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Summer Pre College Filmmaking at UCLA

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 14-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
6/25/20237/7/2023
2 weeks
6/25/20237/7/2023
2 weeks
6/25/20237/7/2023
2 weeks

This camp at UCLA is the perfect gateway to Filmmaking for 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years olds.

Filmmaking at UCLA

Produce and film your very own short film using professional techniques, and learn directly from an adventure photographer and videographer

Course Overview

Home to the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys award ceremonies, Los Angeles has long been recognized as the film and movie capital of the world. What better environment to complement your passion for filmmaking. Summer Springboard’s Filmmaking course on the campus of UCLA focuses on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enables students to direct their own projects. Whether you have little-to-no experience or considering yourself a professional, discover the foundational tools and skill sets to prepare yourself to be the next Steven Spielberg in the making. The first week will focus on technical coursework on each element of the filmmaking process. Each day will be about a new topic of filmmaking and will be designed for students to gain new skills to use in their final projects the following week. The second week will be all about creating the final project videos. Students will break into small teams that will write, shoot, and edit their own short films. The students will take on different roles throughout production of these final projects; from directing, to acting, to editing, and more.

Program Highlights

  • Explore the five major elements of filmmaking, including script writing & pre-production, directing, camera operation & cinematography, sound design, and editing.
  • Explore the differences between on-set and "run-and-gun" filming.
  • Learn about different video styles to find your own voice, such as fiction short films, documentaries, cinemating expression edits, social media videos, etc.
  • Look at the different ways videographers are navigating the world in the age of the internet.
  • Gain insight and gather tips from various people working in the entertainment industry.

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

Hands-On Learning

  • Topics may include: - Writing: story structure, theme, character development, tension, and conflict - Shooting: learn focus, exposure, lens perspective, film latitude, slow/fast motion, and contrast with HDSLR camera - Editing: learn basic digital editing software to give their footage structure - Directing: how to provide direction to actors to get effective performances

Career Exploration

  • Go behind the lens and discover the secrets of movie making magic with a visit to a film studio, production facility or a motion picture business in LA.. Students may have the chance to visit the Warner Brothers Studio. With 10 backlots and 30 soundstages, Warner Bros. has made some of the most iconic performances in Hollywood history come to life on the studio's 110-acre backlot.

Program Options

  • **Residential: **Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, Academic Course, weekend excursions; Excludes: optional airport pickup/drop off service (available for an additional fee)
  • Extended Day Course : Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions; Excludes: lodging, breakfast
  • **Day Course: **Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday; Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions

Excursions at UCLA

  • Griffith Observatory
  • Rodeo Drive
  • **Hollywood Walk of Fame **
  • Santa Monica
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

Activities & Trips

We'll step off-campus to explore what the lively city of Los Angeles has to offer! Home to some of the most iconic landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and beaches, L.A. has no shortage of fun. Below are just some examples of what our students will get to see and explore:

Griffith Park/Observatory

  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of L.A. and the iconic Hollywood sign from the Griffith Observatory. Hike portions of the Mt. Hollywood Trail to explore the local vegetation and see even more unique angles of the city.

Ovation Hollywood

  • Formerly known as Hollywood and Highland (being the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue), explore the iconic shopping center and entertainment complex in the Hollywood district of L.A. Don't forget to get a picture of your favorite celebrity's star on the Walk of Fame before we leave!

Beverly Gardens Park & Rodeo Drive

  • Walk the stretch of Beverly Gardens Park, featuring the iconic "Beverly Hills" sign featured in many movies, followed by a stroll down Rodeo Drive - known for its status as one of the most prestigious retail destinations in California.

Santa Monica Pier & Sunset

  • Nothing beats a California sunset, and what better place to take that in than at the Santa Monica Pier and beach. Students will have the opportunity to spend time on the beach and explore the Santa Monica Pier - which offers a full-service amusement park and a variety of souvenir shops, street vendors, and more. Before we leave, we'll stay to experience a quintessential west coast sunset.

The Grove & Farmers Market

  • Explore a mix of retail, restaurants, and entertainment in an open-air environment, known to be frequented by celebrities. The Farmers Market - located on the same grounds - is home to more than 100 shops, grocers, and eateries in an al-fresco setting.

Amusement Park

  • Students will get either a half-day or whole-day of fun at an area amusement park! In the past, we've visited Six Flags and Knott's Berry Farm.

Track-Specific Excursions

  • Each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience.

UCLA Campus

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of UCLA

Campus Overview

Los Angeles offers some of the best weather in Southern California year-round and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks, museums, leading industries, and notable universities. For the second year in a row, UCLA has been ranked #1 among top public universities in the U.S. and 20th overall in national university standing, according to U.S. News & World Report. Its premiere location and elite academic status complement the Summer Springboard experience well to create one of the best educational opportunities for college-bound teens.

Accommodation

At UCLA, students share a traditional dorm room with another person - in some cases two people, although not common. Students are housed by gender, and genders are separated by floor. Each floor shares a communal bathroom, but there are private shower and toilet stalls in the bathrooms. Dorm rooms contain a Twin XL sized bed, desks, drawers, mirror, and a closet. Basic linens are provided in the form of a fitted sheet, flat sheet, towel, and pillowcase. Summer Springboard staff, in the form of Resident Advisors (RAs), live on each floor to create a community, provide support, plan activities, and help students get the most out of their stay at UCLA. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and address emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

All dormitories have 24-hour security and require electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. UCLA Police is available 24/7 and makes regular patrols of the campus and residence halls. Students are also required to be in their rooms past 10PM for safety and accountability purposes.

Facilities

Vending is available in each dormitory, as well as an ice machine and water filtration station. Students are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and fill their bottles with ice water regularly! Laundry machines are also available in each dormitory, with washers and dryers. Past rates have been $1/wash and $0.75/dry. WiFi is available throughout the dormitory. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking or vaping is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.

Dining

Most meals will be in the on-campus dining hall. The dining hall offers a wide selection of food, accommodating a variety of diets - including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, and specific food allergies. In the past, we've eaten in the De Neve dining hall, and you can reference their daily menu here to get a sense of what to expect.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Full Board6/25/20237/7/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course6/25/20237/7/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...6/25/20237/7/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/9/20237/21/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/9/20237/21/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/9/20237/21/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/23/20238/4/20232 weeks$5,698.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/23/20238/4/20232 weeks$3,098.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/23/20238/4/20232 weeks$3,698.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date6/25/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date6/25/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date6/25/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/21/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/21/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/21/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/4/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,698.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/4/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,098.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/4/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,698.00
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