Ped Mall Mon, Jul 31, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Aug 4, 2023 3:30 PM
Ped Mall Mon, Aug 7, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Aug 11, 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:

Take your stop motion skills to the next level in our advanced class!  Campers who have taken our general Animation Camp twice previously are invited to work on honing acquired skills, learn more challenging techniques, and apply knowledge to longer and more story-driven projects.  Both content and grading criteria will be more challenging than the standard course and students will be working alongside and collaborating with fellow veteran animators.

This advanced camp is for students entering grades 6 through 12 who have taken our general Animation Camp twice before.

Up to 16 campers may register for the week-long camp. Camp will be held at FilmScene on the Ped Mall, located at 118 E. College in Iowa City.

All technology and supplies included. Each day includes stretching and snack breaks. Two snacks and lunches 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!

Check out our other advanced camp - Miniature Construction!

Weeks Offered:

July 31-August 4

August 7-11


Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or in two installments ($225 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:


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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