LEARN HOW TO MAKE SHORT FILMS
Every week, camp participants will make a new short film while working in different roles on the crew.
LEARN ABOUT FILM HISTORY
The full day camp features an excellent film education program, with screening and discussion of age-appropriate cinema classics.
HAVE FUN BEING CREATIVE!
Making films is a great way to spend the summer. It will spark up the creativity of all participants and greatly improve their media skills.
The Sarasota Film Camps are staffed by a number of film professionals, including staff from the Sarasota Film Festival and filmmaking experts from the community.
Petra Ratner has worked in film, commercials, and television for over 15 years. She worked as an assistant director on such Hollywood films as “Hostel”, “Alien vs Predator,” and “Doom”. She also coordinated the art department on the blockbuster “Wanted”, starring Angelina Jolie and James McAcavoy. Petra has produced commercials, feature documentaries and over a dozen award-winning short films which played at 50+ film festivals around the world. She currently works as the Marketing and Events Manager for the Sarasota Film Festival, produces film and television projects both in the U.S. and internationally and is an exhibited painter.
Paul is a writer and filmmaker. His award-winning films like “Moses on the Mesa” have played at film festivals around the world. Recently, he finished directing “The Caveman of Atomic City”, a feature documentary about a unique philosopher who lived in a cave on the territory of the Los Alamos National Lab, the birthplace of nuclear weapons. Prior to moving to Sarasota, Paul lived and worked in Hollywood for over 12 years, getting experience in a variety of capacities as a writer, director, and development executive, collaborating with top agencies (WME) and studios (Universal, Paramount) to develop and package film and TV projects. Paul has a Master’s in film and television from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Theater Arts degree from Cornell University. He has taught film previously at Full Sail University and South New Hampshire University.
Film analysis and programming
Danny is a cinematographer, camera operator and film professor who worked for over 30 years in the industry with such legends as Robert De Niro. He has also taught extensively at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and other institutions.
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