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VISUAL FX WITH FINAL CUT PRO® & ADOBE® AFTER EFFECTS®

VISUAL FX WITH FINAL CUT PRO® & ADOBE® AFTER EFFECTS®

Academy Courses, Summer Computer Camp Courses

Ages: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-14)
Duration: 2-week long Sleep Away Camps (weekends optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Ratio Guarantee: 8 Students per Instructor

FEATURED SOFTWARE

Apple® Final Cut Pro® | Adobe® After Effects® |  Adobe® Photoshop®

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: This course is for students with prior film editing experience.

Develop your own visual effects reel as you delve deep into the best practices of Hollywood post-production houses. Capture your own footage utilizing pro-level video cameras. Using Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® After Effects®, learn to composite media in 2D and 3D space, create motion graphics with animated text, distort footage and more. Graduate with your very own visual FX reel—a great complement to your portfolio.

Jump-start your career by utilizing the same tools used by the pros! Students graduate from the course with a professional-looking short and the skill set to excel in the world of film production. Get ready to find out why making movies is even more fun than watching them.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

You can expect roughly 6-7 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for campus excursions, socializing, outdoor activities, video game tournaments, and more. Parents want peace-of-mind and student supervision—teens want a taste of independence. At iD, we work hard to provide the right balance. We hope to make your experience valuable and memorable.

SKILL LEVEL

IS THIS FILMMAKING COURSE FOR YOU?

This film course is for ages 13-18 (Min Age: Must be 13 by 12-31-14).

Prerequisite: This course is for students with prior film editing experience.

Our ever-evolving curriculum is designed for intermediate through advanced learners, allowing students to move along at their own pace with customized lessons for a fun and appropriate challenge. Instructors work closely with students and adjust the curriculum to fit their progress and their project goals.

TOP 10 SKILLS GAINED

CONCEPTUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Fundamentals of special effects
  • Pre-production planning
  • Camera work and filming techniques
  • Post-production video editing

 

SOFTWARE & HARDWARE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Apple® Final Cut Pro®
  • Adobe® After Effects®
  • Professional industry camcorders

 

STEM & 21st CENTURY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Project planning
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

This film production summer camp is a great step if you are considering studying film in college or want to explore a potential career direction. Our 101 course is ideal for transitioning from weeklong iD Tech Camps programs to intensive Academy programs, and provides a comprehensive overview of genre principles. It is a good way to test your interest in the field and build up a solid base of knowledge. Learn the basics of production from script writing to conducting interviews, camera techniques and video editing, in addition to adding music, filters, transitions, titles, credits and special effects.

Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.

INSTRUCTION

8:1 STAFF RATIO GUARANTEE

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through customized curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.

TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSES | HIGH-LEVEL CURRICULUM 

Our 2-week courses at the Academy provide you with the right amount of time to get comfortable in your field of study and put your knowledge to use with hands-on projects. You’ll have ample time to work on your online portfolio, enjoy excursions and tours of nearby facilities, relax with late-night gaming tournaments, and explore campus (Weekend Stays optional).

Week One: Learn how to draw the viewer into the on-screen action through strategic use of camera techniques and the role of effective pre-production effects planning. By analyzing industry mainstay techniques like masking and compositing, you’ll learn practical methods and production tricks that make footage jump off the screen. Working with both stock and custom footage, students will learn advanced features of Final Cut Pro® X such as keyframing and transforms, and begin effects integration with Adobe® After Effects®.

Week Two: Harnessing the power of Adobe® After Effects®, students will investigate compelling editing principles and software rendering tools as they apply to fast action, visual storytelling, and motion graphics. Discover a variety of available effects and learn when (and when NOT) to apply them. Learn how to edit visual FX footage with hard driving soundtracks or sound effects for maximum impact, matching audio and video pacing. Each student will cut, create, and build a personal portfolio of FX shorts, while learning the best compression formats for uploading to social websites like YouTube® and Facebook®.

