The Picture House Announces Summer Camp Offerings

The Picture House Announces Summer Camp Offerings

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PELHAM, NY — The Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) will once again be offering week-long summer camps for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade and this year will be adding new film programs including a Documentary Intensive for high school students and a Special Effects class for students entering 3rd through 5th grades. For more information or to enroll in any of the camps please visit, call (914) 738-3161 or email

Flip This Fairytale for Grades 3-5

July 11-15, 9am-12pm

Location: 175 Wolfs Lane, Main Hall/ Screening Room at The Picture House

Instructor: Jane May, Actor/Writer/Producer with Ducdame Ensemble NYC

Cost: $375/week

What if Cinderella landed a job instead of a prince? What if Jack left the egg and negotiated with the Giant? In this camp, students will choose and re-write a classic story to fit our modern sensibilities. They will then learn about basic filmmaking techniques and collaborate as directors and actors to create a short film based on their class script. This class will emphasize creativity and teamwork and will require full participation and cooperation from every student. Space is limited. 

Green Screen Adventures for Grades 3-5

July 18-22, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 253 Wolfs Lane, Satellite Film Lab

Cost: $375/week

Instructor: Mark Cartalono, Columbia Engineering Major/Graphic and Special Effects Designer

This camp is designed with special effects in mind! Join us in front of our green screen in our Satellite Film Lab where students will create their own adventure stories with special effects and graphics. Each student will get the chance to imagine their own short adventure and will collaborate with the class to bring their idea to the screen. Students will learn about storyboarding, basic film techniques, and creating simple graphic and special effects through Blender, a free, downloadable program that kids can then work with at home! Space is limited. 

Documentary Intensive for Grades 10-12

July 25-July 29, 12:30 – 3:30pm

Location: 253 Wolfs Lane, Satellite Film Lab/On Location

Cost: $500/week

Instructor: Emily Dombroff, Film Production Teacher and Art Dept. Chair, Mamaroneck High School

This class will provide students with the opportunity to produce a short, documentary film from inception to completion. Starting with research on our chosen charity organization County Harvest, students will then learn about interviewing techniques, lighting, sound, cinematography, and editing as they collaborate to make a documentary film highlighting the charity and how it serves our community. Special emphasis will be placed on learning the technique of Cinema Verite and producing a film in that style. In addition to this immersive filmmaking experience, community service hours may be available from local high schools. Space is limited. Please call our offices at 914-738-3161 to inquire about the service credit hours. 

Music Video and Movie Making for Grades K-2

July 25-29, 9am – 12pm

Location: 175 Wolfs Lane, Main Hall/Screening Room at The Picture House

Instructor: Joan Roman, Filmmaker/Producer at Uranium Film Productions

This camp is all about imagination, inspiration, and lots of fun! Students will learn how big-budget music videos are made and will use that as inspiration to visualize a concept for their own music video. After storyboarding, directing, and starring in their music video, the latter part of the week will be used to work on a short, narrative film. Students will collaborate to write their own script and will work together to bring their story to life on screen. This camp will emphasize imagination, collaboration and the joy of making something together. Space is limited.