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Camp Hollywood

Update: Oct. 27, 2015


Program Limited to 12 students

Number of openings left:  10

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shutterstock_Camphollywood2Are you the next Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese,  Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow?  Here's your chance to find out.

At this intensive two-week workshop, you’ll write, direct and edit your own short film. You’ll also work on the crew of several of your classmates’ movies.

Camp Hollywood will teach you the essentials of how to make a great movie. You’ll learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and how to use and optimize Adobe Premiere editing software to polish your production. At the end of the camp, all the films will be screened at a mini-film festival.

Please note: Some examples and films used in the class may include R-rated material.

Students 16 and older may choose to live on campus in Point Park University residence halls that are supervised by a resident advisor.  All facilities are monitored by a security staff and cameras. 


Program Begins: Monday, July 11, 2016
Program Ends: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Student film festival will take place the evening of Thursday, July 21, in the George White Auditorium.

Who’s Eligible:

Students entering 9th through 12th grade and recent high school graduates



This course is an introduction to the basic principles and practices of cinema production.  Students will learn the

fundamentals of single-camera production including the basic aesthetic and technical aspects of producing, directing,

editing and cinematography.  Lectures, screenings and in-class exercises will focus

on giving students the skills they need to write, produce and edit their own short films. In addition, each student will function in key crew positions on several of their classmates’ projects.

No prior filmmaking experience is required.  Daily classes, workshops and labs give students the basics skills in writing, directing, cinematography and editing that they need to make their own movie using HD digital video cameras and Adobe Premiere editing software.  The class culminates in a premiere screening to which students can invite friends and family.


The goal of this course is to provide all participants with the opportunity to learn as much about filmmaking as is possible in two weeks. In order to provide this opportunity, participants must be committed to fostering a collaborative and constructive learning environment and everyone is expected to conduct themselves in a mature and professional manner at all times.  Filmmakers are expected to arrive on time, contribute to a positive classroom environment, work collaboratively with others, fully complete all homework and in-class assignments, and treat everyone with respect at all times.  Additionally, filmmakers must handle all equipment in a safe and careful manner and use classrooms and facilities responsibly.  In the event that a filmmaker is unable to conduct themselves in a safe and mature manner, they will be dismissed from Camp Hollywood.

Tuition: (full payment due by June 3)

Commuter Students

Tuition: $1,250 (lunch included) 

  • Check-in: Monday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. in lobby of Academic Hall

*Resident Students

Tuition: $1,900 (three meals weekdays, brunch and dinner Saturday & Sunday)

  • Check-in: Sunday, July 10, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Check-out: Thursday, July 21, or Friday, July 22

* Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.

Refund Policy:

  • Withdraw before June 3: $100 non-refundable
  • Withdraw from June 2 to June 20: $312 non refundable - 75% of tuition refundable.
  • Withdraw from June 21 to July 4: $500 non-refundable - 60% of tuition refundable.
  • Withdraw after July 4: $625 non-refundable - 50% of tuition refundable.

Registration Form

For more information, please call 412-392-3457