You and your peers will be divided into groups, with each of you responsible for a different role in creating your budding blockbuster. In creating each short film, you’ll learn the techniques and methods of your chosen course and working with your group to take it from storyboard to studio to screen.

Participate in lectures from celebrity writers, directors and actors. Enjoy visits to the Screen Actors Guild, Red Carpet movie premieres, tv tapings and Studio Tours. You’ll also gain access to permanent shooting sets – normally reserved for the professionals – including the backlot of  Warner Brothers Studio, plus film and television sound stages, as well as advanced editing technology like Avid and Final Cut Pro Suites. When it’s time for the big premiere, you’ll showcase your final project in a high-definition theater!

Graphic Design

From magazines to movie posters, examples of graphic design are everywhere we look. Flashpoint Campers will learn how the pros use words, images, lines, and colors to capture audience attention in our Graphic Design workshop. During this two week experience, your child will work with industry leaders and influencers to learn how to take an idea from concept to completion. All this while using professional tools like Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to build a foundation in editing, filtering, and distortion of images. Then, students will combine the skills they learn to create an original corporate identity (logo) and promotional graphics for a real-life Chicago company or nonprofit organization that they will present on our last day of camp!

“Our daughter Sarah had the most amazing experience. She loved the classes and  truly found her passion! She made lifetime friends…thank you for returning her safely!!”

Heather and William S. / New Jersey