Video Production for YouTube
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 10-12
Video Production for YouTube
Video Editing & Filmmaking Summer Courses for Kids
- iD Tech Camps
- 10-12 (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.
Whether your student is an aspiring filmmaker or YouTube caster, this course will give them the opportunity to explore the different paths in video production. From vlogs, tutorials, and game reviews to short films and PSAs, your student can express their vision. They'll start by learning fundamentals of pre-production and composition. Then, it's time for action: shooting with professional cameras or using screen capture software to gather their footage. It all comes together as they learn how fun editing can be with the drag-and-drop power of Adobe Premiere.
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student in this movie making class will take home their rendered final project, complete with their unique effects and footage edits.
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 camcorder
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Social Media
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This video production course is for ages 10-12. 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 designed for beginner to 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 unique project goals.
This filmmaking summer camp is a great step if you like making videos for YouTube, are considering studying film in college, or want to explore a potential career direction. Learn the principles of pre-production and composition from top tier instructors with industry experience. Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324—we're happy to make personal recommendations.
Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: 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 iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- 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!
Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
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 and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Board games? Optional sports? 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. Let’s create!
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, gaming tournaments, 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 iD Tech, 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 learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
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. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
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 camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, 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.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
Film Production Camp Reviews & Testimonials
"Rohan learned a lot about movie production and he is very excited to follow up on what he learned."- Sunil S., Parent, Video Production for YouTube
"My kids had a great time. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and made my kids feel welcome from the first moment they arrived. They looked forward to camp each day and were excited to talk about the progress they were making on their projects. A great first experience at iD Tech."- Mairav M., Parent, Video Production for YouTube
"The instructors were amazing! The girls had a blast learning a lot of cool stuff :-)"- Tristen U., Parent, Video Production for YouTube
"Our kids really enjoyed this week making movies. Their instructor really found a great way to convey the parts of making movies, shooting film, and then cutting final projects. They couldn't wait to get back in the morning. Nice work."- Tim D., Parent, Video Production for YouTube
"Once again, a an unbelievable experience! We are repeat campers and will repeat again! Exceeded all our expectations again!"- Philip P., Parent, Video Production for YouTube
"iD Tech was one of the most fun things i've done this summer, and I know that I will come back next year!"- Gerald L., Student, Video Production for YouTube
"I was pleasantly surprised by how good iD Tech Camps was. When I showed up I wasn't sure that I'd make any friends or have fun, but I was quickly proved wrong. The instructors were very fun and made everyday more enjoyable. In my opinion it is the best summer camp I've ever been to."- Samantha K., Student, Video Production for YouTube
"I think that this week was VERY fun!! The camp counselors really helped with overall enjoyment of camp...they were fun and supportive! You can trust that you will have a good time at the camp!"- Mariana T., Student, Video Production for YouTube
"I had a lot of fun! The instructors and campers were really friendly and I learned a lot about movie making!"- Lara Z., Student, Video Production for YouTube
"I learned how to take my fun little homemade "movies" to the next level with one of iD's Movie Making Camps. I am coming back next summer for more!"- Maggie C., Student, Video Production for YouTube