Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

May 1, 2020 - the LSFF Summer Film Camp at TCU has been CANCELLED.
We look forward to scheduling a new film camp experience soon.

Lone Star Film Festival 

SUMMER FILM CAMP at TCU

June 1-5, 2020 - Session I 

introductory filmmaking for High School Students 

[no experience required]

 

June 8-12, 2020 Session II

advanced filmmaking for High School Students 

[Session I or 2019 LSFF Film Camp completion required]

 

TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication

2805 S University Drive 

Moudy South Building

Fort Worth, TX 76129

 

9 am - 3 pm daily

WHAT IS SUMMER FILM CAMP?

Presented by the Lone Star Film Society (501c3 non-profit) and TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication FTDM (Film/Television/Digital Media) Department, this one to two-week-long summer camp provides a basic overview of film production for high school-aged students (13-18 years of age) interested in the art of filmmaking.  The camps consist of hands-on education in screenwriting, acting, directing, cinematography, editing, animation, sound recording, and design, with the second week reserved for advanced storytelling opportunities.

 

Our film campers will write, direct and produce their own short film that will screen at the upcoming Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth (November 4-8, 2020).  Upon completion of this film camp, participants will have a better understanding of how to write a script, storyboard, cast actors, hire crew, edit and complete their own films for distribution.  

 

WHEN IS SUMMER FILM CAMP?

The 2020 film camp consists of two independent sessions, Session I and Session II.  Session I runs June 1-5 (5 days) from 9 am to 3 pm. Session II runs June 8-12 (5 days) from 9 am to 3 pm.  Participants may take a single session (the first week only) or combine both weeks. Please note, to participate in Session II, a camper must have completed Session I or have been a graduate of the 2019 LSFF Film Camp.  

 

2019 LSFF Film Camp graduates are allowed to participate in Session II without having to attend Session I.  

 

WHO TEACHES THE FILM CAMP?

Our film camp instructors are filmmakers themselves.  Led by filmmaker and Lone Star Film Festival Executive Director, Chad Mathews, our participants will get first-hand knowledge of how to professionally shoot and work on a movie set.

 

WHERE IS IT HELD?

This year, film camp is held at the Bob Schieffer College of Communication (South Moudy Building), which is located on the campus of Texas Christian University (TCU).  The LSFF Summer Film Camp will take place in the FTDM (Film, Television & Digital Media) Department’s building where participants will work in state-of-the-art classrooms, computer editing labs and soundstage.  

 

WHY SUMMER FILM CAMP?

From your serious student filmmaker to your everyday lover of movies, this camp is the ultimate film camp experience participants will leave camp with a completed product (short film from each Session) and the basic knowledge and tools to continue creating films on their own.  

 

LSFF Film Camp is a great place to test the waters of someone interested in film (Session I) and it’s also a great place to hone the skills of student filmmakers hoping to better themselves as artists (Session II).  The LSFF Film Camp explains the process of making movies and explores the jobs and tasks necessary to complete a film.

 

Filmmaking is an alchemy of individual ideas based on clear communication and mutual respect.  Our goal is to spread the basic understanding of film while encouraging the next generation of artists in our community.

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

To register online: https://www.goelevent.com/LSFF/Pass/Sale/FilmCamp or call Chad Mathews directly at 817.492.5556 chad@lonestarfilmsociety.com.

REFUND POLICY:

A refund of 100% is offered only with a written notice from the parent or legal guardian of an enrolled student received no later than May 10, 2020.  After this date, all camp purchases are non-refundable for any reason, including but not limited to illness, acts of God, or travel-related problems.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Both Film Camp Sessions require a minimum of 8 film camp participants.  At the end of the registration process, if the minimum participant requirement is not met, the film camp will be canceled and full refunds will be issued.

 

FOOD/BEVERAGE:

Snacks, water, and juice will be available each day.  Lunch is NOT provided. Campers are expected to bring their own lunch and additional snacks if needed.  Campers will not be permitted to leave TCU during their lunch break.

 

RELEASE FORMS:

Each camper will be required to have a parent or guardian complete a release form no later than the first day of film camp.  No camper will be permitted to attend until this release form is completed and received by the Lone Star Film Society.

 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:

Participants can be dropped off 30 minutes before camp begins (9 am) and picked up no later than 30 minutes after film camp concludes (3 pm).  Drop-off and Pick-up will take place on Princeton Street, right next to the Bob Schieffer College of Communication Moudy Building. A Film Camp Instructor/Volunteer will be curbside to check-in all participants.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN:

 

SESSION I (introductory filmmaking)

 

MONDAY, JUNE 1

  • Introduction / film camp expectations (classroom)

  • Jobs on a set / shooting a test scene (soundstage)

  • Film breakdown session (classroom)

  • Pitching stories/screenwriting (computer lab)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

  • Film breakdown session (classroom)

  • Screenwriting (computer lab)

  • Acting for the camera (soundstage)

  • Equipment orientation (soundstage)

  • Storyboarding / pre-production (classroom)

  • Production assignments (classroom)

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

  • Production meeting (classroom)

  • Film shoot day (soundstage)

  • Production meeting (classroom)

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

  • Production meeting (classroom)

  • Film shoot day (soundstage)

  • Production meeting (classroom)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

  • Film breakdown session (classroom)

  • Post-production / editing (computer lab)

  • Film camp wrap session (classroom)

 

SESSION II (advanced filmmaking)

 

MONDAY, JUNE 8

  • Pitching stories/screenwriting (classroom)

  • Writing (computer lab)

  • Acting / auditions

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

  • Film breakdown session (classroom)

  • Screenwriting (classroom)

  • Job Assignments (classroom)

  • Pre-production (classroom)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

  • Production meeting (classroom)

  • Film shoot day (soundstage)

  • Production meeting (classroom)

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

  • Production meeting (classroom)

  • Film shoot day (soundstage)

  • Production meeting (classroom)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

  • Film breakdown session (classroom)

  • Post-production / editing (editing lab)

  • Film camp wrap session (classroom)

PRICING:

 

EARLY REGISTRATION:

 

SESSION I 

Registration open: February 13 - April 30

Film Camp dates: June 1 - June 5 (5 days total)

$300 per participant + $8.49 service charge

SESSION I & SESSION II

Registration open: February 13 - April 30

Film Camp dates: June 1 - June 12 (10 days total)

$500 per participant + $13.49 service charge

REGULAR REGISTRATION:

SESSION I

Registration open: May 1 - May 29

Film Camp dates: June 1 - June 5 (5 days total)

$425 per participant + $11.62 service charge

 

SESSION II (requirement: Session I completion or 2019 LSFF Film Camp completion)

Registration open: May 1 - May 29

Film Camp dates: June 8 - June 12 (5 days total)

$250 per participant + $14.85 service charge

 

SESSION​ I & SESSION II

Registration open: May 1 - May 29

Film Camp dates: June 1 - June 12 (10 days total)

$675 per participant + $17.87 service charge

Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

May 1, 2020 - the LSFF Summer Film Camp at TCU has been CANCELLED.
We look forward to scheduling a new film camp experience soon.

Mailing Address

209 W. 2nd Street
Suite 284
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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