Film Camp

Dear Filmmaker,
I hope this pages gives you a taste of what film camp is like.  Each year is pretty unique because of…. well… you.  One big reason I host film camp is because when I was 15, my Uncle Don told me, “Hey you should get an agent.” That simple direction made all the difference in the world for me. Now I can share with you insights into the industry and you can have a chance to see if this is a good career for you. Either way you’ll have a blast.  I look forward to meeting you.
P.S. More info is below the pictures. Get the picture?

This will be our 10th Annual of Film Camp! It’s going to be a year to remember. Three weeks of film making and reaching new heights in your talents. What could be better?   – all fueled by prayer, our Eucharistic Lord, and lots of coffee.




Lumen Entertainment’s annual Film Camp is an intense introduction to the ins and outs of film making for high school and college students. If you or someone you know is a youth interested in film making in an environment which glorifies God, you won’t wanna miss this year’s camp!

We’ll dive into all the essentials of film production with the guidance of industry pros to create an original short film. During pre-production days, we’ll hear talks about successful screenwriting and how truth and beauty can be used to create a truly successful story. Our script will even receive treatment from a bona fide script-doctor!

During the production phase, students will receive coaching in acting, camera work, lighting, directing, and much more! Students in Lumen’s film camp will receive hands-on experience in all aspects of the production process, especially those in which they are most interested. Our camps are limited to a size of ten students, so no one will be lost in the shuffle of the set. All will receive personal instruction and interaction with our team, growing in respect for the production process as a whole.

In post-production, students will return to the studio to learn about editing, sound design, and special effects. Again, we will have industry pros on hand to give lectures on these subjects and to give advice and assistance on the production. At the end of camp, when the final clips have been edited, the remaining sound effects have been recorded, and the last snacks in the studio have been eaten, there will be a finished product ready to be shown to family and friends of the film camp students in a local theater!

As we’ve said, students at our film camp eat, drink, and breathe the art of film making, but what truly sets us apart from similar endeavors is our faith. Our Catholic Faith has much to say about the media and the use of the arts for the kingdom of God. Did you know Pope Pius XII gave a heartfelt speech to representatives of the cinema all the way back in 1955? We’ll be taking lessons from him as well as Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis and others in our film camp. The instructors in our camp are men and women of faith who can share testimonies from when their faith was used, tested, and strengthened. In addition, we acknowledge that God is the true author of all artistic works and we will seek his guidance in our humble project through prayer and the sacraments. Each day of camp will begin with Mass at the local parish in order that we all might receive abundant grace to be good workers for his glory.

This film camp is a blast, but it’s not all gag reels and bloopers! All camp participants will need maturity and a commitment to disciplined work. For this reason, we ask that all who apply to the film camp be at least sixteen years of age. Students must also be self-motivated and able and willing to work with others – no one can complete an entire film project all alone!

Film Camp Dates: 2017 July 11th- July 29th (wrap party July 30)

Week 1- July 11th – July 14th: Pre-Production- Scrip Writing

Week 2- July 15th – July 22nd: Production- Filming, Camera Work, Boom Mic, Costume, Set

Week 3- July 24th – July 29th: Post Production- Editing, Sound FXWRAP PARTY July 30th


You can sign up for one week or all three. Whatever works for your summer.

Individual Week Rate:

Week 1- $300

Week 2-$600

Week 3- $450

Multi-Week Rates:

Pre-Production and Production- $850- Saves $50

Production and Post Production- $1,000- Saves $50

Pre- Production and Post Production- $700- Saves $50

All 3 weeks- $1,200.00 Save $150

Registration begins: Dec 1st

Limited Spaces- 10 Spots Each Session


Deposit to hold your spot due April 1st – $100.00

Deadline for final payment: June 1st

Late Bird Sign Up Special- After June 2nd add $50




Our Team

Brian Shields
FC12_BrianBrian Shields, a husband and father of seven children, has 20 years of experience working in the motion picture industry and received his BS in marketing from the University of Central Florida. Brian was in the Emmy award winning series, From Earth to the Moon and has shared the screen with the likes of Rita Wilson, Montel Williams and Michael Jordan. After an awakening to his Catholic faith, Brian changed course and toured the country portraying St. Francis on stage. He produced the motion picture Thérèse, and a number of radio dramas for children. The great need for quality faith based entertainment for children led him to start Lumen Entertainment.
Dr. Stanley Williams
stanStan is author of THE MORAL PREMISE: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success. He is frequently asked to be a script consultant on major motion picture projects. In 2008-2009 he worked with Will Smith on five different projects. The book was developed out of his doctoral studies, and his on-going research can be found at the book’s website and at his Moral Premise Blog.
Richard Mauro
FC12_RichRich graduated with honors from New York University, where he was nominated for a student academy award. One of his first films won “Excellence in Cinematography” at the NYU Film Festival. After graduation he worked for the likes of MTV, PBS, Epic Records and the MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon and his first feature film Nick and Jane, was well received by the New York Times. After a bout with cancer and a radical conversion to the Catholic Faith, he reinvented his approach to filmmaking. In 2009 he founded Sacred Heart Films, with the purpose of producing and directing films that honor God.
Jay Ruditis
jayJay studied at Full Sail University’s school of Recording Arts. He has over 15 years experience in the TV commercial production industry. For the last several years Jay has been a staple at film camp when it comes to lighting and camera work. One of the great skills that Jay teaches the students is how to come up with solutions on the fly.
John Webber
johnJohn spent almost 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation. He has brought to life such characters as Kenai Bear in BROTHER BEAR, Lilo in LILO & STITCH, and Mushu in MULAN. Additional credits include HERCULES, POCAHONTAS and FANTASIA CONTINUED. He honed his skills at The California Institute of the Arts. Also, Webber holds an Associates Degree in Advertising Design from St. Clair County College in Michigan. Webber is married with four children.



Guest Speakers

Carl G. Fougerousse

carlCarl earned his Masters in Fine Arts with a specialization in figure painting from the New York Academy of Art, and his BA in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the founder of Red Fern Stained Glass & Fine Arts Studio, where he takes commission as an artist for works in stained glass, mosaic, and carpentry. Living in Italy for many years had a deep influence on his sense of aesthetics and fostered his interest in Italian Renaissance and Baroque drawing and painting techniques, his emphasis for several years.




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