Teton Youth Filmmakers Summer Camp
July 15 - 19, 22 - 26 2024 M-F 9 - 3 pm $800 Grades 6-9th
2023 Student Film
“My kids loved being involved with Leigh’s film camps, they said it was one of the most fun summer camps that they did in Jackson, and they have done a lot. Both my son and daughter worked with Leigh during different weeks and just thought it was a fun, creative way to spend their summer days and casual and relaxed too. They say they have great memories from that camp!”
- Florence McCall, Flo McCall Photography
We are offering 3 scholarship spots through one22 Resource Center in Jackson, WY.
St. John's Episcopal Church has partnered with Soul Creative Academy in offering a 2 week filmmaking,camp to middle school students summer 2024.
Pick up and drop off is at Hansen Hall at St. John's Church, Jackson. Wy.
Students will have lunch break at Miller Park and the group will walk and / or take the town shuttle to filming locations.
Financial aid is available to qualified students.
Please apply for a spot in the camp. The camp is limited to 8 students.
St. John's Address: 17 N. Glenwood St. Jackson, Wy. 83001
Learning the art of storytelling encourages youth to share their voice and personal expression. Soul Creative Academy Filmmaking Camp instills students with confidence, problem solving skills, creative thinking, and positive group interaction. During this 2-week camp, students will write a script, storyboard their scenes, shoot with a video camera or iPad, and edit their short narrative video using iMovie. Each student will write a 1 page script and the group will select the story to be produced as a 3-5 minute short narrative film.
Over the course of the camp students will learn basic 3 act story structure, the protagonist’s goal, storyboard format, pre-production planning, cinematography composition, camera angles and shots, professional film roles, audio recording, constructive feedback during critique, video recording with ipads, and the editing process using iMovie.
Family members and the community are invited to the final film screening at Hansen Hall in St. John’s Church on Friday July 21st at 6pm in Hansen Hall.
Needed for camp: A flash or thumb drive to save the final group film. Students are to pack a lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, and clothes for variable weather. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras. Ipads will be supplied during class.
Leigh Reagan Smith has taught filmmaking camps, video, and photography for Central Wyoming College, the Jackson Hole Art Association, The Mountain Academy, and the Jackson Hole Community School for the past 15 years. She received an MFA in video and photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Leigh went on to become a cinematographer and film editor, focusing on action sports, environmental, and human interest films and programming.
She was director of photography on the award winning film, Bag It, www.bagitmovie.com, an entertaining and eye opening expose about world-wide plastic consumption and the health of our oceans. Her other films include, The Drift, Uranium Drive In, Lady B's First Winter, We Sing Where I'm From, Bidder 70, and Don't Fence Me In. Leigh’s most recent film, A Noble Pursuit, is the story of a Wyoming community coming together across political divides to save cherished public land situated along a wildlife corridor and achieve one of the most significant oil and gas lease buyouts in American history.
Leigh is an adjunct film professor at Central Wyoming College. Through her business, Soul Creative Media, www.soulcreativemedia.com, she teaches online creativity classes and a Creative Power Building For Success workshop to businesses and organizations such as Vertical Harvest Farms, Womentum, and The National Park Service. Participants make huge strides in accessing innovative thought, increasing productivity, problem solving, and experiencing joy.
For additional information about the camps and curriculum, please contact Leigh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.