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Education / Aurora Boot Camp

A Summer Filmmaking Experience for Youth 

Since 2008, Aurora has hosted this popular filmmaking boot camp where students learn about, create, and discuss film and video at Aurora Picture Show. As part of our Media Education initiatives, Aurora Boot Camps teach hands-on narrative and experimental techniques using digital video under the guidance of local professional filmmakers. Camps are held at the Aurora Picture Show Media Arts Center at 2442 Bartlett where campers will develop, produce and edit their own short films. All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Working collaboratively on digital video projects, students are not only exposed to introductory filmmaking techniques but also explore less traditional film and video. Using the Aurora Video Library, students will be able to explore examples of experimental, documentary and short narrative videos for inspiration. Topics include story structures and writing, direction, camera operation, sound and editing. At the end of the class students will receive a DVD of their own video. Finished films are screened for family and friends at a culminating showcase (location TBA).
Aurora offers one need-based scholarship to each camp (six total).  For details and an application, please check out the Aurora Boot Camp Scholarship Fund webpage.
Aurora Filmmaking Boot Camp for Kids, Summer 2014

Ages: 8-11 (12 students max enrollment per camp)
Camp 1: June 23 to June 27 SOLD OUT
Camp 2: July 7 to July 11 SOLD OUT 
Camp 5: July 28 to August 1

Ages: 12-15 (12 students max enrollment per camp)
Camp 3: July 14 to July 18 SOLD OUT
Camp 4: July 21 to July 25 SOLD OUT
Camp 6: August 4 to August 8 SOLD OUT

All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm
$265 for Aurora Picture Show members
$325 for non-members 
(members please enter your member promo code at checkout)

All students will be required to fill out an enrollment form that will be sent to parents upon receipt of payment. 

Check out videos from past boot camps

*Please email to be placed on the wait list.

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