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Movie Making Summer Camps 

Unforgettable Summer Fun for Ages 5-18

 

“The best holiday course they’ve ever been on.” 

Emma Murphy, parent

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Action-Packed Summer Camps

 

Summer Shoots are action-packed movie making summer camps for children and teenagers.

Young movie makers develop their talents and skills, from both behind and in front of the camera. During the weeklong summer camp, they produce and star in their own movie masterpiece. 

Each week is a unique, creative experience full of fun and imagination. 

“Finally, a summer camp that she actually wants to come to!

I’m thrilled and she’s loving it.”

Alexandra Veest, parent

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Make a Movie in a Week

 

During the week, young filmmakers learn all about movie making.

They work with our specialist workshop leaders in small film crews.

They express their ideas and devise their own stories and scripts. Throughout the week, they direct, shoot and crew each of their scenes, where they work together as a team. Everyone taking part takes away lots of new experiences, as well as developing new skills.

The young filmmakers enjoy taking responsibility as they work just like a professional film crew. They love to take ownership over their production and shape it into something special and unique.

At the end of the summer camp, the filmmakers proudly share their work with family in a special screening presentation.

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

Helen Eastman, parent

Creative Learning 

All the activities are hands-on and practical. 

Under guidance from our team of filmmaking instructors, the crews work to produce their own movie from scratch.

There is plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute towards the different production areas (e.g. scriptwriting, acting, or editing) and grow their skills.

We welcome along any level of experience. Our team are all highly experienced and ensure everyone is working at the right level to grow their skills.   

Exceptional Learning Environments

Our summer camps provide a fantastic creative learning experience for young filmmakers. 

Small Class Sizes…

Our class size is just 12 filmmakers per Studio, which means everyone has plenty of opportunity to contribute and experience all the crew roles. Everyone receives plenty of personalised attention. 

Qualified Filmmaking Instructors…

All our team are well qualified, experienced professionals from a mix of film/TV and arts/media education backgrounds. Everyone we work with is passionate, highly skilled and enjoys sharing their love for filmmaking with children and young people. 

Everyone is DBS checked and receives specific training in Safeguarding, as well as in how to deliver the unique Sparks programme. We’re also Ofsted registered, with qualified First Aiders on site at all times. 

High Staff Ratios… 

Our typical ratio is 1: 8, although in practice it is often higher. With younger children, our ratio is a maximum of 1: 6. 

Studio System

The Sparks Studio System enables children and teenagers to develop all the key skills and creativity needed for movie making.

We welcome children aged 5 – 18, at any level of experience, to join and develop their skillset.

Studio 1: Ages 5-7 / School Years 1-2

In Studio 1, the approach is playful and imaginative. Filmmakers explore storytelling, drama, camera activities, making and painting (props and scenery) and sound. Together to make a fun film production. 

 

“Filmmaking makes me happy.” Dylan, age 6

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Studio 2: Ages 7-9 / School Years 3-4

In Studio 2, filmmakers discover how to work as a film crew and how to get all of their ideas across in the production.

They learn skills in each of the crew roles and have fun devising their own storylines, characters and scripts. 

“Best. Time. Ever” Jessie, age 9

Studio 3: Ages 9-11 / School Years 5-6

In Studio 3, filmmakers explore creative and technical skills and develop their knowledge of film techniques.

They take on responsibilities as directors, camera operators and crew, as well as exploring different ways to tell their stories on screen.

 

“I enjoy directing others to do their best performances.” Mya, age 11

Studio 4: Ages 11-14 / School Years 7-9

In Studio 4, filmmakers begin to work as a professional film crew. They explore all the roles and responsibilities, developing lots of skills and techniques.

They explore advanced camera techinques, shot composition and share their own individual voices as filmmakers.

 

“It’s skills for life, really.” Oskar, age 13

Studio 5: Ages 14-18 / School Years 10-13

In Studio 5, young filmmakers hone their skills and techniques, developing a professional skillset. They take on greater responsibilities and work with more independence to develop productions with flair, imagination and impressive production techniques. 

 

“When I joined, I knew nothing about filmmaking. It really opened my mind up to how much you can do with a camera and an idea.” Patrick, age 16

Summer Camps – Dates & Availability:

Each Sparks film school runs its own summer camps, with different dates available during the summer holidays.

For details of summer camps available near you, take a look at your nearest Sparks film school on our online booking system.

Please note, owing to our small class sizes, summer camps can fill up very quickly.

Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend booking ASAP to be sure of your spot.

How to Register for Summer Camps:

Please register for summer camps online via the booking link below. 

We accept payment by credit or debit card.

We also accept childcare vouchers.

If you would like to arrange payment in instalments, please contact us.

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