Filmmaking Boot Camp

Join us for a hands-on approach to learning filmmaking as you explore storytelling from documentary, experimental and narrative perspectives.

You’ll learn about producing videos from start to finish –

PRE-PRODUCTION Concept, research, script, storyboard  Location scouting & production management

PRODUCTION Cameras, framing, lighting, audio, interview techniques

POST-PRODUCTION Edit - iMovie, Final Cut Pro

Time will be split between in-studio workshops, location scouting and shooting around campus, Chestertown and the Chester River. Workshops and editing sessions will be based in the Beck Multimedia and Technology Learning Center, a high tech collaborative work space featuring 6 wall-mounted plasma monitors and access to the latest MacBook Pro laptops loaded with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Photoshop and other relevant software. No experience necessary. Equipment will be provided.

Filmmaking is challenging, fun and easily the most used communication tool in modern society. Blending digital video projects into the classroom curricula develops students’ skills in areas such as critical thinking, problem-solving, research, collaboration and digital media technologies. In the following video Dr. Mindy Reynolds and her students discuss the use of video projects for her GRW course, The Body Toxic, taught during the Fall 2015 semester.


To register for this program please complete the online registration form here.

Meet the Team:

Nancy Cross

Julie Markin

Hannah Sauer

Additional Information:

Washington College Health Form

What to Bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Any Medications you may need