Film Camp


Campers entering grades 9-12

June 26-July 1, 2016

Film Camp 2012

Film Camp is FULL - wait list available

Early bird fee ends June 10, 2016!

Thinking about attending NIU's Film Camp?
Do you...

love Movies?

  • want to be a Movie Director?
  • want to learn Cinematography?
  • want to become a Digital Video Editor?
  • want to have a Movie in a Film Festival?

If so, you will do all this and more at NIU's Film Camp.
As a camper, you will work with experienced Media Producers, Camera Operators and Directors while learning all about Digital Film making from Script to Screen. By the end of the camp, each camper will have their own group produced Movie to share with family and friends and Film Festival Audiences.
Here is a brief list of what campers will learn:

The Three Phases of Film Making. (Pre-Production, Production and Post Production).

Writing a Script
     Camera Operation and Shooting Techniques and Styles
     Digital Non-Linear Editing
     Filmmaking Production Aesthetics

Former Campers have gone on to earn some great Achievements, such as winning a Chicago Film Festival CineYouth Award.

Film Camp Director: Michael Corvino is an Instructor of Media production courses at NIU and a freelance videographer. He has his Master’s in Media Studies and over 15 years of production experience. He also has made an award-winning documentary, music videos, athletic highlight reels, instructional videos, and worked on independent films like the 2007 Anthony Hopkins film, Slipstream, where he assisted the Camera crew, including Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Dante Spinotti, using Panavison's Genesis HD and Panavision Film cameras.

Summer Camp Fees: Residential campers $595 ($650 after June 10, 2016); returning LA&S Academic Summer campers, multiple campers from the same household, or NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.

For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail

Housing and Security
Campers will stay in an on-campus residence hall. Campers may request a roommate, however, if they have no preference, roommates will be assigned from the same camp, of the same gender, and of approximately the same age. Male and female counselors reside on the same floor as the campers in a ratio of at least one counselor for every 13 campers. Each room has two beds, two desks, and closet with drawer space, AC unit, microwave and mini fridge. Linens and pillows are NOT supplied. Students must bring their own pillows, sleeping bags, linens, towels, etc.

Security is tight in the residence hall at night, and keys are needed to gain access to room halls. The residence hall will be locked down at 11 p.m. Campers must not lose their keys. Replacement keys are billed to the parent/guardian at a cost of $10.00 per occurrence.

Application Packet

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