Camp Citizen Jane is underway at Stephens College, a summer program designed to let girls explore the world of filmmaking and media.
The camp is split into two sessions—one for those just beginning to learn about filmmaking and another for those at more advanced levels. Both two-week camps combine lectures with real filmmaking activities.
“They’re really getting a well-rounded experience,” said Paula Elias, director of Citizen Jane. “One day they’re creating storyboards; another they’re touring Columbia Access Television; and throughout the camp, they’re filming and editing original works.”
Camp Citizen Jane: Basic Filmmaking Tools and Media Literacy began June 9 and runs through June 20. The camp concludes with screening for family and friends.
Camp Citizen Jane: Advanced Tools of Filmmaking begins June 23 and runs through July 3. Students enrolled in that camp will create films specifically for the True/False Film Festival’s Gimme Truth competition, as well as a “Please Silence Your Cell Phone” announcement for the Citizen Jane Film Festival in the fall.
All participants receive a free membership to Columbia Access Television, so they can continue working with film equipment.
The camp is part of Columbia Public Schools’ Summer SUNsational program.
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