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EDUCATION / Home Filmmaking Camps


Spring Break Camp for Ages 7-15
March 15-19, 2021 (10am-3pm CST)
Register HERE

Aurora Picture Show continues its online creative filmmaking camps, offering this week-long virtual camp for kids ages 7-15, to be held via the Zoom platform, Monday-Friday March 15-19 (10am-3pm). 

Designed for home learning and making, this unique one-week virtual workshop will introduce kids to the basics of live-action and stop-motion video techniques. Participants will receive a “Maker Kit” including a mini tripod for mobile devices, and various materials that they’ll use throughout the week (to be picked up at Aurora the Friday prior to the camp). There will be a few simple, daily filmmaking exercises and group discussions, leading to open creative projects. A range of sequences culled from Aurora’s extensive film archive will be shown as examples in the lessons, and we’ll also show optional, fun “Lunchtime Movies” during the midday break. The goal of this Spring Home Filmmaking Camp is to engage young participants in exploring the medium, learning the tools, and setting their own creative ideas in motion! See information, requirements, and registration links below. If you have any further questions, please email us.

Daily Schedule:
Zoom sessions open at 9:50am each day for arrivals and check in.
10:00 - 11:30 am      Online Class (Themes and techniques of the day)
11:30 am -12:00 pm Lunch Break (Optional Lunchtime films shown on Zoom)
12:00 - 2:00 pm        Independent work (Complete and upload projects) 
2:00 - 3:00 pm          Review (Projects shown, instructor comments and group discussions)

* Computer with an internet connection for daily Zoom sessions
* Separate digital camera, smartphone with camera, or tablet to shoot video
* Email address (parent or child) and the ability to upload files to a server such as Dropbox
* Table or desk workspace
* Small lamp
NOTE: Aurora will supply a list of suggested, inexpensive post-production software/apps to download. 
Maker Kits:
Aurora will provide “maker kits” to all participants, available to pick up at Aurora 3:30-4:30pm on the Friday prior to the camp. (If this time period does not work for you, we can make other arrangements.) These will contain some information, a mobile device tripod, and other materials to be used in camp exercises. Aurora is located at 2442 Bartlett St. (near Kirby), Houston, Texas, 77098.

Registration fee is $350, or $295 for current Aurora Picture Show members. This fee includes registration for the one-week online camp as well as a "Maker Kit”. 
In order to receive the member discount, current members must log in or create a new account in our system. (“Morning Star” level members get a discount for one kid’s registration, and “Asteroid” level and above can receive discounts on two kids’ registrations.) If you're not a current member but would like to support Aurora and receive camp discounts, you can become a member here
Participants in our 2020 virtual camps can request their discount code here.
After payment, you’ll be sent an online form to complete–your registration is not complete until this follow-up form is submitted. 75% of registration fees will be refunded for only those cancellations made more than 10 days prior to the camp start date. 

Aurora offers need-based scholarships to our camps. Please contact us for more information and application link.

Our thanks to Phoenicia Specialty Foods for their support of Aurora's youth programs.

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