CSMA The Art of Filmmaking: Filming & Production

The Art of Filmmaking: Filming & Production



CSMA The Art of Filmmaking: Filming & Production

9 - 15 yrs

Adult participation optional

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022


9:00am - 3:00pm CDT


190 Cobblestone Ln, Burnsville, MN 55337


Shane W.


15 students

Class Experience

Have you ever wanted to film a real movie?  Filmmaker and writer, Shane Wallick will guide you through the process from beginning to end in this week-long day camp for ages 9-15.  

In this camp, participants will use the screenplay that was created the previous week for action-packed week of casting and shooting scenes at various locations.  Participants will learn about lighting, sound, filming, and even using a drone to capture a new perspective.  If you will only be participating in this week of camp, you can see the film you created with your team hit the movie screen within a month!

This camp is offered as a standalone camp and also is the second week of a four-week immersive camp, "The Art of Filmmaking from Screenwriting to Premiere."


If you choose the Extended Day Option, you may drop off at 8:00 a.m. and pick-up at 5:00 p.m.

Class Requirements

  • Comfortable being in front of a camera.
  • Ready to take on any and every role in the production of the film.

What you'll learn

  • Collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Organization Skills
  • Team Work
  • Lighting for film
  • Sound for film
  • Using a drone for filming
  • How to film for moviemaking

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation

During the week of filmmaking, we may need parent drivers to help transport kids to various locations.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be fully refunded up through March 31. Registration/Materials Fees and Deposits are non-refundable after March 31st. Full payment is required after May 15th; Camp selections may be changed up through May 31st.

What To Bring

  • Lunch 
  • Snack
  • Water Bottle
  • Wear comfortable athletic shoes.

If you choose the Extended Day Option, you will also need:

  • An additional snack
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes (with a backstrap or covered heel)
  • Sunscreen labeled with first and last name
  • Extra Clothing

CSMA Location

Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

190 Cobblestone Ln, Burnsville, MN 55337

Meet your Instructor

Shane W.

Mr. W. earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Writing with a specification in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. W. has a passion for movies demonstrated by his extensive Blu-ray collection with over 1400 titles. In addition to watching movies, he has written, directed, and edited numerous short films and is currently working on a script for a feature film to be produced in 2023. Mr. W. teaches Logic, Creative Writing & Language at Cyprus Academy.