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Film Summer Camp

June 24 June 28

Date & TimeAgesLocationContact
June 24–28, 2024 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)14–18Kenilworth Square East & Mitchell HallLilly Warren, film-admission@uwm.edu

The Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts welcomes young filmmakers to develop their skills at a week-long day camp this summer! This camp, with optional overnight accommodations, includes hands-on workshops and sessions led by practicing artists and professors, so participants gain knowledge from experienced professionals.

Film Summer Camp | June 24–28

Housing & Accommodations
Coming from out of town or want to enrich your UW-Milwaukee experience? Overnight accommodations with evening activities are available by registering for the overnight program. On-campus housing includes a shared double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen as part of a four-bedroom suite. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, Wifi, air conditioning, linens, shuttle service to program, evening activities and 24-hour secure staffing. Check-in is Sunday, June 23 and check-out is Friday, June 28.

Workshops & Sessions

  • Storytelling & Screenwriting with Jeff Kurz
    Learn how to navigate an idea, structure a story and format a treatment and screenplay. Develop ideas that you will shoot and edit during the week with fellow film camp students.
  • Cinematography & Lighting with Mike Gibisser
    Learn basic techniques of camera operation, exposure control and visual design. Practice professional lighting in our lighting studio and greenscreen studio as well as on-location lighting set-ups. Light and shoot your ideas from your screenplay or treatment!
  • Directing & Acting with Carol Brandt
    Study the art of guiding actors and gain insight on performance with introductory directing and acting exercises.
  • Editing & Postproduction with Renato Umali & Lilly Warren
    Use your footage to learn basic editing techniques with Adobe Premiere Pro in one of our editing labs. Edit your footage into a short project or reel that you can take with you!
  • Film Score Theory & Design or Animation Techniques with Renato Umali
    These are optional workshops available during open editing lab.


Mike Gibisser Headshot
  • Associate Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
  • Director, Film Graduate Program
  • Co-Chair, Programming Committee
Neil Gravander HEADSHOT
  • Lecturer, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Owen Klatte Headshot
  • Lecturer, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Jeffrey Kurz Headshot
  • Lecturer, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Renato Umali Headshot
  • Teaching Faculty I, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Lilly Warren Headshot
  • Teaching Faculty II, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
  • Outreach Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
  • Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee


Sorry, we’ve reach capacity for this program!
We invite you to explore other Youth and Community programs or contact us if you have questions: arts@uwm.edu
Early BirdBefore May 1$750
StandardAfter May 1$800
Early Bird (with overnight accommodations)***Before May 1$1,200
Standard (with overnight accommodations)***After May 1$1,250
*Lunch and all supplies are provided and included in pricing. A $4 convenience fee is added for payments made online or by phone.
**Split payments are available with 50% due during registration and the remaining balance due by June 1, 2024.
***Overnight accommodations are only available for the June Film Summer Camp
2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202