August 9–13

Attention Young Filmmakers!

The Colonial Theatre will offer a one-week film making intensive White Mountain Cinema Camp: Script to Screen August 9–13. High School students ages 14–18 will work with industry professionals to learn and experience the cinematic process from script to screen. Students will learn how to build a story, use tools in pre-production, work with professional equipment (cameras, lighting and audio) and standard editing practices to create a polished product. Students will work alongside the instructors to create a group film while learning tools on set and take what they have learned to create their own films with their classmates. The final films will be premiered in a public showcase at the Colonial Theatre where students will host a Q&A. Students will leave the camp with a short portfolio that includes their completed films and knowledge to continue their own visual storytelling.

Class size is limited, first-come, first-served basis. An enrollment fee of $25 is required.

The Instructors

Instructors include Bethlehem local, Alex Shea and Midnight Industries, Alex teaches filmmaking full-time at St. Johnsbury Academy and has a passion for telling stories. He has worked on several documentary and narrative films, as well as commercials. Alex has worked alongside directors Alma Har’el, Jamie Yerkes and Bess O’Brien. Most recently, he directed a short film shot right here in the White Mountains and continues his work as a freelance filmmaker. Alex has a well-rounded experience behind the camera, editing and directing; which he is particularly drawn to.

Midnight Industries, (Philip Renton & Austin Pellegrino), is a video production studio based out of Littleton, New Hampshire. Austin is a young professional who has found a passion in video editing. Phillip has dedicated his career path at Midnight Industries as the in-house cinematographer. Midnight has a deep and extensive background working in different fields of the entertainment industry. Austin worked alongside Jay Craven in the spring of 2019 on the set of Martin Eden—a feature length adaptation of Jack London’s famous novella. Phillip has been working on set of an up and coming short film written and directed by John Thorson. Midnight Industries is a firm believer that stories need to be told but recognize that not everyone has the tools to make it happen. This passion has moved them to produce narrative content in New England.

White Mountain Cinema Camp is sponsored by Nancy and Julian Czarny and The Art Ventures Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.