Sunscreen Film Camp - July 2021
Sunscreen Camp 2021This year's camp will meet for three weeks beginning July 12. Week OneActing with Eugenie BondurantGoal: to give actors more tools to produce realistic, yet evocative performances on film. Campers will practice focus and concentration. They will read scenes from screenwriting campers and take direction from teachers and student directors. They will practice scenes with active cameras placed in common positions and review performances. Directing with Curtis GrahamCampers studying film direction will get detailed instruction on how directors manage a project and work with others. More specifically, they will get practice working with two of film’s most important creative personnel: actors and writers. Curtis will also coach the young directors in the basic skills of managing the production of a movie. These include planning, scheduling, budgeting, editing and his specialty, cinematography. Eugenie BondurantTeaches ActingActor, model and acting teacher Eugenie Bondurant lives in St. Petersburg. She is married to Paul Wilborn, the executive director of the Palladium Theater.She recently played the role of Tigris in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 .She is on the faculty of the Patel Institute in Tampa where she teaches acting.Bondurant got into acting when she started taking classes in Los Angeles while on a modeling job, joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and started getting small roles in TV shows, commercials and film. She is a cabaret singer, appearing in the American Songbook Series with husband Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses, and a founder of The Radio Theater Project.Eugenie is well-known as an On-Camera and Meisner acting coach. Curtis GrahamTeaches Directing and CinematographyCurtis Graham is an Award-Winning Feature Film Director and Cinematographer. His Film Oloibiri recently won the Nigerian Academy Award for Best Film. With 100s of commercials for advertising clients around the world, Curtis Graham has created a diverse body of work as Director/Cinematographer. Raised in a photographic family, Curtis started taking pictures at age 15. He attended Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, which started a career in Advertising Photography. He has won many accolades for his work in advertising including: N.Y. Art Director, Norma, National Addys, and Clio Award, and his work has appeared in many national publications such as: Town & Country, Esquire, Print, and Communication Arts. His career in Advertising led to doing commercials for his Clients as a Director/Cameraman. Curtis went on to Attend The American Film Institute. At AFI Curtis received the Mary Pickford Award Scholarship. His Master Thesis film the “The Blue Men” starring Estelle Parsons went on to receive a Student Emmy and Academy Award. It is listed as one of the most award winning shorts of 1990. Curtis also received the Focus Award for Cinematography for “The Blue Men”. This allowed Curtis to pursue narrative work as Director/Director of Photography. Curtis is a former professor at UT and SE Universities. Weeks Two and Three – Making MoviesCampers will work to produce the scripts developed during Week One. For nearly four days, campers will get a good overview of cinematography with industry experts using the same equipment the campers will be using. These experts will demonstrate shots and camera angles along with sound and lighting principles essential for good filmmaking. In addition campers will learn the basics of scheduling, locating and casting. The camp will then divide into production teams and shoot movies. They will have four days to shoot their movies and another three to edit, add music and credits. The completed films will be shown at a Sunscreen Film Camp Festival on the last day of camp, July 28th. In addition the movies produced at camp will be shown at the Sunscreen Film Festival in 2019. In a NutshellWhen?July 12-30th Where?The camp will be held at Studio620 in downtown St. Petersburg, 620 1st Ave. South St.
Cost: $525.00 - $725.00
620 First Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701