Camp Director: Filmmaking
Katie is excited to be teaching our Film Camps this summer and joining our staff as our Filmmaking Instructor after our merger with BPP and Cardinal.
A multi faceted artist Katie Lee, has written, directed and produced two award winning feature films, won the New York Women in Film and Television Award and as a composer has worked with several Grammy winning musical artist such as Sharon Van Etten, Juan-Carlos Alarcon and the Albany Symphony.
We asked Katie about her camps and this is what she said!
What most excites you about the Summer Camps you're teaching?
Teaching the collaborative power of filmmaking! It is always exciting watching students discover their creative voice through filmmaking!
What can kids attending camp expect through their week?
Building collaborative relationships while learning the process of filmmaking from script to screen! Most importantly to have fun! This is a safe place to make mistakes and play!
What is one thing you hope campers leave camp knowing/having experienced?
A full overview and understanding of the filmmaking process such as script writing, editing, lighting, proper set behavior and management yet most importantly the scope of their own creativity. My hope is that kids develop a relationship with their imagination and fully appreciate the role creatively and collaborative relationships can transform their lives.
What would you say to someone still not sure if your camp is right for them or their kids?
This is the opportunity for kids to learn a wide range of analytical, creative and industrial skills in a safe and fun environment. I wish a camp like this existed when I was a kid!
What else should we know about your camp(s)?
Kids will learn how to work with others. Listening and teamwork is essential to filmmaking. It is truly a process where each person, each role on set matters, my hope is that kids develop life long collaborative relationships at camp!