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When school is out, our Camps are on!

The Picture House camps are a fun way to get an introduction to all kinds of filmmaking. We’ve explored 30 second videos, stop-motion animation, music videos, fairytale films, how-to’s, commercials, and much more.

We’re always coming up with new ways to introduce students to all forms of filmmaking, while continuing to reinforce respect for collaboration, creativity, and film literacy.

Themes and areas of focus are always changing for our camps and are not only a great way to introduce students to the world of film, but serve to supplement and invigorate students already active in ongoing film education.

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In this interactive film camp, students will watch a different classic kid’s movie each day, learn how to analyze and critique what they’ve seen, then share those thoughts on camera while working together in our “review studio”. Students in grades K-2 and 3-5 will develop their self-esteem and confidence by expressing their opinions in a thoughtful and persuasive way, while also taking turns as directors and cinematographers behind the camera. Finished videos will be a part of the red-carpet Student Showcase event at TPH. This camp will be taught by Kevin Maher, an Emmy-nominated writer and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught at the School of Visual Arts, ReelWorks Brooklyn and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Chad Newman, TPH’s Communications and Development Manager who received his MA in Film Studies at Columbia University.  All movies have been screened through Common Sense Media for age appropriateness, a list of specific movies is available upon request.

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  • WHO: K-2nd & 3rd-5th
  • WHEN: February 19th-22nd
  • WHERE: The PIcture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $75 per day (Membership discount available)
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In Documentary Filmmaking students will explore meaningful topics and important social issues while learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including camera, lighting, and interview techniques. Students will produce a short form documentary about a Westchester non-profit that the organization will in turn be able to use to promote their cause. In addition to learning while serving their community, the student producers will be credited with making the film and will receive a digital copy to use in their own college portfolios. *Students will shoot on location during class hours and parents will need to sign a transportation waiver on the first day of class.

  • WHO: Grades 3-5 / Grades 6-8
  • WHEN: TBA
  • WHERE: Satellite Film Lab, 253 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $250 (Membership discount available)
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In Documentary Filmmaking students will explore meaningful topics and important social issues while learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including camera, lighting, and interview techniques. Students will produce a short form documentary about a Westchester non-profit that the organization will in turn be able to use to promote their cause. In addition to learning while serving their community, the student producers will be credited with making the film and will receive a digital copy to use in their own college portfolios. *Students will shoot on location during class hours and parents will need to sign a transportation waiver on the first day of class.

  • WHO: Grades K-2 / Grades 3-5
  • WHEN: TBA
  • WHERE: The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $250 (Membership discount available)