Digital Movie Production for YouTube
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
Digital Movie Production for YouTube
Adobe Premiere Summer Course for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Yes (see below)
- Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop
Prerequisite: Ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer for editing and will share video equipment.
Want to have your own vlog or be a YouTube caster? This course will give you the chance to carve your own path and to bring your vision to life. Start by learning elements of video production, including pre-production planning, camera work, and special effects, to make your videos stand out. Get real-world experience working in small groups, and shoot your video with pro-level cameras or gather footage with screen capture software. Learn the fundamentals of editing with Adobe Premiere, and then try your hand at animation or special effects with Adobe After Effects.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these summer film-making classes will take home their rendered final project, complete with edits and unique effects.
Additional Course Information
In addition to learning to mark and trim clips in a timeline, students may add music, filters, transitions, titles and credits and may even learn special effects with Adobe After Effects. Movie making courses are taught by top level instructors - both film school students and professional filmmakers. Get ready to find out why making movies is even more fun than watching them!
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Create PSA's 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
- Project planning
- Social Media
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This video production course is for ages 13-18. 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. Instructors work closely with students and customize the curriculum to fit their 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 a great starting point. Learn the principles of pre-production and composition from top tier instructors with industry experience, and bring your creative visions to life in a fun summer camp environment. Should you need assistance, 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: Lunch can be purchased for 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 Testimonials
"We found the overall structure of the camp to be top notch, very well thought out and organized. We will definitely be back!"- Jason M., Parent, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"My daughter really enjoyed her week. This was her first time attending a tech camp. I was impressed with the movie and the soundtrack that she created. Very nice!"- Stephanie Z., Parent, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"We couldn't be more pleased with our first ID Tech experience. It was such a great fit for our son and he clearly had a great time. We were also very impressed by the responsiveness of the staff (we received an email and a call in response to one question we had) and that the camp really encouraged the kids to try new things and not be 100% on screens the whole time. A very good mix of activities and experiences. THANK YOU, especially to Scoop and KitKat."- Nancy R., Parent, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"My son had a fantastic time; he said he learned a lot, especially noting learning tips and tricks that he hadn't yet learned. He appreciated doing some of the activities outside, not just in the lab the whole time. I didn't expect him to film and direct as well...exceeded expectations!"- Brienne S., Parent, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"Great comments for continued work in filming. Campus experience was nice for a rising high school student and my son would like to come back next summer."- Jean M., Parent, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"I like this camp. The instructors are nice and made learning Final Cut Pro really fun."- Nick T., Student, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"Best camp I've ever been to. It met by expectations and went beyond as well. I would recommend this to ANYONE. Best camp ever."- Tyler S., Student, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"iD has changed my life for the better. I have become much more affiliated with my dream."- Grant M., Student, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"It felt like I was making a movie in Hollywood."- Sam J., Student, Digital Movie Production for YouTube
"There is a reason why people from all over the world go to iD Tech camps. Its because of the great staff, fun classes and the feeling of fun that drives you forward."- Dennis P., Student, Digital Movie Production for YouTube