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Save up to $60 with code LEVELUP

Our Level Up with Lessons Challenge is the ultimate path to leveling up your child’s potential in just one month!

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Save $20 on 4 packs, $40 on 8 packs, and $60 on 12 packs of private lessons with code LEVELUP

There’s still time to join our Level Up with Lessons Challenge! In just a few lessons, your child can create a working prototype of their Java app, hone video production skills, and turn a love of Minecraft or Roblox into real-world coding and game dev skills! Guided by our elite instructors, this adventure is filled with fantastic fun and big results—join the Challenge today.

Ends September 25, 2023. $20 off applies only to 4 packs of private lessons. $40 off applies only to 8 packs of private lessons. $60 off applies only to 12 packs of private lessons. Payment plans do not apply to private lessons. Promo code may be used once per child per program. Promo codes can not be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers.
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Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

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Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

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Digital Video Production and Effects

  • Price: Starting at $1,149
  • Age: 13 - 17
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Step onto the backstage of video production with professional-grade DSLR equipment and Adobe’s powerful editing suite. You’ll take a spin in the director’s chair as you develop a short film from start to finish—plan a story, capture real-time video and audio, and polish your clips in Premiere Pro. Afterwards, you’ll implement state-of-the-art color grading, effects, and motion graphics animation using After Effects. Your video portfolio could be your key to entering a college or future career in the industry—whether you’re looking to be an indie creator on YouTube or a Hollywood filmmaker. Make your mark on this collaborative production experience!

Topics Covered

  • Use a professional DSLR camera to capture footage
  • Edit video and audio with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Generate colorful effects and motion graphics with Adobe After Effects
  • Practice collaborative storytelling and film production techniques
  • Learn best practices for sharing videos (YouTube channels must be created before coming to camp)

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of key material and the overall student experience.

For their crash course in video production, students will learn how to set up their recording equipment and take turns directing and acting in front of the camera. They’ll cut together their clips in Premiere Pro to make a short introduction video for their team.

Next, students will brainstorm an idea for their collaborative short film project, working together to write a full script and testing it by acting out their scenes off-camera. Then, they’ll jump into After Effects to explore motion graphics techniques that they can implement into their final project.

Lights, camera, action! Students will scout their locations, prep their equipment, and record their scenes. Each student will get the opportunity to be a director, cinematographer, and actor in a scene of their film.

Students will polish their scenes in After Effects with color grading and special effects. Then, they’ll composite all of their work in Premiere Pro, adding sound effects and music to bring it all together.

It’s time to roll out the red carpet! At the end of the week, YouTube camp students will finalize their film, add a credits reel, and showcase all of the hard work they’ve completed as a team. Final films submitted to iD Tech will have the opportunity to be highlighted on our Video Projects YouTube channel.

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines


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Frequently Asked Questions

Adobe After Effects is a video editing software that creates beautiful films, video game animations, YouTube masterpieces, and more customized creations.

Whether creating a YouTube channel, crafting an amazing commercial for their new business, or just experimenting with a new medium, Adobe After Effects is a versatile skill in any artist’s repertoire. Plus, by interweaving artistic talent with new STEM knowledge, they’ll add an impressive new skill that will impress across industries.

With Adobe After Effects skills under their belts, kids will be ready to explore graphic design, digital art, film, fashion, marketing, web development, and much more. Whether it’s in college or their first internship, Adobe After Effects skills are a versatile asset. 

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

At our on-campus programs, students get inspired by iconic architecture, learn in our next-gen labs, and get a taste of collegiate life. With our small classes, your child will progress at their own pace with the hottest software and hardware, while learning from carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.

As the only STEM educator rooted in 23+ years of legendary camp traditions, we know that when learning is fun, kids and teens stick with it! At camp, students build relationships in a fun and inclusive campus setting, and in between sessions in the labs, can be found diving into high-energy outdoor games and video game tournaments, and bonding over legendary iD traditions like raffles, pie-your-instructor Fridays, and so much more. 

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