SKS Summer Film School

Now Accepting Applications for the July 26 – August 14, 2021 Camp

From Script to Screen and Everything in Between

Learn to write, direct, act, edit, produce, and present a short film in three weeks!

Summer Film School offers an intensive hands-on 3 week film making workshop for high school students. Working in teams, the students will go through all stages of making their own short films from pitching/writing/revising the scripts to pre-production (casting, assembling a crew, scheduling, location scouting, devising shot lists and storyboards, etc.) to filming, editing and mixing their projects.

The opening week is dedicated to screenwriting. Students will learn all stages of the process including pitching and developing ideas, learning the basics of script formatting, and writing multiple drafts of the script. Excerpts from the produced scripts and films of high quality will be studied. By the end of the first week we will have at least one shooting script ready to go in production.

The 2nd week is dedicated to filming our projects. The process will begin with completing the essentials of pre-production including casting, assembling a crew, scouting and choosing locations, devising shot lists and storyboards, and scheduling the shoot. All students will also learn how to operate basic video, audio and lighting equipment and the fundamentals of directing actors. During the shoot every student will have a chance to work in at least one key production position including directing, producing, acting, camera operation, and sound recording.

During the 3rd week we will edit our films. Students will learn the basics of video editing using Premiere Pro software, including picture/sound editing, creating titles, using effects, choosing music, and mixing sound. On the final Saturday students will present their work in the Walter Reed Jr. theater. The screening will include a small reception, and a presentation of the film, followed by a Q&A session with the film makers.

Taught by filmmaker Miquel Enrigue, this experiential project based 3-week workshop will give you more practical film making skills than a full semester in a traditional classroom setting. The course concludes with a public screening of student work for the cast, crew, and their family and friends. The best films may also be submitted to international film festivals and featured on the Storm King School’s web site and media channels.

SKS Summer Film School is an intensive, hands on program, and as such is limited to 16 students.

Program Open to Day Students Ages: 13 – 19

Spaces are limited, Sign up today!

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Day Tuition

  • Instruction & Materials
  • Lunches
  • WiFi

Boarding Tuition

  • Instruction & Materials
  • Room & Board
  • WiFi

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For registration, billing, and all other general inquiries
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Director of Summer Programs, Benjamin Harnick: | 845-496-5489

    Meet the Faculty

    Miquel Enrigue


    SKS Summer Film School

    Learn the art of filmmaking at one of New York’s top boarding schools!