ADULT-ONLY STAFF, NO COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

HOURS & TUITION

iD FILM ACADEMY | OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS HELD AT YALE

Ages: 13-18
Check-In: 5PM-6PM Sun
Pick-Up: 3PM-5PM Fri (varies by site)
Tuition: $3,699-$3,899 (per 2-week session)
Meals: Included

For beginner to advanced students, we offer intensive, pre-college courses in movie-making, special effects, and photography. Programs are held at top academic institutions. Academy sessions are two weeks in length and are all-inclusive of meals, housing, instruction, and supervision.

Program availability varies by location—please check your site of choice for specific course offerings.

Please note: A minimum deposit of US $500 is required at the time of registration.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

WEEKEND STAYS

Ages: 13-18
Cost: $369 (per weekend, optional)
Meals: Included

Academy sessions are two weeks in length and are all-inclusive of meals, housing, instruction, and supervision. We invite you to stay the weekend BETWEEN the two weeks—most students elect to stay. Room, board, activities, excursions, and supervision are included over the weekend. You’re also welcome to stay the weekend AFTER your 2-week program.

Please note: Program availability varies by location—please check your site of choice for specific course offerings.

ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Ages: 13-18
Cost: $198 (per 2-week session, optional)
Issued By: Stanford Continuing Studies

Gain a competitive edge for college—Accredited Continuing Education Units are available for purchase upon registration.

iD TECH 365 (ONLINE LEARNING)

Ages: All ages
Cost: $179 (per year, optional)

Build your STEM skills year-round with our comprehensive online learning platform. Immerse yourself in tech tutorials, compete in gaming tournaments, and stay connected through community forums. iD Tech 365 is the perfect supplement to iD Film Academy.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN TUITION PRICE?

  • Custom iD t-shirt
  • iD Diploma with instructor insights
  • 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee 
  • Final project portfolio with pen drive
  • Access to online curriculum after camp
  • Campus tours (most locations)
  • Studio tours (most locations)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gaming tournaments 
  • Software savings (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence

THE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY IMMERSION

Teens experience independent college life in a supervised environment. This pre-college program is overnight-only, so teens stay in real college dorms, eat in dining halls and get a feel for daily life on campus. Choose the recommended Weekend Stays option to have even more time to explore campus and local attractions.

PORTFOLIO BUILDING

Establishing a portfolio sets our participants apart from their peers on college and internship applications. Finished portfolios include a bio page and samples of completed projects.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Build up your resume for college by earning Continuing Education Units. Receive an official transcript from Stanford Continuing Studies (available for purchase at all Academy locations). CEU Credits demonstrate that students have completed course content of college-level difficulty.

TOUR A BIG-NAME STUDIO

Get a feel for future career options and meet industry professionals. Depending on session location and availability, students tour big-name studios around New York and San Francisco.

REVIEWS

FILMMAKING CAMP REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“Loved the positive, upbeat energy shared by campers and staff alike!” -Lee F., Parent, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“This was Harrison’s second year at ID Tech, he felt that his experience this year was the best camp experience he has ever had. He felt his teacher/counselor Chris, was approachable friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He felt he learned a tremendous amount. His roommates were great and he made lasting friendships! Thank you!!” -Dawn K., Parent, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“This is my son’s third time with you guys. Every year when I look for camp options, you guys beat the others in quality of program. Thank you for the professionalism and I am curious what you will have in store for my son next year!” -Leandra Z., Parent, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“The instructor did an exceptional job in motivating the kids and making work seem fun. Our son enjoyed this camp so much he wants to book another one right away.” -Thilo K., Parent, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“I was impressed by the organization and direction given to the parents when we came for the Launch Party. The staff showed an honest desire to connect with us and our grandson.” -Judy M., Parent, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®

