Embark on a Cinematic Journey of a Lifetime!

Ever wondered what it takes to create movie magic? At Movie Makers Camp, you'll learn the ins and outs of filmmaking from industry professionals, using professional equipment and techniques straight out of Hollywood.

From crafting captivating screenplays to mastering camera shot types, you'll dive headfirst into the world of cinema and emerge as a budding filmmaker!

Space is Limited! Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.


Date: June 24-28, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 5th - 12th graders
Capacity: 20 students
Registration Fee: $400 (includes all camp materials)

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Camp Activities

Have you ever wondered what it takes to envision, plan for, and make a movie? Campers have a chance to stop watching and start making their very own short films! Campers learn everything from how to collaborate with a team, to “Hollywood” script creation, to how to call a “take” on set, to post-production essentials, and even how to act for the camera.

This camp has been described as “the creative meets the technical” because campers use professional equipment and learn from working creatives in the film and theater industry. Not only that but on the last night of camp, the community is invited to come watch each team’s short film during a ritzy, red-carpet film festival. If you have not had any “movie” experience before, please know we welcome all experience levels. 

Camp Overview:  

  •         Day 1 - Writing for the Camera / Camera Shot Types

o   Screenwriting

o   Story arc

o   Group work to create your script

o   Camera shot types

o   Roles on set

  •         Day 2 - Acting & Directing for the Camera / Production

o   Camera operations & composition

o   Lighting for the camera

o   Overview of acting for the camera

o   Directing for the camera

o   Start filming

  •         Day 3 - Production & Post-Production Start

o   Audio production basics

o   Filming with your team

o   Begin on post-production

  •         Day 4 – Post-Production

o   Second unit filming

o   Post-production essentials

o   Post-production with your team

o   Movies in by 9 pm

  •         Day 5 - Film Festival!

o   Film showings, awards, & “red carpet” pictures

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at https://www.usaxonline.com/. If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

All camps will have a $50 non-refundable fee. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

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Summer Camps at S&T

Suite 104, 1200 N. Pine St, Rolla, MO
Phone: (573) 341-6204
Email: stemcenter@mst.edu

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.