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Film Production & Theory Summer Camp (NEW LOCATION)


Film Production & Theory Summer Camp: Ages 9+

by ArtCamp504

ArtCamp504 offers a TWO WEEK long film workshop taught by professional teaching artists that culminates in a Friday screening for family and friends. Workshops are held at Art Klub. High School & College students may apply to volunteer through our Teacher-Guide Program.

Each day has a morning art workshop, afternoon art workshop, and outdoor activities. Thanks to our partners at New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours, we are bringing the campers to Stallings Recreation Center twice a week to swim. 

NEW LOCATION: Tigermen Den @ 3113 Royal St New Orleans 70117

HOURS: 9am - 3pm, Aftercare 3-5pm

COST: $450 for 2 weeks. Includes material fee and snack. Campers must bring own lunch.
Aftercare: $15 drop in, $60/weekly.


In this TWO WEEK workshop, campers learn the basics of film production and work in groups to create their own short film. They learn about the various jobs on set and choose one to focus on in their group. Over the course of two weeks, their group will write a script, build sets, props and costumes, film and edit. We cover intro to film theory, cinematography and production design in the first few days, and campers spend the majority of the workshop creating their film. No prior film experience is required, although we recommend campers come with some previous knowledge or experience in film or a related art. We encourage previous Film Camp students to re-enroll - this course expands on our previous workshops.

Lead Teacher: Pedro Lucero is an award-winning producer. For the last two decades, Pedro Lucero has been a part of the New Orleans film industry, working behind the scenes, in front of the camera, and carving out any kind of hustle to get movies made in the thriving city of New Orleans. Getting his start in the theater at an early age, Pedro learned quick timing and discovered an acute sense of what makes a scene move. This taste of acting gave him the fever for creating worlds, challenging norms and striving to see a multitude of projects get made. Pedro has taught film at different levels, from middle school to college, at Dillard University, Sci High, and 4.0 Schools Enriched. Pedro has also been an integral part of various film and music festivals across Louisiana, and even Austin, Texas. Having written, directed, and produced, Pedro’s work can be seen all across a swath of outlets including film, television, and the web.

The Cog and Yellowhead armies have been battling for centuries, will one apprentice end the violence? Created by ArtCamp504 Intro to Film students - January 2018, ages 5-12. Students wrote script, made costumes, built sets, rehearsed, filmed and edited during this 4 day course.