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There are no other camps that combine the high level of industry experienced instruction, and intensive project-based study like those of the New York Film Academy. Summer Camps 2020 are now online.
Camps are offered for youth from ages 10-17 years.
Our student body is comprised of youth from over 80 countries who are passionate about the visual and performing arts. Students leave with a better sense of self, awareness of the world around them, understanding of their craft, and an impressive project to add to their portfolio.
Students will receive hands-on instruction from award-winning faculty and will continually on projects specific to their area of study to enhance their learning experience.
New York Film Academy online camps offer an unparalleled creative experience which will broaden their horizons and enhance future endeavors. Students gain confidence and creative problem solving skills while practicing leadership, collaboration, and public speaking.
We offer a variety of hands-on online summer programs including:
New York Film Academy’s reputable hands-on Film Camps teach the next generation of filmmakers the fundamental elements of visual storytelling.
Staying true to our hands-on approach, as in all of the New York Film Academy filmmaking camps students will have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit their own short project. Production exercises and projects are to be completed during a weekday evening, this includes both the execution of the shooting plan and post production.
Students enrolled in our Filmmaking Camp will receive an exciting introduction to the craft of storytelling through film. The pace of this camp is feverish as each student will complete a short project to be screened at the conclusion of the camp.
Acting for Film
Across all of New York Film Academy’s Acting Camps, students are immersed in a hands-on educational experience that is fast-paced, entertaining and interactive. Glee, The Middle, Parks and Recreation, The Feature Film, and This Must Be the Place are just a few of the countless film and television productions that have casted our talented acting camp graduates.
Acting for Film Camps were designed by our faculty of professional actors to immerse students in the specific craft of acting for film. Through in-class instruction and exercises with your smart devices, students receive ample experience in the principles of acting for film to establish a foundation as actors.
This online acting program is the perfect introduction to Acting for Film. Students will learn how to choose and workshop monologues, apply Acting for Film fundamentals to scenes, learn how to think on their feet in Improv, and practice the basics of auditioning with the Business of Acting. This unique experience is a wonderfully creative way to learn acting on an online platform.
Students in the New York Film Academy’s hands-on 3D Animation Camps will learn the principles of animation i.e. movement, timing, weight, character development, etc. Students progress through basic modeling, motion and rendering exercises. In some cases, for the longer programs they’ll create their own short clips. All animation camps are designed for students with little or no experience in animation, however, studio art or computer experience is helpful. 3D Animation demands exceptional focus and discipline.
Game designers are the boundary-pushing storytellers of our time. Possessing a wide array of skills and talents—ranging from the technical to the purely creative—a game designer is someone who knows how to synthesize gameplay and narrative to create an engaging and challenging experience for the player. The New York Film Academy’s hands-on accelerated Video Game Design Camp immerses students into the extremely popular world of Game Design. Students in our Game Design Camps get the opportunity to surround themselves with fellow students and instructors (virtually) who all share a deep passion for video games in order to learn how to design an original game.
Photography Camps are an intensive exploration of still photography in the digital age. Summer campers receive instruction and experience with the tools necessary to research, compose, capture, and refine digital photographic projects. We encourage our students to be creative and to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, journalistic, or commercial intent. Campers will learn professional techniques online, are guided to photograph a variety of subjects, and learn to use industry-standard digital imaging software.
Classes include lectures and demonstrations from professional photographers to enrich campers’ experience Students will present their work in class, creating a body of photographs of which they can be proud. Prior experience in photography is not needed to enroll in this camp.
The New York Film Academy offers teens the life changing opportunity to learn from top Broadway professionals with carefully curated Hands-Online programming. From day one of our online camp, our students will be immersed in the world of musical theatre – learning from those who do! NYFA’s philosophy of learning by doing means that from the very first day, online campers are actively developing and practicing skills in all elements of musical theatre: song interpretation, dance, voice and acting, by working one on one with our incredible faculty. Students will be guided in handling themselves in a professional setting and will leave the program having unlocked new levels of confidence and potential, allowing them to shine both onstage and off.
Documentary (Micro Docs)
In NYFA’s Hands-Online Social Media Micro Docs Camps, students have the opportunity to learn a highly marketable and potentially world-changing skill set, even while social distancing. Students will learn the ins and outs of micro doc production and micro doc series production, as well as distribution optimization. Each will conceive, direct and edit their own original micro docs, optimized for social media distribution.
What is Micro Docs? Micro Docs (the very short documentaries seen daily in social media feeds) can reach a huge online audience. Some micro docs have done more to change the world than mass marches or even feature documentaries. In fact, they have become one of the most powerful change-making tools available. Other micro docs function as digital journalism, digital marketing or explainer videos. Their purpose can range from sharing impactful stories and taking viewers to amazing places, while others are created purely to spread positivity through the digital world.
This online Writing Camp is designed to teach creative young students about some of the many different forms they can write as a screenwriter, from feature films to short films and television. Every day, students will have classes that focus on story and ideas, or classes that build specific skills, like plotting, story structure, and writing dialogue. Virtual workshops will build the feeling of a collaborative creative space, matching what a professional writer would find in a television writer’s room or a development meeting for a film. The camp will include group activities and field trips, designed to spark creativity and story ideas and build connections between students. Students will leave camp with an assortment of ideas, a short film script, and a skillset to continue writing into the future.
At the New York Film Academy’s broadcast Journalism Camp, students are trained on the fundamental principles, techniques and craft of broadcast journalism through a combination of lectures, demonstration, hands-on production and individual work. Through study and hands-on practice, camp students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of digital journalism. Students study under our world-class faculty, whose work has been seen on local and national television as well as cable and digital platforms. Many of our camp graduates have gone on to further study or internships, which were greatly helped by the foundational skills they learned at the Academy.
For Summer Camps in 2020, all programs will be offered online.
Our other locations where camps are typically offered span throughout the United States as well as internationally. We have camps in:
- New York
- Los Angeles (Shooting on the backlot of Universal Studios)
- South Beach (Miami), Florida
- Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
- Gold Coast, Australia
- Paris, France
- Florence, Italy
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- Broadcast Journalism
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- 3D Design
- Digital Photography
- Digital Video
- Flash Animation
- Game Design Networking
- From 10
- To 17