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Create Your Own Story

Filmmaking is a two-week intensive program to help teens learn to express themselves through stories and film.

Dates: July 29-August 13, 2019
Cost: $2,650
Early Bird Discount: $2,500 until Sep. 5
For: Current 8th-11th Graders

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Learn To Tell Your Story

The Filmmaking @TY program will challenge teens to not only find their voice but develop the ability to share it through video. Finding your voice, learning the core components of storytelling, and gaining technical ability to effectively express yourself is a great way to nurture our leaders of tomorrow. TY Digital Storytelling instructors will work with the group as a whole to discuss effective storytelling formats and film techniques as well as individually to support each campers session project.

Videography from an Industry Expert

In addition to developing their ability to express themselves through storytelling, participants will also gain the tangible skills involved in shooting and editing their short film. An experienced industry professional will instruct teens using Adobe Premier to edit videos shot using regularly available equipment.

Capture the Moment

Getting the perfect shot is just on part of Filmmaking @TY program. TY provides a one-of-a-kind Jewish environment, where teens interact with others from Jewish communities in the U.S., Israel and around the world. The “best of camp” at TY includes the opportunity to partake in sports, arts and Israel education programs. Each week culminates in Shabbat, amidst the natural, serene setting of Tel Yehudah and is followed by a wild Israeli dance party.

Program Outcomes

Teens participating in the two-week Filmmaking @TY Intensive will:

  • Complete a short film
  • Receive expert instruction from an experienced film industry professional.
  • Come to understand the strategies and patterns of storytelling through film
  • Develop their perspective in order to develop a message and have it captured by the audience.
  • Become familiar with Adobe Premier editing software
  • Develop their creativity, their voice, and their patience in creating art
  • Engage with the Jewish Community.
  • Realize a greater understanding of their own Jewish identities from self-expression.

Filmmaking @ TY (DAILY SCHEDULE)

Participants in Filmmaking @TY spend 4-5 hours a day engaged in film and storytelling in collaboration with other participants and staff. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to choose another Intensive as a minor and explore all of TY’s other specialty areas (ropes course, Israeli dancing and singing, sports, etc.)   Below is a sample daily schedule:

What's Included?

  • Daily arts writing workshops with TY arts staff
  • Room and board within our furnished cabins
  • 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
  • 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
  • 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
  • Regular laundry-service
  • Full time on-site 24/7 security services
  • Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane

IS Filmmaking @ TY RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes! If you are…

  • Currently in 8th through 11th grade
  • Ready to join a community of young storytellers and people interested in film
  • Ready to explore your Jewish identity within a community
  • Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world

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