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Junior Video Game Design

Ages: 8–11

August 12–16 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

This camp was created especially for our video game enthusiasts with vivid imaginations. Working in age-appropriate software programs including Scratch, we will create an action adventure video game. Campers will learn to create a massive open world which they will be able to explore and navigate, while conquering and achieving various self-made tasks. They will be tasked to explore problem-solving techniques and story concepts while incorporating art and graphics as part of successful game design. Special Note: Students must bring a flash drive each day in order to save their work along with earbuds or headphones and notebook.

Tuition: Half Day: $309/Full Day: $419


Create & Illustrate Your Very Own Children’s Book or Graphic Novel

Ages: 10–17

July 22 – 26 | 1–4:30 p.m.

Future writers and illustrators are invited to participate in this exciting workshop developing skills in visual literacy. Learn about plot, setting, dialogue, illustration, and composition. No prior experience is required. “Publish” your own book using a Mac Computer, and bring your writing to life with graphics, illustrations and an originally designed cover. Each book will be professionally bound. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Tuition: $349


Film Making

Ages: 10–17

July 29 – August 2 | 1–4:30 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action! Discover the art of filmmaking. Campers will learn to write the script and create the storyboard for their own production. Young filmmakers will direct, operate a camera, record sound, and edit final product. Other areas of exploration will include editorial and narrative structure, rhythm and pace. Working in teams, groups will complete one short film. A screening of the final film for family and friends will conclude the program. Remember to bring your popcorn! 

Tuition: $339


Virtual Reality 360 Film Making

Ages: 10 – 17

August 5-9 | 1–4:30 p.m.

In this cutting edge course, students learn the process of VR and 360 immersive film making through hands-on lessons. Students will gain an understanding of the technology behind Virtual Reality, get familiar with the 360 camera landscape, the concept of immersive storytelling, and an overview of the 360 post-production process. Students will then plan out and get to work on their own 360 film. Specific focus will be given to choice of genre and storytelling, as it pertains to augmented reality film making.  A screening of the final film for family and friends will conclude the program.

Tuition: $339


Photo Shop After Effects

Ages: 10–17

August 12-16 | 1–4:30 p.m.

Learn how motion graphic artists create 3D graphics! In this hands-on course, students learn how to animate graphics using Adobe After Effects. Starting with simple keyframe animations, students learn the basics of animating and learn more complex animation compositions though creative projects. Students will create an animated cartoon, an animated greeting card, animated titles, and learn how to pull a green screen key to make a composite image using layers, a technique used in film and television.

Tuition: $339


Green Screen Lego Flix

Ages: 7–12

July 8 – 12 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Bring Lego stop-motion animation to the next level! Students will design and build movie sets out of Legos, and transport them anywhere using green screen technology. Once students have their Lego world, they’ll bring it to life in movies students will storyboard, shoot, and voice-over in age appropriate groups. Note: All flix will be professionally edited and available for download within a month after camp ends.

Tuition: Half Day: $329/Full Day: $439


Animation Flix

Ages: 7–12

July 15 – 19 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

All new animations for 2019! In this fast paced class, students will be creating up to 4 stop motion movies. These will include dinosaurs, paper cartoons, white board, and a free choice day where students get to choose from playdoh, jewels, or items brought from home. Note: All flix will be professionally edited and available for download within a month after camp ends.

Tuition: Half Day: $329/Full Day: $439

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Digital Photography & Photoshop

Ages: 8 – 12

July 1 – 5 (No Camp on July 4) | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn different photography techniques and how to view, edit, and enhance your photos using Photoshop. Discover how to capture emotion, use the effect of color, produce quality portraits, and much more. There will also be a focus on experimental, creative techniques as well as technical aspects such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. Special Notes: Students must bring their own digital camera and flash drive to class.

Tuition: $259


Digital Photography

Ages: 13–17

Wednesdays & Thursdays, July 10 – August 8 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

This program offers a range of opportunities for teens to begin or further their knowledge of photography. Working in Wagner College’s state-of-the-art Mac lab with Wagner faculty Phil Mauro, students will learn both photo and Photoshop with an emphasis on presentation and portfolio development. Discover alternative techniques such as fine art abstraction and painting with light. The program will conclude with a gallery type opening display of all students’ images that will include an abstract, still life, portrait and landscape. Please bring your own digital camera and flash drive daily.

Tuition: $469

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