Making Movie Magic: Special Effects

Shot angles, editing tricks, and the magic of sound effects! Students (ages 10-13) will learn how to use special effect techniques for the screen in this weeklong camp.

Making Movie Magic

August 22 - 26, 2022

Filmmaking Camps

Ever wonder how to choreograph an epic fight scene? How to make a character fall out of a tree without the actor getting a single scratch?

In this week of SIFF Filmmaking Camp, we'll be working on shot angles, editing tricks, and the magic of sound effects! In small groups of 3-6, students (age 10-13) will learn the basics of working together as a movie production crew: writing scripts, directing actors, using accessible filmmaking technology, digital editing, and more. At the end of the week, students’ short films will be "in the can" and we will celebrate with a Friends and Family Film Festival in the SIFF Film Center theater. Finished films will be able to be viewed online or downloaded to share.



August 22–26, 9:00am–3:00pm
SIFF Film Center
$400 | $350 Members
$475 | $425 Members - includes aftercare from 3:00–5:30pm

Limited Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Email to inquire about a scholarship for your student.

*As a part of our 2022 Camp schedule, SIFF is offering extended care for camps at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Aftercare will be held onsite in the SIFF Film Center classroom from 3:00–5:30pm. A light nutritious snack will be provided.

Please see our Registration Policies for more information on registering for SIFF Filmmaking Camps.

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Summer Filmmaking Camps

SIFF Filmmaking Camps are taught by a professional film educator, supported by a group of filmmaking mentors. Students will get a comprehensive experience of creating several short films and learn new storytelling techniques, while also being able to access grounds of the Seattle Center to have some fun when they need a break.

All equipment is provided. Students just need to bring a morning snack, a sack lunch, and their creativity for each day of the camp.

Please email if you have any questions about these camps.