The Director's Cut

Lights, camera, action!

Put yourself in the director's chair and make your own movies. The Director's Cut promotes collaboration and experiential learning through hands-on digital media opportunities. Young people can engage in storytelling through the lens of a camera. 

These camps are being offered at the University of Calgary by The Director's Cut. To find out more about this organization, head to www.thedirectorscut.ca

Director's Cut camp
Director's Cut camp at University of Calgary

Director's Cut Camps


Blockbuster Filmmaking

Use GoPro Action cameras, 1080 HD digital camera and the latest digital VR equipment to make your big blockbuster. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers, participants will storyboard, write a script, and learn about camera angles and cinematography before filming and editing their own action-packed blockbuster. Make a commercial and movie trailer using tools like green screens.

Swimming and Hollywood A-List activities will be included. View the final films in a private theatre on Friday with a red carpet film festival, complete with popcorn.

Grades 5-8

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Claymation @24 FPS

Flimmaking crews will work with a professional filmmaker to create a stop-motion animation video. Participants will develop stories, build mini sets and create clay characters. In production, they will use stop-motion technology to capture their movie, then add sound effects, titles, voices and music. Participants will also learn how to market their films.

Swimming and Hollywood A-List activities will be included. View the final films in a private theatre on Friday with a red carpet film festival, complete with popcorn.

Grades 5-8

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I Wanna Rock

Rock on with the Director’s Cut this summer! (Or with rap, pop, country!) Make your own music video, styled after your favourite artist. Our professional filmmakers will be here to mentor you and show you how to make your very own music video, including cinematography, editing, camera angles and shooting techniques. This year, participants will have the opportunity to work with GoPros.

Swimming and Hollywood A-List activities will be included. View the final films in a private theatre on Friday with a red carpet film festival, complete with popcorn.

Grades 5-8

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LEGO™ Animation

Get your LEGO on at the Director’s Cut LEGO Stop Motion Animation workshop. Work with a professional filmmaker to create a stop-motion animation film. Small crews will storyboard, write a script, design mini sets and capture their film through the art of stop-motion animation. Add sound effects, music, voice-overs and titles in post-production. 

Swimming and Hollywood A-List activities will be included. View the final films in a private theatre on Friday with a red carpet film festival, complete with popcorn.

Grades 1-5

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DC Pro Advanced Filmmaking Workshop

Collaborate with a local filmmaker to create a 15-20 minute film. Create a concept, storyboard, and script using advanced digital screenwriting tools, lighting kits, advanced camera techniques, boom microphones and 1080 HD cameras. Then, use Final Cut X and engage with 360 VR equipment to create an immersive film experience. Learn film marketing, including web design, social media and poster design. Films will be entered in youth film festivals.

Prerequisite: At least one-year experience with film or a Director’s Cut program.

Grades 7-8

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