Summer is coming – and so is Clapboard Kids filmmaking camp!

During each one-week session, students will work collaboratively with an award-winning filmmaker through the stages of filmmaking – from the creation of an original film idea, through to the planning, shooting and editing of their very own short films. This will give students the opportunity to try out a variety of filmmaking roles and skills (e.g. screenwriting, directing, acting, editing, wardrobe, set design, sound and cinematography).

Participants will explore various filmmaking techniques to help them create their one-of-a-kind films. Techniques will range from stop-motion animation and claymation, to basic special effects and live action filmmaking. Students will edit their productions using iMovie. All technical equipment, props, costumes and set pieces are supplied.

Along with making movies, the camp day will also include a variety of arts and crafts activities, as well as outdoor fun and games!

At the end of the session, each student will receive a copy of their finished films to share with family and friends.

Our goal at Clapboard Kids is to inspire and guide the next generation of digital storytellers and filmmakers!

Ages: Camp is open to ages 7-13 years.

• Session 1: July 13-17
• Session 2: July 20-24

• 9:00am-3:00pm
• Extended hours offered 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-4:00pm at an additional fee. (See cost section below for details.)
• Lunchtime supervision, Noon-1:00pm

$425/student for each 5 day camp session.
• Extended hours: Before AND after care is offered from 8:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-4:00pm for $50/week/child. For only before OR after care, it is $30/week/child.
• Fees include all technical equipment, props and costumes.

LOCATION: Our studio is conveniently located in the Bathurst and Sheppard area.

TO REGISTER: 1. Please complete the registration form below. 2. Follow our payment instructions (which are included in the registration form).

*NOTE: In order to secure a spot in the program, we need to receive BOTH a completed registration form and payment in full. Once both of these items are received, a staff person will follow-up with you to confirm a child’s spot in the session.

Summer 2020 Camp Registration Form

Please note that camp sizes are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment!

ABOUT THE MAIN INSTRUCTOR: Valerie Weiss has an extensive background in film, working on a wide range of award-winning productions for Disney Touchstone Films, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, the CBC and the National Film Board of Canada. She has also produced, written and directed her own award-winning films.

Valerie has taught film to students in grades JK through to 9 at a range of both public and private schools, as well as community centres in the Toronto area. She started Clapboard Kids Film Workshops in 2011 to merge her two great joys: working with children and filmmaking!

Interested? Want to register? Questions? Then please contact us!