Ped Mall Mon, Jun 6 - Fri, Jun 10
Ped Mall Mon, Jun 13 - Fri, Jun 17
Ped Mall Mon, Jun 20 - Fri, Jun 24
Ped Mall Mon, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 1
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 15
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 18 - Fri, Jul 22
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 25 - Fri, Jul 29
Series Info


Presented with generous support from Hills Bank and Trust Company
Complete the form at the following link to apply for a scholarship:

FilmScene Animation Camp was awarded Best Summer Camp (Best of the CRANDIC 2021)!

Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! At Animation Camp, campers imagine and create their own animations, totally from scratch. Each day, campers learn the key principles of animation and explore the styles of 2D paper, 3D object, Pixilation, Claymation, and replacement animation and then apply these lessons by making their own videos!

Lead instructor Jarrod DeRooi and two assistants will introduce campers to the powerful Stop Motion Pro software, working hands-on with iPads and a wide range of materials from paper to clay.

Has your child already participated in Animation Camp?
Check out our Advanced Animation and Miniature Construction camps!
Up to 20 campers per week-long session may register for in-person camp. Camp will be held at FilmScene on the Ped Mall, located at 118 E. College in Iowa City. All technology and supplies included for in-person camp. Each day includes stretching, snack breaks and games. Two snacks and individually-packed lunches from Bread Garden Market are provided.
Campers can share their work at our Friday “end of camp” showcase, with their work appearing on the big screen. Campers will also have access to their work through Flipgrid to share with friends, family and save for themselves.
The Instructor:
This will be Jarrod DeRooi’s 8th summer teaching for FilmScene.  His interest in stop motion started in his youth, his early animations and movies all filmed on his prized Sony Handycam.  He is overjoyed to get to share his love for stop motion with young artists.  Jarrod formerly worked for the Iowa City Community School District but now spends his time outside of camp writing, drawing and running a small organic farm. 

Summer is Jarrod’s favorite time of year, and there is no place he would rather spend it than at Film Scene, working with the next generation of filmmakers!
Students are encouraged to register for the grade they will be entering.
Grades 3 & 4: June 6-10  / June 13-17
Grades 5 & 6: June 20-24  /  June 27-July 1 / July 11-July 15
Grades 7 & 8: July 18-22  /  July 25-29

Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or in two installments ($200 deposit and $175 balance). The remaining balance must be paid before your camper’s first day of camp. Please contact Angie at or 319-519-6422 to pay your balance.

Scholarships are available through the generous support of Hills Bank and Trust Company. Please complete the form at the following link to apply for a scholarship:

SCHEDULE  Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm
8:00-8:30 - Drop off
8:30 - Camp begin
10:00 - Snack break
10:15 - Camp resumes
12:30 - Lunch
3:00-3:30 - Camper pickup
FilmScene Health and Safety protocols will be followed throughout the in-person camps, guided by trends in CDC Public Health Recommendations and current county Community Transmission levels, as noted the Monday one week prior to camp beginning. Camp instructors are fully vaccinated and will not wear masks while conducting group instruction, but may wear masks at their discretion during one-on-one instruction. Camp will adhere to regular sanitation (hand washing, surface disinfectant wipes, etc) to ensure a clean environment. The FilmScene camp room will not be used for activities besides camp during the week.

FilmScene believes the health and safety of staff and guests is paramount. On site safety protocols will continually be reconfirmed or altered to align with significant changes to public health conditions. Registrants will be notified of any changes to FilmScene protocol.
A deposit is required to secure registration. This deposit/fee is refundable until May 1. After May 1, deposits are nonrefundable. Cancellations due to illness will be refunded less the camp deposit. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations occurring within two business days of the start date of the class; similarly, no credits or refunds will be given once camp sessions begin. If for whatever reason FilmScene must cancel a camp session at any point, full refunds will be given to all registrants.

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