Summer Film Camp coming to Shelburne this summer

Published on June 10, 2015

SHELBURNE -Anyone wanting to learn how to create professional looking videos will have that chance in a new summer film camp making its debut this year on the South Shore. 

The Shelburne Film Camp is a six-day introduction to film and video production, running from Monday, July 20 thru Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Open to all, ages 14 years and up, the camp is encouraging students and interested adults of all ages to attend.  The camp will be produced by the Shelburne Film Expo (SFE), in association with the Osprey Arts Centre.  The cost for the six, day-long sessions is $75 and scholarships are available. 

Participants will each produce their own short film as well as collaborate on a single project to be produced by the entire group. On Sunday, July 26, there will be a big screen presentation of all projects at the Osprey Arts Centre. Sunday's presentation will be free of charge and open to the public.    

Designed as an introduction to the craft, the camp will expose participants to many different facets of the filmmaking process, including scriptwriting, directing, lighting, sound recording, and editing.  “SFE plans to tap experienced professionals in many of the various production crafts to lend their expertise over the course of the week,” said Rob Stork, SFE co-founder and Shelburne Film Camp director.

”Who knows,” added his SFE partner, Marta Stork, “maybe the next Steven Spielberg is right here among us.”

A central component of the camp will be “Movie Games,” an improvisational production technique that gives students an immediate, hands-on experience constructing short films that do not require editing.  Movie Games was developed by Nova Scotia resident, Kimberly Smith, who has decades of experience in theater and film.  Smith will lead a day long workshop to introduce camp participants to the Movie Games process.

Rob Stork is a Shelburne resident and two-time Emmy nominated writer and Emmy winning producer with over 25 years of experience in broadcast and non-broadcast television.  His projects have ranged from feature length dramas to documentaries, children's series, commercials and educational films.

The Shelburne Film Expo (SFE) is a weekend long festival that brings world class independent short films together with the work of filmmakers from around Nova Scotia and presents them all on the big screen over 3 days and 2 nights.  The 2015 edition of the Shelburne Film Expo will begin on Friday, Sept. 11 and conclude with matinee screenings on Sunday, Sept. 13. 

For more information or to enroll in Shelburne Film Camp, call the Osprey at 902-875-2359.