KIDSEYE™ SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP
Next Camp Dates: July 7-11, 2014
KidsEye™Celebrating it's 16th Year!
KidsEye™ is an intensive and fun five-day summer camp held at the University or Rhode Island that exposes young people to the basic elements of the filmmaking process, culminating in a premiere screening of their finished work.
"Well, my dream is to be a director, which
hopefully I will accomplish one day and
loved working with movies. I just want to be in show
business when I grow up.”
-- James, a 13 year old filmmaker from Cranston.
“It’s a good experience because kids
like to do this and there’s a place where
can come to hang out and do what they love most, making
movies and stuff.”
-- Taylor, a 13 year old cinematographer from Harrisville
The Next Summer Filmaking Camp Dates: July 7-11, 2014
Our Location: Kingston, RI
2014 Cost: $395
About the 2014 Summer Camp
• 2014 Application Form
• Learn about Scholarship Opportunities
• Learn about Summer Educational Programs in Rhode Island
2014 Program (coming)
• Volunteer with KidsEye, click here
• Subscribe to KidsEye on YouTube, click here
Become a member of our KidsEye Facebook Page
The KidsEye Back Story Archives
A BIT FROM OUR PAST...
• Brown Student Radio Interview with KidsEye staff and participants
• Spoiler Alert Radio Interview - KidsEye Premiere 2007
• ABC clip from the 2005 KidsEye™ Premiere
What is the KidsEye Camp?
KidsEye™ is a fun yet intensive
five-day filmmaking camp for children ages 8-17 presented
by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™.
Over the course of the last 16 years, the camp has
expanded, allowing children to learn more about what
it takes to make a movie. We strive to incorporate as
much hands-on learning as possible, therefore placing
our focus primarily on production. KidsEye™ participants step into the roles of screenwriters, actors,
directors and crew, and learn the importance of working
as a team.
Next summer the KidsEye™ camp
will take place July 7-11, 2014.
During the first two days participants will attend pre-production
workshops on screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, directing
and production design. Then participants will apply
what they have learned in the production of their group’s
short film. If time allows, participants will also have
the opportunity to partake in the editing process.
Although many children have access to their own video
cameras and home computer editing systems, KidsEye™ builds on that experience by allowing participants to
interact with trained filmmakers and educators. The
program is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills
and understanding of all participants, regardless of
their level of experience.
Registration is $395 which includes
a copy of the finished films and the official KidsEye™ t-shirt. Plus, participants receive access passes to
FLICKERS main events, including the annual KidsEye™ International Film Festival and to
the opening night of the Annual Flickers RI International
Horror Festival in October. And wait, there's
more! The film that the children shoot will be screened
for family and friends at a specially arranged screening
called the "Red Carpet Premiere." This latter event takes place in August, during the main RIIFF.
KidsEye™ is a very hands-on
program and every year the program reflects the input
of the campers. The program also reflects the knowledge and
skills brought to the table by our participants and
Look for details to be announced soon on our upcoming
collaborations with other film festivals throughout
the country as KidsEye™ branches
The 2014 KidsEye™ Sponsors:
• URI College of Arts & Sciences, the URI Film Media Program and the Harrington School of Communications
• Rhode Island Film & Television Office
• Rule Boston Camera
Keith Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University. He developed and taught a course for the Experimental College at Tufts University which focused on the study of representation of youth in American film. He has also taught 16mm film production courses at Boston University. Keith is currently a Lecturer in the Film/Media program at the University of Rhode Island. In the Fall of 2011, Keith was honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Sciences at URI.
Keith's work has been exhibited at the Boston Cinema Census, the Antelope Valley International Film Festival, the Georgetown Indy Film Fest, the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival, Film Stock, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. He is also one of the founders of Boston Open Screen, an open-mike night for filmmakers, which is now held at the Somerville Theater in Massachusetts.
Keith is also the program co-director of the KidsEye Filmmaking Camp, a summer week-long program, run by the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which teaches children how to be filmmakers. In addition to still working with 16mm and Super 8 film, he also works with digital video. Most recently, he produced a short documentary on the demise of the video store, which was shot in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jessica is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Masters Degree in Education. Though her main focus has been in the sciences, she did not limit her interests to just that. Jess has always enjoyed filmmaking and the arts, whether it has been for a class project or just playing around with the camera. To enhance her background in film, she has taken a film course at URI and hopes to bring her new knowledge to the camp. She has a passion for working with kids and wants to give the kids a very hands-on learning experience as well as a fun week. Jess has been part of the KidsEye Program for the past eight years as a camp counselor and director.
J. Scott Oberacker
Educational Outreach Director
Scott has recently joined as Flickers' Educational Outreach Director, where he works to develop and maintain the festivals’ educational outreach programs as well as aids in the selection and adjudication of the festival’s films. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked as a film scholar and teacher for many years. His writing on film has appeared in a number of scholarly journals and he is currently co-editing a book on the television series, Friday Night Lights. Most recently, Scott taight film and media courses at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where he also helped to coordinate the Roving Eye Film Festival and the Tournees French Film Festival, in conjunction with RIIFF. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor of Communications at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Liaison to the URI Harrington School of Communucation
Jonathan is an award-winning producer and media educator from Israel. He is the manager of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of communication and Media, the University of Rhode Island. As part of his doctoral research Jonathan studies the psychological and sociological effects of youth media. His goal to bridge cultures around the world is being realized in the Harrington School community media outreach with youth video production initiatives - starting fifteen years ago working with Arab and Jews adolescents till his recent workshop with First Star URI Academy with RI foster kids.
For more information, call (401) 861-4445 or write
KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp
P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840
RIIFF Offices: 83 Park Street, Suite 1, Providence, RI 0290
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