Summer Filmmaking Intensive

This Skyra Film Intensive will provide high-quality training from award-winning filmmakers and an opportunity to be a part of something unique: a professional short film production.  Learn the ins and outs of being on a film set; from development all the way through post. Be a part of the making of an incredible short film that you can share with agents, casting directors, friends & family. Earn a professional credit on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).

Skyra Studios offers an elite filmmaking summer intensive where your child will have the opportunity to develop, shoot, and edit a film project. The students will be given an in-depth breakdown of how the industry works from creation to exhibition. Each day the students will learn about the different crew responsibilities and participate in exercises directly relating to their jobs on the film set. On top of the production side, students will learn what it takes to be a creative writer/producer. The students will learn story structure, script formatting and the process of creating materials for pitching. Once the script is written the students will learn what it takes to be a director. They will learn how to establish a tone, create a shot list and work with talent.  Students will leave Skyra Studios with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their dreams of being in the film industry.

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June 15th – June 21st, 2020

Film Shoot will be: June 20th and June 21st

Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

Film Shoot call times will be announced a few days before the shoot. Please block 8 am to 11 pm on both days.


$500 per week

The Film Projects

Award-winning producers Scott and Mary Poiley, have developed the summer program for students to gain real industry experience. The students will be quickly immersed in a hands-on program that will teach them the do’s and don’ts of producing a film and what it’s like to be on a real film set. The summer program offers opportunities for all interests and filmmaking students will learn about producing, writing, directing, and all the other departments on a film set.


A Halloween Film

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A Halloween Film
July 27 – August 2

Have fun creating a spooky halloween themed film! Similar to previous projects, The WerehouseLet The Spirit Move You and Thriller, you too will take part in making a Skyra’s next Halloween Short Film.

Shooting Dates: August 1 and 2

Benefits Of Our Full-Day Filmmaking Program

  • Film classes with seasoned cinematographers, producers and directors.
  • Learn all aspects of digital photography including macro, portrait, street and black & white.
  • An introduction to the art of cinematography by working with different types of lighting and film cameras.
  • A crash course in writing, by learning how to develop and write a professional-quality film short.
  • Perform or be a part of the crew in a 3-6 minute short film.
  • Learn first-hand what it’s like to work on a professional set.
  • Learn camera awareness and the language of communicating with a director on set.
  • Shoot on-location
  • Work with an award-winning choreographer and professional film crew.
  • Gain instant credibility and receive a professional credit on IMDB.

Example Schedule:

  • Filmmaking 101
  • Camera Lab
  • Lighting Lab
  • Lunch
  • Developing Story
  • How to write a script
  • Intro to Directing

A 50% deposit of is due upon enrollment. The remainder is due on or before June 1st, 2020.

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