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Pepperdine University - Digital Film

DatesJul 10 - Jul 15, 2017
Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017
Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2017
Ages12 - 18
AuditionNo Audition Required

Tuition includes room, & meals
Commuter includes reg fee & lunch
Age at start of program

Directors & Faculty:
Program Director: Christopher Salazar
Faculty: Oscar Beckmann, Kai Patterson



Challenge your imagination and explore your desire to become a Filmmaker by becoming part of US Performing Arts' Digital Film Camp at Pepperdine University. Students are immersed in the world of filmmaking from day one and are taught the "Hollywood Way" to make movies! Here's what our students can expect to learn:

Students will be given the tools needed to identify which of their ideas are script ready and worthy of development into a feature-length screenplay. Students also learn that having a Great Script is the foundation for having a Great Film, as well as the importance of Story Structure with the emphasis on Compelling Characters, Exciting Conflicts and Thrilling Conclusions.

Students learn the artistic and dramatic aspects of visualizing a script while learning the art of Casting and Directing Actors as well as Storyboards, Coverage and Visual Storytelling with the emphasis on the learning the language of filmmaking.

Students will learn about Pre-Production, Production & Post Production and that managing the details in each of these important areas will enable them to deliver a Professional Looking Film no matter what camera or editing systems they may be currently using.

Finally, Students will learn key Editing techniques that shape the film and guide the emotions of the audience, and the profound effect that having The Best Dialogue, Sound Effects and Music, will have on the final presentation of their Finished Films.

We will also present Industry Professionals and Visiting Filmmakers who will talk about their work on Hollywood Productions and demonstrate some of the cutting edge equipment used by today's Producers, Directors, Cinematographers and Editors. Our students will be working with the latest in State-Of-The-Art Digital Cameras, Apple Computers, and Final Cut Pro X Editing Software. They will all be formed into Production Teams of 5 or 6 students and Develop, Write, Direct, Storyboard, Cast, Shoot and Edit their own Films. All of the student's productions will be presented at the "Works in Progress" screening on the final day of the program. Each Digital Filmmaking Camp will be intensive, filled with new information and technology and an ideal place for finding new friends, learning how to network, collaborate and especially having a lot of fun in the Southern California surf and sun.
Many of the students have continued their studies at some of the best film schools in America: USC, New York University, Chapman University, Loyola-Marymount, UCLA and Cal Arts to name a few.

Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
Sennheiser ME66 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone Kit
Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head Tripod System

Final Cut Pro X


Follow what's going on at film camp on Chris Salazar's blog.

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This program, while located at Pepperdine University, is not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by Pepperdine University.

 *Tuition includes room, & meals.
 *Registration Fees, Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation fees are not included in Tuition and are additional.
 *Commuter (where offered) includes lunch. Lab Fees, weekend stays, and airport transportation are not included and are additional.
 **Tuition for Boot Camps, such as College Audition Boot Camp, does not include room and meals or airport transportation.

 ***Locations, Prices, Dates, Directors, and Faculty subject to change without notice. The faculty is comprised of professional industry artists and college professors representing their schools. ┬áImages are of USPA programs, but may not represent actual program or location. If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553 or 415 924-6442
 **USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.

If you have questions or need help registering, please call 888-497-3553

 **  USPA highly recommends that students secure travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, and/or medical emergency.

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