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UCLA Campus, USA

Filmmaking Program - UCLA

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age icon 14-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 27

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Immerse yourself in the world of cinema with this program on campus at UCLA, located in the heart of Los Angeles – the epicenter of the film industry and home to prestigious events like the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys! This course is a dream come true for aspiring filmmakers, offering a deep dive into essential filmmaking elements such as scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, sound design, and editing.

  • You'll have the unique opportunity to discover and hone your filmmaking skills, working closely in groups to bring a short film from script to screen.
  • Learn from seasoned industry professionals, gaining invaluable insights and tips from those who shape the entertainment world.
  • The first week is dedicated to exploring and practicing key filmmaking components, while the second week focuses on collaborative short-film production, allowing you to specialize in the aspect of filmmaking you are most passionate about.

Join us this summer for an unforgettable journey into the art and craft of filmmaking, where your cinematic visions can come to life!

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.


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Location

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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 experience well to create one of the best educational opportunities for college-bound teens.

What's Included

Full Board - Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions, application fee $99

  • Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Day Course - Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday, application fee $99

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, and weekend excursions (Weekend excursions can be added on for $125 per day)

Activities

Diverse Discovery! Activities and sights to suit every interest await in the vibrant surroundings:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.

Accommodations

  • Accommodation in double or triple rooms, with triples being more common.

  • Rooms equipped with shared bathrooms.

  • Gender-specific housing, with separate rooms for different genders.

  • Room amenities include Twin XL beds, desks, drawers, a mirror, and a closet.

  • Basic linen package provided, including sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and bath towel.

  • Most meals served in the on-campus dining hall.

  • Wide food selection catering to various diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, and specific food allergies.

Excursions

  • Griffith Park/Observatory: Panoramic views of L.A. and the Hollywood sign, hiking on Mt. Hollywood Trail.
  • Ovation Hollywood: Explore the complex at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, visit the Walk of Fame.
  • Beverly Gardens Park & Rodeo Drive: See the "Beverly Hills" sign, optional stroll on Rodeo Drive.
  • Santa Monica Pier & Sunset: Experience the pier's amusement park and shops, stay for a sunset.
  • The Grove & Farmers Market: Visit open-air retail and restaurants, explore the Farmers Market.
  • Amusement Park Visit: Enjoy a day at a local park like Six Flags or Knott's Berry Farm.

Educational Excursions:

  • Visits to area production companies like Warner Brothers Studios, Paramount Pictures, Melody Ranch.
  • Tours of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, showcasing film sets, movie memorabilia, and live production.
  • Opportunities to hear from guest speakers, depending on availability.
  • Insight into various "non-film" aspects of the industry.

Transportation

  • Group airport transfers: $95 each way.

  • Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window: $195 each way

Arrivals During Flight Window:

  • Greeted by campus staff.

  • Stay at the airport with staff until the flight window closes and all students have arrived.

  • Transported to campus after the flight window ends.

  • No immediate meeting by staff; must wait for the official arrival window.

  • For late arrivals(within reason), for those that pay a transfer fee will be met at the airport.

General Departure Information:

  • Students who opt for departure transfer (with a $95 fee) will arrive at the airport at maximum 10:00am.

  • Suitable for flights departing at 12:00pm or later.

  • With additional fee, there might be service for flights departing before 12:00pm.

Lesson Plan

Program Overview:

  • Explore the major elements of filmmaking, including script writing & pre-production, directing, camera operation & cinematography, and more.
  • Explore the differences between on-set and “run-and-gun” filming.
  • Learn about different video styles to find your own voice, from commercials to feature films.
  • Work in a team to produce a short film in the manner that most interests you - whether that's script writing, directing, acting, filming, editing, etc.
  • Gain insight and tips from people working in the entertainment industry.

Course Schedule:

  • First week: Five 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday
  • Second week: Four 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Wednesday afternoons of each week are dedicated to students' course-specific academic excursion, guest speaker, or activity.
  • 6 hours of Enrichment Electives

Sample Tutors

Kevin T. Willson:

  • Extensive experience in writing and directing narrative commercials, short films, and documentaries.

  • Worked internationally with brands like Jeep, P&G, Nescafe, Frito-Lay, Habitat For Humanity, and Ubisoft.

  • Notable for writing & directing three top-rated comedy Super Bowl commercials.

Extras

  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99

  • Pocket Money: We suggest an extra $100 per week.

Requirements

Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.

  • Academic requirements:

    • For students entering grades 9-12

    • A grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent)

  • English Proficiency for International Students: Telephone interview or minimum test scores:

    • TOEFL: 490 (paper) or 60 (iBT).

    • Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C.

    • SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing.

  • Decisions are emailed within 7 to 10 business days after application review.


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

July - Day Camp

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,997

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