filmmaker holding a clapperboard in front of a camera in a studio

Filmmakers Camp FAQs

Facilities and Equipment

Soundstage/Studio
The studio is approximately 60 x 36 feet with a ceiling height of 17 feet and light grid at 16 feet. It is equipped with:

  • 16X20 L-shaped Cyclorama Green-Screen wall & floor
  • 48 channel ETC Express Lighting Control Console
  • 35+ lighting fixtures including fresnels, lekos, scoop and cyc lights
  • 6 Godox SL-200 LED fixtures with 36” lanterns
  • Two 50 foot long “limbo” cycloramas
  • One 30 foot “party” cyclorama
  • Dolly track (45 degree) in curved & straight sections
  • Portable green and blue chroma-key
  • 18 C-stands, assorted flags, scrims, gels, meat axes, clamps, hangars, etc.
  • Soundstage Floor Plan
  • Soundstage Lighting Plot

Editing/Post Production (Adobe Premiere Pro)

  • 4K Edit Suite
  • 3 HD Edit Suites
  • Podcast Studio/Suite

Cameras

  • ARRI Alexa Mini LF Cinema Camera
  • Sony FS5 Super 35 Camera
  • Sony A7s Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • 3 Sony HXC-100K HD Multiformat Studio Cameras
  • 2 Panasonic HC-X1 4K Camcorders
  • 3 Go Pro HD Cameras
  • 1 360 Degree Camera
  • 2 Sony Cine Alta XDCAM HD Cameras
  • 3 Teradek Wireless Video Systems
  • DJI Phantom 4 Drone Kit

Audio

  • Behringer X32 Digital Studio Console
  • Zoom FN8 8 Channel Stereo Field Mixer
  • Sound Design 422 Portable Stereo Mixer
  • Assorted Wireless systems, shotgun, lavalier and handheld microphones

Field and Portable Lighting

  • 2 AAdyn Hurricane Jr LED Kits
  • 2 Godox SL 200II 5600K Led lights
  • 2 Litemat Plus Led Kits
  • 2 Nanguang RGB88 Color Changing LED Wand Lights
  • 1 Arri Halogen Kit
  • 1 Lowell Halogen kit
  • Assorted soft box, reflectors, barn doors, diffusion and gel

Support Equipment

  • Vinten Pedestals and Dollies
  • Vinten Vision model 100, 6, and 3 Tripods
  • Assorted Heads
  • Agile 18 and 6e Tripods and heads
  • Steadicam Solo Vest
  • Glidecam 4000 Pro
  • DJI Ronin-S Kit

    Residence Halls
    Students will stay in one of the Anderson University residence halls which house two campers per room. A full-time Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants are also on site. The Resident Assistants are Anderson University students who are currently majoring in Communication Arts or recent graduates.

    Olt Student Center
    Located on University Boulevard, Olt Student Center houses the Marketplace, Raven’s Haven, Mocha Joe’s (coffeehouse), the Corner Pocket (game room), private dining rooms, and the campus bookstore.

    FAQs

    What is  Filmmakers Camp?

    This is an extraordinary and innovative week-long introduction to the profession of filmmaking designed especially for high school students. The unique program was developed by Anderson University Communication Arts faculty. It is sponsored and held at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.

    Where will the camp be held?

    Filmmakers Camp will take place on the campus of Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. (35 miles northeast of Indianapolis).

    Do I need to have a background in film or television?

    It is not necessary to have any experience in filmmaking in order to benefit from this unique program. Classes are designed to provide practical skills and experience for all high school students.

    Should I bring my camera or editing computer?

    You are welcome to do so. If you have your own computer, you may complete editing assignments on it if you are running Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Avid, or Vegas.

    I’ve done a short film. Should I bring it?

    Absolutely! We’ll review these and add appropriate ones to evening screenings.

    I attended last year. Will there be something new for me?

    Yes. We’ve added an intermediate track for returning campers which will provide even more hands-on experience and the opportunity to create a short film. 

    What is the daily schedule?

    Filmmaker classes are scheduled Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with film screenings scheduled every evening. The morning classes focus on the fundamentals of filmmaking. Afternoon classes are “hands-on” with the equipment being studied. There will be a Saturday morning “wrap-up” session before the camp ends at noon.

    Who will be teaching the filmmaking classes?

    Instructors are Anderson University faculty and award-winning professionals.

    What does the registration fee include?

    Price includes tuition, housing, and meals.

    May I bring my automobile?

    You are welcome to drive yourself to campus at the start of camp and drive yourself home at the end. But, because of liability issues, you are not permitted to use your vehicle for any other purpose, including transporting other campers.

    Will I need additional money during the camp?

    Students may want to bring additional money for extra snacks or bookstore items.

    What type of lodging is provided?

    Housing is on the beautiful Anderson University campus in one of our residence halls. Each dorm room accommodates two students and we will attempt to honor any roommate requests. Students will be issued a swipe card for entrance to the residence hall and an individual room key. (Note: a $50 charge will be assessed for each room key not returned at the end of camp.)

    What safety provisions are in place?

    University police and security will be present on campus at all times. Dormitory doors are locked at all times. Students are provided with a swipe card for the dormitory building entrance and a key for individual rooms.

    What is the camp’s policy on discipline?

    All camp participants will be provided with rules of conduct and are expected to adhere to these rules. Any student who violates these policies will be sent home immediately.

    Is there a dress code?

    All of our buildings are air-conditioned, so students will want to dress appropriately. Campers are expected to behave consistently with guidelines of the Anderson University Judicial Code.

    Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.