Cinema Camp

Cal State University, FullertonAge 16+

This popular program introduces participants to the exciting process of creating a short film. Past teachers include Columbia University instructors and directors and technicians on major Hollywood productions, including projects with famed director George Lucas and award-winning actor Ray Liotta. Let Hollywood insiders teach you how to write a compelling short screenplay and to draw clear and engaging storyboards. You and your fellow students will also learn basic camera moves and have the opportunity to participate in on-location shooting.

Students experience a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry with visits to major movie studios and other fascinating sites related to the entertainment business. Students take 3 hours of daily ESL instruction taught by engaging instructors on the beautiful campus of Cal State University, Fullerton. Finally, students will enjoy a tour of Hollywood and may even see a movie star at the famous Hollywood & Highland complex—home of the Academy Awards!

Sample Timetable


All Participants Enjoy:

  • 18 lessons of English per week
  • Use of college computer lab and library.
  • T-shirt, textbooks, and certificate of completion.
  • Dormitory accommodation with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
  • Roundtrip airport transfer to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
  • 8 lessons of movie production per week
  • Use of camera and equipment.
  • DVD of final movie production
  • Students will have many opportunities to take part in excursions with the full supervision of our trained FLS counselors. Activities include:
    • Film Screening
    • Hollywood
    • Beverly Hills
    • Cinema Make-up Workshop
    • Disneyland
    • DJ Dance Party
    • Farewell Party
    • Knott’s Berry Farm (optional)
    • Soak City Water Park (optional)
    • MLB Baseball Game (optional)
      studio tours
    • Warner Bros.
    • Sony/MGM
    • Paramount
    • Universal Studios