Now that GA schools are getting out for summer, I know some of you are trying to find things for the kids to do? So you will notice that I have teamed up with a lot of local companies to share some great events, activities and even CAMPS! Today I learned about a cool camp that is great for kids that want to be introduced to the movie making process!
Camp Flix, a new summer camp that introduces kids ages 11-17 to the movie-making process, from idea pitching all the way to the final cut of a short film under the guidance of award-winning industry professionals and filmmakers, will debut this summer in Atlanta, it was announced today. Camp Flix will teach the filmmakers and actors of tomorrow about screenwriting, pre-production, acting technique, cinematography, editing, marketing and distributing their movie – even how to walk the red carpet as their movies are screened at a Hollywood-style Friday night gala premiere.
The inaugural Camp Flix will be held July 16-20 at Emory University and session two will be July 23-27 at Oglethorpe University. Visit www.campflix.com to register and for more information. (Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Campers will also receive special instruction from actor, writer and director Chris Lowell and other accomplished Hollywood professionals. Lowell starred in the Academy Award®-nominated motion pictures The Help, with Oscar®-winning Best Actress Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone, and Up in the Air starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. The Atlanta native was also a regular on the popular television series Private Practice and Veronica Mars. He will share his expertise with campers during one of the Camp Flix sessions.
Overseeing Camp Flix is Tom Karsch, who ran and helped build Turner Classic Movies (TCM) into television’s only dedicated home for the greatest movies of all time and one of the most popular networks on TV. Karsch was also a former board member and interim executive director of the Atlanta Film Festival.
“The city of Atlanta continues to be in the filmmaking spotlight as a premier destination and host for filmmakers,” said Karsch. “Launching a camp dedicated to educating future filmmakers was a logical extension to Atlanta’s budding filmmaking scene and the national popularity and success of Camp Jam.”
Camp Flix comes from the creators of Camp Jam (campjam.com), the nation’s largest and most popular provider of rock and roll summer camps and year-round, educational rock and roll music programs for kids and adults. Camp Flix is accredited by ACA, the American Camp Association, a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.