Map & Directions
IMAGINE that you have a chance to pitch a short film, define your main characters, write the script, and be guided by three professional filmmakers. IMAGINE that under the watchful eye of Tony Spiridakis, who has directed Academy Award winning actors Timothy Hutton and Richard Dreyfuss, you will develop your shooting script weeks before you even arrive at film camp. IMAGINE prepping your films as soon as you arrive with producer-director Shannon Goldman. IMAGINE being critiqued in the edit room by actor-director Tony Goldwyn. IMAGINE rehearsing with your actors, shooting on location, building a shot-list with your cinematographer, as you direct, edit, then screen your film at the Greenport theater on the last day of film camp. Can you imagine all that? Well, we will do more than imagine it. We will provide exactly that. You will have made a short film that was conceived, written, directed, and edited by you, all under the supervision of a caring and world-class faculty. We feel confident that your two-week experience at MFI Summer Camp will be transformational.
- Develop scripts with a mentor a month BEFORE camp begins
- Arrive on the first day of camp with a solid first draft of a 3-2-1 script to shoot
- 3-2-1 format is 3 pages, 2 characters, 1 location
- Directors learn to focus on character, story & actor performance
- Actors are cast from our MFI Film Actors Camp (By MFI)
- Learn to direct and rehearse with experienced actors
- Tutorials will teach basics in camera, sound & lighting, editing
- Shoot your film with an experienced MFI cinematographer
- Edit under the guidance of MFI editors
- Screen your film on the big screen at the Greenport movie theater
- 8:00am–9:00pm: Breakfast: Daily Announcements
- 9:30am–12:30pm: Workshops/Actors & Directors
- 12:30-1:30 LUNCH
- 1:30–4:30pm: Workshops/Actors & Directors
- 4:30-6:30pm: FREE TIME
- 6:30–7:30pm: DINNER
- 8–10pm: Screenings/Lectures/Rehearsals/Writing Sessions
- 10–11pm: FREE TIME
- 11pm: Lights out.
- THREE CELEBRITY SCREENINGS IN TWO WEEKS!
- DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
- SCREEN OUR MFI FILMS at the Greenport movie theater/FINAL DAY