One of the highlights of my summer this year was helping facilitate the Senior Director’s Seat
Film Camp at Selkirk College
. Amy Bohigan of Watershed Productions
organizes the camp, and she does an awesome job providing students aged 13-18 with the opportunity to learn about the production process, equipment & software, and to direct their own short film.
I have to admit I was a little nervous with my first teaching experience being high school kids (Dangerous Minds flashbacks), but the students blew me away with their passion for film and creative initiative. Inspiring, and some of them challenged my software limits, specifically my rotoscope skills when one student’s film included a 3 minute split screen - chase scene. I also enjoyed teaching After Effects from the same desk my instructor lectured me from just a few months prior, glad I paid attention!
From sci-fi to film noir, the films turned out great. You can check them out on the camps youtube channel
, and if you have little creative one’s 6-18 yrs (there’s a junior camp too), ask them if they want to make some movies next summer!