Butterfly Effect Productions

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

If you’ve ever wondered how one detail can change a story and turn it on its head, then Butterfly Effect Productions are for you!  You’ll get to act in the movie version of our twisted tale, which will be shown in exciting segments at Noontime Shows throughout the session.  This class is for all levels of experience, so you’ll also learn all the basics of performing in front of a video camera as we lead up to the premiere of the entire film on Festival Day! (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Anna Summergrad



ages 11-15 (limit 16)

The triumphant return of an old favorite! In the tradition of “This is Spinal Tap”, “The Office”, and “Parks and Recreation”, this class will create situations, characters, and stories whose lives will unfold, hilariously, before the camera. Conduct comical interviews, improvise intricate scenes, and craft complex plots in this imaginative class! (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Owen Scott


On Screen Apocalypse

ages 11-15 (limit 12)

Create mind-bending visuals and weird mysterious movies in this new class combining video, advanced animation techniques, and visual arts. Aspring actors, directors, and special effects wizards will explore a strange new world of storytelling and symbolism. Get ready for the next big thing! (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Barrett Lanigan


Summer Shorts

ages 11-15 (limit 12)

It’s Shorts weather! We experiment with making films in short forms—commercials, movie trailers, skits, and anything else we come up with. Full of fast-paced fun, we’ll premiere our Shorts for the whole camp during Noontime Shows and on Festival Day. Break out the shorts and join in! (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Owen Scott, Harrison Simon


Reel Time Documentaries

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Uncover truths, share small delights, and tell real stories in your own style! In Reel Time Documentary you'll make short documentaries about topics you love and true stories that need telling. Whether it’s hard hitting journalism uncovering the truth or that story about the time you discovered what a blob fish was, the cameras will be rolling! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Harrison Simon


Acting on Film

ages 11-15 (limit 10)

This course will explore the art of acting for the camera. Do you want to star in your own Netflix original series? Do you wonder how Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling got started, and why they were ever cast in La La Land? Learn the subtle techniques of becoming a film star, and make your own original content. Seriously. This could be the course that does it - makes you Insta-famous. Or, you will at least have some good film clips of you being really cool. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Maura   Tighe


Live Action Animated Movie

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Worlds collide as Live Action Animation blends live action performances with animated characters and settings.  We will explore special techniques like pixelation animation and rotoscoping to create imaginative new worlds and characters.  If you’re into special effects and dreaming up fantastic situations then join Live Action Animation and let your imagination run wild! (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Harrison Simon, Skip Wrightson