Tales from Dragon Castle

Movie Making Easter Holiday Camp for Ages 5-7

Easter Holiday Camp – Make a Fun Fantasy Adventure Movie

Easter Holiday Camps 2022 - Sparks Filmmaking for Ages 5-7

Take part in Tales from Dragon Castle

In this action-packed Easter holiday camp, young filmmakers will make their own incredible movie production.  

The young crews are off to the faraway Dragon Castle, where they will capture the dramatic adventures of legendary kings, queens and dazzling dragons.

Boost Filmmaking Skills

In this Easter holiday camp, crew members will learn all about how to make their own movie. 

They’ll devise their own stories – fantastical tales set in the faraway Dragon Castle – before shooting and starring on on screen to bring you a film production they’ll feel proud of. 

They’ll learn camera skills, as well stepping into lots of crew roles to learn how everything works on a real filmset.

By the end of the week, they’ll take away a host of new skills in filmmaking, inspiration and learning to inspire their next creative steps.

Develop Creativity & Confidence

As well as learning all about filmmaking, the young crews are set to supercharge their creativity.

The Easter holiday camp is action-packed with creative media activities, including photography, animation and arts and crafts. It’s a week full of new experiences to boost creativity and inspire new interests.

The young filmmakers produce their film from start to finish, producing a movie masterpiece ready to share with you. They capture all their creativity on camera along the way. 

It’s also a great way to meet new friends, to build up confidence and social skills.

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Sparks is extraordinary – brimming with exciting opportunities for kids.

My daughter has enjoyed both weekly classes and a magnificent Summer Club at Sparks.

She has loved every single second – this is active learning, there’s no chance to get bored. And the staff are the best of the best, bringing masses of lived experience of scripts and sets and enabling the kids to fearlessly explore their imaginations and leave their comfort zones.

Stevie Lee

Film Producer & Parent to Young Filmmaker

Tales from Dragon Castle: Programme Overview

Day 1: 

Crew introductions and icebreakers
Fun introductions to the crew roles and filming equipment
Creative drama and storytelling activities

Day 2:

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Storytelling Activities
Storyboarding
Costume Design Activities
Drama/Film Rehearsals

Day 3: 

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups 
Set and prop making (Dragon Castle) 
Film/Drama Rehearsals 
Camera & Photography Activities 

Day 4:

 
Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Filmmaking – Main Production 
Animation Activities
Set and prop making (Lifesize Dragons) 

Day 5: 

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Filmmaking – Main Production
Wrap Party

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Learn from Filmmaking Specialists

All our Easter holiday camps are taught by specialist Sparks filmmaking facilitators. Our team are passionate about inspiring the next generation. 

Our filmmaking facilitators are all recruited from film/TV production backgrounds, as well as arts/media education backgrounds. Everyone has hands-on, working knowledge of film production and valuable filmmaking know-how to share with young filmmakers. 

All our team are DBS-checked and undergo careful Sparks training, including safeguarding. 

Our Studio 1 team are especially encouraing and experienced in helping young filmmakers to actively participate, work together and come out of their shells. 

Practical, Hands On Filmmaking Activities

All our filmmaking activities are hands-on and practical.

There is plenty of equipment and plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute towards the different production areas.

The filmmakers work using a range of equipment to give their filmmaking ambition and to show what it’s like to work on a real filmset.

Equipment includes tripods and grip equipment, as well as greenscreen. Our younger crews shoot on high spec camcorders and our older crews work with DSLR and broadcast camera models. All our cameras shoot in 4K or Full HD, chosen for their image quality, user friendliness and the ability to withstand lots of adventurous filmmaking by young crews.

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Exceptional Learning Environments

All Sparks Easter holiday camps provide exceptional environments to optimise learning and creativity.

Our holiday camps work with small class sizes.

There are 12 filmmakers per studio, which offers everyone plenty of practical opportunity and a high level of personalised attention.

In Studio 1 (ages 5-7), our staff ratio is 1:6. 

Great camp to develop creativity and for children to learn about film making.

In this short period of time the teachers were engaging; the group developed a story for a short film, acted, set the scenes and were behind the camera.

My son loved the activities.

Rachel Woolcott

Parent to Young Filmmaker

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Book Half Term Camps with Confidence

In the case of cancellations, we offer a transfer or a credit to a future filmmaking programme.

If you find you’re unable to attend over the Easter holidays, you can swap your booking to any other holiday camp programme, or to our weekly filmmaking classes.

Any bookings cancelled with at least 14 days notice can also receive a full refund.

“My son rated his day 10 million out of 10!”

Helen Eastman, parent

Helen Eastman

Parent

Easter Holiday Camps:

Dates, Times & Locations

Tales from Dragon Castle is a five day programme during the Easter holidays.

Dates and times vary at each Sparks Film School, in line with local school holiday dates.

Each day is usually equivalent to a school day, e.g. 9am-3pm or 10am-4pm.

Fees:

Fees for this filmmaking workshop start from approximately £320.00.

This includes the five day workshop, all equipment and a copy of the finished film production.

Please be aware that fees vary at each Sparks Film School location. Discounts are usually available for siblings or for group bookings.

For details of specific dates, times, course fees and locations, take a look at your nearest film school’s page.

Find Sparks Half Term Holiday Camps Near You

Find your nearest Sparks film school and details of Easter holiday camp availability below.

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