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The Screening Room
Monday, Jun 4, 2018 8:30 AM
In our weeklong summer camp for kids, FilmScene campers will work in teams to produce, direct, and edit their own animations—totally from scratch!
Event Pricing
Tuition Summer Camp Deposit - $150.00
Tuition Summer Camp Full Amount - $375.00
Tuition Balance Summer Camp Balance - $225.00

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

June 4-8 - 5/6 grade (ages 11-13) - FULL
June 11-15 - 3/4 grade (ages 9-11) - FULL!
June 18-22 - 7/8 grade (ages 12-14) - 4 spots left!
June 25-29 - 5/6 grade (ages 11-13) - FULL!
July 9-13 - 3/4 grade (ages 9-11) - FULL!
July 16-20 - 7/8 grade (ages 12-14) - FULL!
July 23-27 - 7/8 grade (ages 12-14) - Intermediate Level Camp for returning students - FULL!

Camp held 8:30AM - 3:30PM daily.

Students are encouraged to register for the grade they will be *entering*. Parents are encouraged to adhere to age guidelines when possible, exceptions can be made within reason and after approval by lead teacher and FilmScene. Please email rebecca@icfilmscene.org with your request.

Lead Teacher
Mark Jones

$375, lunch and two snacks included. Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or can be paid in two installments ($150 at signup, balance due by the first day of camp). 

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 rebecca@icfilmscene.org to suggest a child for scholarship consideration.

Camp Description

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.

Teacher Bio

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 mrjonesart.com

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Cancellation Policy
A deposit is required to secure participant's registration. This deposit is refundable until May 1. After May 1, deposits are only issued in the case of illness or emergency.

For cancellations made at least four weeks before your camper's class begins, refunds will be issued at the discretion of FilmScene staff, less a $50 cancellation fee per camper.

For cancellations made less than four weeks before your camper's class begins, no refunds will be issued (unless in the case of illness and emergency). Any tuition paid for the class, minus the $50 cancellation fee will become a FilmScene credit usable only toward a future FilmScene Animation Camp. Any difference in cost from the new class will not be refunded.

No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations occuring within two business days of the start date of the class; similarly, no credits or refunds will be given once camp sessions begin.

If for whatever reason FilmScene must cancel a camp session at any point, full refunds will be given to all registrants.