Our students learn specialized industry filmmaking skills.

Our students work on professional level film equipment.

Bootcamp Classes

Production Assistant (PA)

Directing (Director)

Cinematography (DOP)

Grip & Gear (Best Boy)

Lighting (Electrician)

Sound Recording (Sound Boom)

Camera (Camera Operator)

Film & Sound Editing

On-Set Safety

Production (Producer)

Storytelling (Scriptwriting)

What's special about Filmmaking Bootcamp?

Ages: 12-17

Skill Level:  Beginner & Advanced

Dates:  June 13 - June 24, excluding Sat/Sun

Hours:  8am - 4pm

Location:  Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Instructor Ratio:  8 students per instructor

Equipment:  Sony, Red, Manfrotto

Software:   Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe AfterEffects

Our students are given the opportunity to work on a feature film.

Whether you've made a dozen films or none at all! You'll fit in at our School. We take every student "as they are" and teach them the skills they'll need to make a narrative film.

Skill Level

"we meet students where they are"

What you will learn...

How to work as a member of a Team

How a film is made from Development to PostProduction

How to operate professional filmmaking equipment

How to be safe on a film set

How to create a Shotlist & Storyboard

How to light, rig, and grip

How to operate pro video camera

How to do basic cinematography and directing

How to Collaborate on a Project

STEM skills...

Project Planning & Creativity

Our Instruction

the Fun in Film

It's not all business - our students discover the fun in filmmaking. To supplement the classroom instruction we make sure students spend plenty of time outside participating in games, activities, and projects that supplement their learning.

Our instructional staff is hand-picked from the island of Kaua'i. They are dedicated filmmakers that want to help build and cultivate the filmmaking industry on Kaua'i.

Sample Day

Film Academy - Basic Bootcamp - Day 3

 

8am - 8:30am

Basic Cinematography

Basic cinematography techniques

Ref BC 3A Basic Cinematography

 

8:30am - 9:30am

Narrative Scene Preproduction - Team Presentations

Teams present their ideas for their Narrative Film Scenes. Other teams are allowed to ask questions & propose ideas

Ref BC 2H Preproduction Presentation Format

Ref BC NF Narrative Film Scene

 

9:30am - 10:00am

Basic Cinematography Workshop

In class workshop where students film is projected on screen in real-time. Practice basic cinematography rules and how not to break them.

Ref BC 3B Basic Cinematography Workshop

 

10:00am - 11:00am

Project - Basic Cinematography

Teams use Basic Cinematography Techniques to create a story without dialogue. Choices are dramatic, funny, scary, romance, etc...

Ref BC 3C Project - Basic Cinematography

 

11:00am - 12:00pm

Basic Lighting

Discussion of basic lighting techniques, including how to use lighting to create mood, tone, etc...

Ref BC 3D Basic Lighting

 

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Lunch (Plantation Coffee Company Catering)

 

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Screen - Basic Cinematography Project

Teams will present their project explaining what techniques were used and why.

Ref BC 3C Project - Basic Cinematography

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Basic Lighting Workshop

In class examples of light use and techniques

Ref BC 3D Basic Lighting Workshop

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Basic Sound

Discussion of basic sound recording techniques with in class examples

Ref BC 3F Basic Sound

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Advanced Lighting/Advanced Camera/Grip Dolly

Students choose which advanced workshop that they would like to attend. These courses are precursors to the Advanced Bootcamp and each team should have a member attend each advance workshop. Those students not attending Advanced Class will continue working on Narrative Film Scene

Ref BC 3G, 3H, 3I Adanced Lighting/Camera/Grip Dolly

Ref BC NF Narrative Film Scene

 

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Day 3 - Wrap, Breakdown, Inventory, & Cleanup

Ref BC Wrap & Breakdown

 

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Review, Discussion, Exit Survey Cards

Students fill out Day 3 Production Course Exit Survey

Ref BC Production Course Exit Survey

 

Location

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

The Kauai Film Academy is located on the beautiful campus of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue on the Island of Kaua'i

THE TYPICAL PRICE FOR A WEEK-LONG INTENSIVE FILM PROGRAM RANGES FROM $750 - $3500.

Ours is $0.

Hours

8am - 4pm

Monday - Friday

Fall/Spring Breaks/Summer

We want all keiki on Kaua'i to get a chance to learn Filmmaking!

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