Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
Girls Filmmaking Course | Ages 10-15
Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
Alexa Café Course | Ages 10-15
- Alexa Café
- 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Yes (see below)
- Adobe Premiere, HD Camcorders
Prerequisite: Ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer for editing and will share video equipment.
This is your student's opportunity to spread the word about what's important to them through vlogs, tutorials, or video shorts using pro-level cameras and the drag-and-drop power of Adobe Premiere. They'll discover the basics of filming, editing, and screen capture to express their cause. Girls also will learn about digital citizenship, and end the week by uploading their new video to YouTube to share with the world (or maybe just their friends).
This girls filmmaking course introduces ages 10-15 to STEM principles that pave the way for bright futures in fields like film production, directing, video editing, graphic arts, television, and much more.
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student will take home their rendered final project, complete with unique edits, effects, and individual branding and perspective.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Create PSAs or short films
- Produce videos designed for YouTube
- Use HD camcorders and screen capture software
- Edit video footage
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Adobe Premiere
- HD camcorders
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Problem solving
- Project planning
- Social Media
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This video production course is designed for ages 10-15. The only prerequisite is the ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer for editing and will share video equipment. Our ever-evolving curriculum is appropriate for beginner to advanced learners, allowing students to move along at their own pace. Instructors customize the curriculum to fit each student's progress and unique project goals.
If you enjoy making videos for YouTube, are considering studying film in college, or want to explore a potential career direction, this filmmaking summer camp is the perfect starting point. Learn the fundamentals of pre-production and composition from top tier instructors with industry experience, and collaborate with peers to bring your creative visions to life in a real production-style environment. Should you need assistance, give us a call at 1-888-709-8324—we're happy to make personal recommendations.
Where Is This Girls' Filmmaking Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $949/week USD. All taxes included.
Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom Alexa Café t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups. Grab your laptop, put on your favorite song, and start creating!
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an Alexa Café instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs to collaborate and create!
2:30pm: Lanyard making? A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Team-building activity? Board games? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs.
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, crafting, gaming, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Alexa Café, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction with a Purpose
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. All girls enrolled at the Café will learn about 1-for-1 social movements, stylish, game-changing brands, and real-world entrepreneurship and leadership, all the while being challenged to incorporate technology to make a difference. It’s not just about building a webpage or learning to code--it’s about creating a passionate vision to inspire and help others in our local communities and beyond our borders.
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, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Concept Café for Families
On the last day of camp during Concept Café, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
Why Alexa Café?
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It's about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that's unlike anything else. For a more detailed program overview, please visit AlexaCafe.com.
Filmmaking Camp Reviews & Testimonials
“Thank you for bringing our daughter the whole experience of filmmaking, she got great exposure to the tech side of the creative process.”- Christine J., Parent, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“This was a really professional experience for our daughter and at an age-appropriate level. She came home able to understand more filming concepts. She also fell in love with the people and the atmosphere. Thank you for making our ten-year-old’s first cinema production experience positive.”- Nada D., Parent, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“My daughter had a great week and really enjoyed camp! She learned a lot and is interested in continuing to learn about filmmaking on her own. Thanks!”- Lisa H., Parent, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“Positive experience for my daughter who is a bit shy. She really blossomed under the guidance of her instructor and enjoyed the team work with her camp mates.”- Julia T., Parent, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
"The software quality and the skills learned were excellent. The all-girl environment also contributed to my daughter's ability to take risks and be confident that she could pull off her project.”- Shannon J., Parent, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“I had a lot of fun in this class, I learned a lot I didn't know about editing and camera angles. I made friends fast and am sad to leave Alexa Café so soon. Thank you!”- Camila P., Student, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“Alexa Café really boosted my interest in cinema. Every instructor was very caring and worked hard to help us. Thanks to all of them for making my experience the best.”- Nadia A., Student, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“I loved how much individual attention I was able to get, it really helped with my learning of the skills. My instructor was very focused on making sure that we had fun while still learning a lot about filming and editing. I had a blast this trip!”- Paige S., Student, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements
“I had a lot of fun at Alexa Café. I enjoyed being the director and I learned many new skills on Adobe Premiere Pro and on Adobe Photoshop. I hope to go to Alexa Café more often!”- Sarah D., Student, Film Studio — Video Production for Social Movements