Movie Makers (Evening Camp)

2024 dates TBD

Learn what it takes to work with a team and create a story from concept to the big screen in this action-packed week!  Write, film, act, and edit in this one-of-a-kind experience for beginner “Gear Gurus” and “Creative Visionaries.”  We’ll end the week with a live film festival inviting the community to watch your work on the big screen.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a movie? Here’s your chance to stop watching, and start making! This is a very hands-on camp where you will learn everything from how to work with a team, “Hollywood” script creation, how to call a take on set, post-production essentials, and even how to act for the camera. This is truly “the creative meets the technical” as you have a chance to use professional equipment and learn from professional Creatives who work in the film and theater industry. Not only that, but on our last night of camp we will celebrate by inviting the community to come watch what your team has made during a red-carpet film festival.
If you have not had any “movie” experience before, we welcome all experience levels. This is for “creatives” and “tech heads” alike, who love to learn by doing and are thrilled about working with a team to create something great.
  • Registration Details
  • Camp activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Date: June 20th-24th

Eligibility: Rising 5th – 8th graders, and

       Rising 9th – 12th graders


Capacity: Space is limited to 40 students for each session.

Registration Fee: $400 which includes all activities, supplies, and meals

This is a night camp: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Space is Limited: Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.

Registration Cancellation Policy

All camps will have a $50 registration fee (non-refundable, but applied to camp fee). Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Camp activities

  Day 1 - Writing for the Camera / Camera Shot Types


Story arc

Group work to create your script

Camera shot types

Roles on set

Day 2 - Acting & Directing for the Camera / Production

Camera operations & composition

Lighting for the camera

Acting for the camera

Directing for the camera

Start filming

Day 3 - Production & Post Production Start

Audio production basics

Filming with your team

Begin on post production

Day 4 - Post Production

Second unit filming

Post production essentials

Post production with your team

Movies in by 9pm

Day 5 - Film Festival!

Film showings, awards, & “red carpet” pictures 

Transportation Policy

Drop Off – 5:00 p.m. at TDC

Pick-up – 9:00 p.m. at TDC

Campus Cancellation Policy

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Kummer Center for STEM Education