood. Students will also analyze horror films and have in-depth discussions about the genre.
At the end of each camp, family and friends are invited to a special viewing party to see the newly created works.
The cost is $200 per camp and class sizes are limited to 15 students to facilitate personal interaction with instructors. For more information or to register, visit www.mediabridges.org/education/muohio-voa or call the VOALC at 513-895-8862 during normal business hours.