WHAT ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“The camp was very fun. I didn’t expect it to be as fun as it was! I’m very glad that I came to iD. I learned a lot of new effects and I now know much more than I ever thought I would know.” -Dani B., Student, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“I learned so much about Adobe After Effects. I came in not knowing anything and now I feel very comfortable using the software. There are limitless possibilities to what I could make.” -Henry H., Student, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“iD helps youth get a taste of technology and takes them to a world where computers are used as creative tools to help entertain and amaze others.” -Christopher H., Student, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“I liked the camp here because I was surrounded by people with a love for film and photography.” -Isabella G., Student, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®
“Very well designed camp. Exactly what I was hoping for.” -Matthew M., Student, Visual FX with Final Cut Pro® & Adobe® After Effects®

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

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Why is the iD Film Academy the nation’s premiere pre-college destination to learn essential visual arts skills and STEM skills?

We offer intensive and relevant technology curriculum, taught by well-versed, accomplished faculty. The summer teen programs for ages 13-18 offer:

  • Guaranteed staff ratios of 8 students per instructor
  • Intensive, college-level curriculum for beginner to advanced learners, based on the new learning engine, iD Game Plan
  • The latest industry-standard hardware and software
  • Portfolio-building workshops
  • Accredited Continuing Education Credits available at all Academy locations. Official transcripts are from Stanford Continuing Studies.
  • Industry-savvy faculty
  • An immersive university experience
  • Tours of big-name studios
  • Guest speakers at many sites

How are Academy courses different from the courses at iD Tech Camps?

Academy courses are 2-week, overnight-only programs (at most locations) for teens ages 13-18 (Weekend Stays optional). Students in the iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Film Academy build online portfolios in addition to completing a final project. Students in iD Programming Academy utilize software repository systems and graduate with full access to their code. All Academy students have the opportunity to tour a nearby studio. Our Academies provide an intensive, pre-college experience. Comparatively, iD Tech Camps offers weeklong day camps and overnight camps for students ages 7-17. More traditional summer camp activities are integrated into the iD Tech Camps curriculum.

Where id this course offered?

This course is offered at several top universities across the U.S. View our Locations page for more information.

How much does this course cost?

The cost for the 2-week overnight program is US $3,699-$3,899. Check our site for special promotions. Continuing Education Units are available for an extra fee. Weekend Stays are optional, but recommended, and cost $369 per weekend.

Are there teen summer camp savings?

View our current Promotions.

What are the dates of this course?

View availability here.

How do I know if this course is open for enrollment?

For info, click here.

How do I register?

Registering online is the fastest way to get into a program. Choose your path and we’ll guide you through registration: All Teen Programs or iD Tech Camps for Kids

What if the curriculum is too easy or too hard once the course starts?

Academy programs are taught in small, personalized classes. Instructors are able to work closely with each student to customize the course curriculum to each student’s skill and experience level. Whether you are a beginner or extremely advanced, our instructors find fun and challenging ways to develop your tech skills. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you.

Do I need to bring any computer equipment to camp?

No, you do not need to a bring personal computer to camp. Each student is provided with a computer at camp; you’ll never have to share a computer. We supply all the hardware, software and course materials.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Our teen programs are academic camps, but we also create a fun summer experience. The intensive curriculum and lab time are balanced out with cool excursions, trips to nearby studios and fun down time activities like gaming tournaments. Students may participate in organized outdoor sports, movie nights, campus tours, and more. Since this is a teen-only program, we try to allow students as much freedom as possible in shaping their own weeks – but students are supervised.

Do you provide transportation for students? What about Carpooling?

We do not arrange transportation for our students. For your convenience, we have created a carpool app located in My Account which is available to all iD clients after registering. All transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. There are child transportation services that past students have utilized, which can be found through a web search. We are not affiliated with any such company and thus cannot be held accountable for clients’ use of outside transportation services.

Who should I contact with questions or concerns?

You can phone us as at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com. If you’d like a brochure sent to you, please click here.