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Series Info
Film Info
Runtime:1 week
Director:Mark Jones
Buffy Quintero
Josh Thorud
Year Released:2017

Animation Summer Camp
Youth education generously supported by Hills Bank and Trust Company.

Grades 3-4 (Ages 9-11): June 26-30 morning session 8:30-Noon, afternoon session 1:00-4:30
Grades 5-6 (Ages 11-13): June 12-16, July 17-21, 8:30-3:30 daily with lunch
Grades 7-8 (Ages 12-14): June 19-23, July 10-14, 8:30-3:30 daily with lunch

Parents are encouraged to adhere to age and grade guidelines when possible. Exceptions can be made within reason. Please email with questions. 

Lead Teachers: Mark Jones

Full day: $350 ($150 due at signup, balance due by the first day of camp), meals included
Half day: $200 ($100 due at signup, balance due by the first day of camp), snacks included

With the generous support of Hills Bank and Trust Company, a limited number of full and partial scholarships will be available to area students with demonstrated need. Please contact to suggest a child for scholarship consideration.


Make your own animations with FilmScene! FilmScene campers will work in teams to produce, direct, and edit their own animations—totally from scratch. Each day we will learn about different animation styles (GIFs, claymation, light & shadow puppets, hand-drawn cartooning, video game sprites, and more) and make mini-movies that will give us a better understanding of what is possible in animation. We will learn about the Principles of Animation to make our movies more polished and professional.  For the closing ceremonies, we will premiere our movies for family and friends in FilmScene's Scene 1 cinema.

Each day in our week-long camp will include hands-on learning with iPads, Stop Motion Pro software, multi-directional lighting and a wide range of materials from paper to sand. We will watch the work of other animators to study styles and methods. Each day will also include stretching breaks, snacks and provided lunch.

In addition to our end of camp premiere, each student will be provided with digital copies of the team's work.


Mark Jones taught art in the Iowa City schools for 7 years.  In that time he directed many student-made animations. “The Robot and the Butterfly” won several awards, including Best Animation and Audience Choice at the Iowa Indie Film Festival. He is now a full-time freelance artist, making animation and props for video games and films. He most recently worked as lead artist on the short film “Rain” in collaboration with the Jim Henson's Creature Shop artists.  To see some of his work, check out

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