NEW TO THE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR!
Creating films with redemptive messages has become a passion for many homeschool families. However for many, getting started is the hardest part. Just where do you begin?
Begin with two days of film camp by Crystal Creek Media!
GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME: Click here.
REGISTER FOR FILM CAMP HERE.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THIS FORM.
What the students thought of FILM CAMP:
“It was amazing. Thanks!”
“Because of this class I have a new desire to make a movie. Thanks!”
“Thanks to all of you. I had an awesome time.”
What parents wrote:
“Thanks for the Film Camp. My daughter really enjoyed it!”
“Also, my son attended the teen camp that your company held on film making. He thoroughly enjoyed it and we recently received our copy of Creed of Gold. Just wanted to say that our family enjoyed watching it. Good job!”
Mom wrote me an e-mail about her “14 year old daughter who attended and LOVED your family’s film camp!”
Film Camp Schedule
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 CONVENTION KEYNOTE
9:30 Vendor Hall Open
10:30 FILM CAMP: Coliseum to Cinema: Christianity & Entertainment
Throughout history, entertainment has played an important role in creating cultures, impacting society, and developing worldviews. From royal court jesters to popular modern musicians, entertainment is a tool that can be used in a powerful way. How do Christianity and entertainment work together? Learn more about the entertainment industry and how the Christian church can shape culture through the arts.
11:30 p.m. Lunch Break / Shopping
12:30 FILM CAMP: YouTube to Oscars: Strategically Planning your Project
What is your goal for your film? YouTube hit? International theatrical distribution? Design your film for success before you begin. Learn how to plan an efficient and cost-effective production. Find your crew, draw storyboards, and assemble a realistic schedule that will guide you through the inevitable moments of chaos.
2:00 Film Preview
3:30 FILM CAMP: Creating a Compelling Story: Christian Script Writing
What does every hero want? What makes a villain bad? Learn to tell a masterful story through an understanding of the most basic human needs. Then assemble your story idea and characters into a structured script ready for film.
4:50 FILM CAMP: Taking Center Stage: Acting for Film
As of 2009 there were nearly twelve thousand film actors in the United States. How do you stand out as an actor? Unlike theater where everything is over dramatized, acting on film must come across as genuine and real. In this session, learn the basic principles to give a structurally sound performance for the camera.
6:00 FILM CAMP: Dismissal
8:00 a.m. Registration begins
8:30 CONVENTION KEYNOTE
9:00 Vendor Hall Open
10:30 FILM CAMP: The Celebrity’s Guide to the Galaxy
How can you be a star in a universe of asteroids? Join us for an exciting session on practical, spiritual, and professional insights for a career in multimedia today. How can you live the victorious Christian life while making a difference in a sin-saturated industry?
11:30 Lunch Break / Shopping
12:30 p.m. FILM CAMP: Design for Art and Screen: Cinematography & Editing
How do you shoot a scene that looks like a big budget theatrical release? Discover how you can use lighting and camera work to tell your story through mood and emotion. After principle photography is complete, a movie can still change dramatically. Learn how to assemble a compelling story out of millions of frames, thousands of takes, and hundreds of shots.
1:50 FILM CAMP: Winning with the Audience
Did you know that Pixar has won 26 Academy Awards and produced films with a $602 million average gross? Besides the numbers, what differentiates Pixar from other studios? Unsurprisingly, their phenomenally successful releases are the result of diligent, hard work. Learn how to conduct test screenings, refine your edit, and create a film that your audience will love.
3:00 FILM CAMP: Dismissal
*Schedule tentative and subject to change as needed.
Daniel Knudsen is an American born director, actor, film producer, and artist. With stage acting beginning in elementary school, from a very young age Daniel knew he wanted to direct movies. No stranger to film production, Daniel has actively worked on sets around the country since 2005. His film directing debut came with the family comedy Late For Church, winner of a Jury Award in San Francisco, CA at the 7th Annual WYSIWYG Film Festival, Fall 2006. In the spring of 2007 he directed a promotional video for the Titan Sentry 5000, a disaster relief unit that was marketed to the Department of Homeland Security.
In 2009, Daniel wrapped up production on his second film, Ultimatum: Destiny is Eternal, a dramatic multimedia presentation of the epic story of the Bible. Daniel observed, “The Bible is literature’s greatest masterpiece. Not only has it shaped society but it has defined storytelling for us.” Recently requested to be subtitled in Polish, Ultimatum has been received well, particularly overseas.
Filmed during the summer of 2010 and currently in postproduction, Creed of Gold was Daniel’s first feature film as director. He particularly enjoyed working with homeschool author and speaker Dr. Jay Wile as a supporting actor. Creed of Gold already has distributor interest from as far away as Australia.
A homeschool graduate himself, Daniel is excited to work with the homeschool community. In Daniel’s own words, “I have enjoyed teaching the art of filmmaking this past year to homeschool students. Film Camp will be an amazing opportunity to do what I love: teach students to have a passion for Jesus and apply that to multimedia. ”
As a homeschool graduate herself, Kathleen has a heart for homeschool families. Throughout high school, she actively coordinated and coached a homeschool speech & debate club. At age 18, she pursued a short stint in politics where she ran for local office. Despite losing by 5 votes, the experience was one to be fondly remembered.
In 2006, a short two years later, Kathleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College through accelerated learning. After college, she worked with several businesses and organizations, gaining valuable experience as well as providing creative ideas particularly in development. From May 2007—May 2011, she was employed by Verity Institute, an innovative college program that assists young people in gaining an accredited college degree from a Biblical perspective in under two years through non-traditional approaches (such as CLEP). One of her favorite projects was writing a college prep curriculum for homeschool students. More information about Verity Institute is available from their website at: www.verityinstitute.org.
In December 2009, Kathleen began working with Crystal Creek Media as Producer/Director of Operations for the forthcoming movie Creed of Gold. From recruiting cast and crew to coaching the press team, Kathleen helped to provide the tactical support necessary to ensure the successful completion of the film. Creed of Gold (www.creedofgold.com) is currently finishing up postproduction. A special prerelease version is available at Film Camp and homeschool conventions this spring.
In addition to operational support, Kathleen also does graphic design work and functions as the web master for Crystal Creek Media. She recently completed her certification in E-Marketing from a local college. Throughout the last five years she has traveled across the U.S. to numerous homeschool conferences and spoken on a variety of subjects related to high school, college, and media.