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Ped Mall Mon, Jun 12, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jun 16, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Jun 19, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jun 23, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Jun 26, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jun 30, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 10, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jul 14, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 17, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jul 21, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Jul 24, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jul 28, 2023 3:30 PM
Series Info
Film Info
Director:FilmScene Animation Team
Year Released:2023
Production Country:Iowa City


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

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 an assistant 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 lunches 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 9th 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 12-16 / June 19-23
Grades 5 & 6: June 26-30  /  July 10-14 / July 17-21
Grades 7 through 12: July 24-28

Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or in two installments ($200 deposit and $200 balance). The remaining balance must be paid before your camper’s first day of camp. After registration deposit is paid, before your camp begins, 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 is a mask friendly space and we encourage vaccinations as an effective public health policy. Masks are now at the discretion of students and their families, though they are "Encouraged" for patrons and employees at high risk, with recent exposure to illness, or experiencing mild symptoms. Additional masking policies will apply if CDC Community Levels for Johnson County reach HIGH.
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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