The Resurgence

Movie Making Easter Holiday Camp for Ages 7-11

Easter Holiday Camp – Make a Special FX Mutant Monster Movie

Easter Holiday Camp - Filmmaking for Ages 7-11

Take Part this Easter Holiday

In this thrilling Easter holiday camp, young filmmakers will delve into sensational special fx to produce their own mutant themed monster movie.   

The film workshop is action-packed with special fx, visual fx and non-stop, imaginative fun for young filmmakers aged 7-11. 

Boost Filmmaking Skills

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

They’ll develop their own script – based on thrilling mutant transformations – before shooting and starring on on screen to bring you a film production they’ll feel proud of. 

The young crews will step into all the professional roles you find on a real filmset. They’ll direct their scenes and sequences, shoot all their angles, crew their filmset and even more. 

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

Easter Holiday Camp - Special FX Filmmaking

Learn All About Special FX

This Easter holiday filmmaking workshop includes a close up look at how to create special fx and visual fx for films.

The young crews will create their own mutant transformation sequences using a range of different special fx techniques to deliver some movie magic on the screen.

They’ll use of a mix of live and digital effects to create some monstrous and magnificent mutant transformations, inspired by Spiderman, Stranger Things and Doctor Who.

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Supercharge Creativity

In taking part, the young crews are set to supercharge their creativity.

The Easter holiday camp is action-packed with creative challenges, from storytelling, design all the way through to editing. 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.

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

Young Filmmakers Filming with Green Screen

The Resurgence

Easter Holiday Camp 2022: Programme Overview

Day 1: 

Crew introductions and icebreakers
Fun introductions to the crew roles and filming equipment
Screenwriting workshop (practical)
Special FX Workshop 1

Day 2:

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Pre-Production Activities:
Storyboarding
Production Design Activities
Casting 
Rehearsals 

Day 3: 

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups 
Filmmaking – Main Production:
Principal Photography (Shooting)
Special FX Workshop 2

Day 4:

 Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Filmmaking – Main Production:
Principal Photography (Shooting)
Special FX Workshop 3
Video Editing 

Day 5: 

Creative Filmmaking Warm-ups
Filmmaking – Main Production:
Principal Photography (Shooting)
Video Editing 

Wrap Party

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Learn from Filmmaking Specialists

Easter holiday camp programmes are taught by specialist Sparks filmmaking facilitators. 

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. Our team are passionate about inspiring the next generation. 

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

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.

Practical Hands On Filmmaking for Kids
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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 2 (ages 7-9) and Studio 3 (ages 9-11), our staff ratio is at least 1:8. In practice, it’s usually 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

Half Term Camps

Easter Holiday Camps:

Dates, Times & Locations

The Resurgence is a five day filmmaking 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.

To register using Childcare Vouchers or the Childcare Choices scheme, please contact us to set up an account.