Film and Television Academy

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About the Film and Television Academy

Gain hands-on experience and learn the craft of filmmaking and television production during this week long program. Monday through Friday, each weekday will be split between in-class instruction and on-set production. Saturday we will host a red (blue & gold) carpet premiere, complete with “paparazzi!” Parents, friends and family are welcome to attend.

Topics covered are:

  • DIRECTING: As the director is the leader of a film set, students will learn the language and practice of filmmaking so that they can apply this knowledge to their own original films. Directing is approached as the art of visual storytelling.
  • WRITING: Students learn the process of taking take a story from initial idea to a finished script for their film with the help of our exceptional faculty.
  • HANDS-ON CAMERA AND LIGHTING: This summer academy places students behind a camera from day one. Students will learn to shoot using industry-standard cameras.
  • DIGITAL EDITING: While the script provides the foundation of a production and cameras capture the action, it is the editing process that brings it all together. Students will learn to edit their films with digital editing software.


July 10 – 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily (Saturday schedule TBA)


$650 (Covers instruction, all necessary materials, t-shirt, breakfast/lunch, and a certificate of completion)


Participant must be entering 10th – 12th grade.

Conference Services

(203) 479-4223

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The Film and Television Academy 2017