Full Day 4 Week Camp

Option1: Week 1: Pre-Production
Option2: Week 2&3: Production
Option3: Week 4: Post Production
Option4: Mix and Match options: 1-3 
All 4 weeks!!

Ages: 12* – 17

Min per Class: 6
Max per Class: 16

*Note: If a child is 10 or 11, they can be considered depending on their maturity level and experience. Please contact us to discuss availability and exceptions.

Summer Camp - Teen Filmmaking (4 Weeks)


In this 4 Week Camp Series, students will learn the art of film making from Script to Screen. This summer, we are breaking it down into 4 weeks. 1 week of pre-production (screenwriting, gear, and story-telling). 2 weeks of production (filming). The 4th week is post-production (editing, music, sound design, delivery). 

In the 1st week, the class will work together to write a short script, break it down, cast, schedule and plan next 2 weeks of filming. Along with learning story and screenwriting, the students will shoot their own ‘Mini Films’ and learn about gear, lighting and basic camera operation (composition, angles, aesthetics, etc). 

The 2nd and 3rd week, the students will go into full production. They will take their script and under the instructor’s guidance, they will have the opportunity to act, direct, record sound and light the project from start to finish. (And if the students are savvy, they can utilize green screen and special make-up VFX to enhance their production value). This will be an intense 2 weeks of filming. Tears will well for sure.

In the 4th and final week, students will have the opportunity to edit their film along with Sound Design, Music Score, Mixing and Final delivery.

Final projects will be available for screening via the ESTEAM Learning Labs YouTube Channel and in the Student Films Section below. 

Hope to see you on set!!!!



2018-2022 Filmmaking Summer Camp 

Led by: Justin R. Durban

Skills Developed

  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Project Management
  • Time Management & Scheduling
  • Communication Skills
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Technology Operations
  • Creative Writing
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Software / Hardware

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Steinberg’s Cubase
  • RED Cinema Camera
  • Canon 70d
  • iPad


Our Student Films

Shattered (2021)

United (2021)

Curiosity (2020)

Karma (2019)

(Parental Guidance Suggested before viewing.)

Candy (2018)

Time Warp (2017)

The Treatment (2016)

Drink’s On Me (2016)

Picture This (2015)

Murphy’s Law (2015)

*All films were written, directed and produced by the students.

Past Instructors

2017 Summer Camp Filmmaking
Led by: Robin Conly


2015 / 2016 Summer Camp Filmmaking
Led by: Kerry Valderrama


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