Professional Filmmakers Develop Curriculum at iD Tech Camps

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When we say we are a family company, we mean a lot of things.  I'm the CEO of iD Tech Camps, and Alexa, my sister is the CFO.  We've been labeled "an inspiring brother and sister team," but there are other longtime connections that run deep and help make up our ‘iDNA.’

In the early days of iD, circa 2000, we were fortunate enough to bring on Andrea Ajemian and Jon Artigo as summer staff members who would later join iD full time as Regional Managers.   These exceptional individuals eventually left iD after many years of service, to pursue their dreams of making movies full time.

Since then, this talented duo has collaborated on many award-winning films.  Freedom Park is one of those films.   It was created in collaboration with other iD Tech Camps colleagues including Chad Meserve, Julie Fletcher, and Kevin Painchaud.

With light-hearted and fast paced scenes, Freedom Park is an ideal film for our students who want to learn video editing with professional content and professional editing software Apple® Final Cut Pro 7®.  The challenge and experience of editing raw footage to meet the vision of the film is “on the job training” at its best.  Curriculum for our film camp course is titled Video Editing & Special Effects.  The curriculum has been developed by Jon Artigo, Writer and Director of Freedom Park, who is also currently Assistant Chair and Teacher for the Film Department at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.  Student projects will ultimately be posted on YouTube at iD Tech - Freedom Park.

Freedom Park the Movie

These days, Andrea Ajemian, Co-Founder and Producer of Artigo/Ajemian Films, is busy with promoting their latest film, BoyBand BoyBand, starring Hollywood talent, is a teen comedy about the formation of the world’s first boy band in 1982.  The film recently screened  for distributors in Beverly Hills and is awaiting distribution news.

Boy Band The Movie

At iD Tech Camps, anything is possible!  We are thrilled to have such creative talent on board.  We hope all of our students will have a blast editing real footage from Freedom Park the movie.  This is an extremely unique opportunity--and one I am convinced will be top notch for our budding young filmmakers.  Who knew movie camp could be so cool?  Ready to do something big this summer?

Have a great day!

-Pete

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Pete has been at the helm of iD since 2000. He resides in Silicon Valley. Pete has a love of design and is passionate about creating memorable experiences for kids. By day he is CEO, by night he is a youth soccer coach and chef of the house. Pete studied at UW in Seattle and worked abroad in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish, but his kids think otherwise. The best part of the job? Seeing the kids advance from tech novices to studying at top Universities and landing big-time jobs.

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