Movie Magic 7-8

Jul 16 — Jul 20
9:00am — 4:00pm
This section is FULL, please refer to the Waitlist


AniMagic 7-8

Jul 23 — Jul 27
9:00am — 4:00pm
Class Size: 9


It's Easy Being Green 7-8

Jul 23 — Jul 27
9:00am — 4:00pm
Class Size: 10


Welcome to the Dungeon 7-8

Jul 30 — Aug 3
9:00am — 4:00pm
Class Size: 10


Lab Camp, Grades 7–8

Entering Grades 7–8

How much fun and learning can we pack into one week? Come and find out as you play, make, and explore with a range of media in our state-of-the-art production spaces. Our renowned faculty leads small groups of 10, and we maintain a ratio of one adult to every five campers, assuring individual attention. All sessions are held at the Media Arts Lab with occasional visits to the JBFC Theater, just down the street.

For complete details, visit our Summer @ The Lab informational page.



Please add your name to the summer WAITLIST, if your preferred session is full.  A new section of Lab Camp for the week of July 23 – July 27 has been added. To Register, click HERE.

Session Themes

WebTV: This fantastic week will include conceiving, writing, and shooting a series of episodes designed for distribution on the Internet. Learn to develop great stories and compelling characters as the raw material for a successful series.

Animation: If you can imagine it, you can create it, through cut-paper and mixed-media stop-motion animation. You’ll use HD software DragonFrame, along with plenty of imagination and creative collaboration.

Movie Magic: Objects can defy gravity, multiply, or move at the speed of light—no big budget needed! Collaborate on writing, directing, and editing a short film that uses these mind-bending effects with low-tech solutions.

AniMagic: If you can imagine it, you can create it, no big budget needed! Collaborate on writing, directing, and editing a short film that uses mixed-media, stop-motion animation and our green screen to combine both practical and computer generated special effects. You’ll use HD animation software DragonFrame and Adobe Premiere to bring an amazing story to life with your fellow filmmakers.

It’s Easy Being Green: Create characters in futuristic, ancient, or even completely absurd settings! Both creative and technical, this course uses the green screen and the technique of compositing so you can take your story anywhere you can imagine.

Welcome to the Dungeon: Participate in a rousing week of creating campaigns for and playing tabletop games like D&D. Build a world from your own imagination by designing maps, mythical artifacts, epic monsters, and other characters with secret agendas and mysterious backstories.


Price per week

$850/$765 (JBFC members Film Family level and above)

July 2-6 $680/$612(JBFC members Film Family level and above)

Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee

Save: Attend more than two weeks and receive a discount!

JBFC members (Film Family level and above): Receive a 10% discount on all programs!

Scholarships: Spaces are reserved in every session for those who demonstrate financial need. Visit our Scholarship Information page