Ped Mall Mon, Mar 13, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Mar 17, 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:

Registration for Spring Break camp closes on Monday, March 6th at noon. No additional registrations allowed past that time.

Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! At Lego Animation Camp, Lego creations come to life! Join us for our one week, spring break, Lego-themed animation camp. Students will work with their peers to brainstorm, build and create stories told in bricks. A handful of smaller animations will be made at the start of the week before groups transition into building larger sets and telling a full story. This camp will be geared toward new animators and experienced campers alike, and for any master-builders out there, this is an experience you don't want to miss!

Lead instructor Jarrod DeRooi and an assistant will introduce campers to the powerful Stop Motion Pro software, working hands-on with iPads and Legos.

This spring break camp is for students in grades 3 through 6.

Up to 20 campers 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 provided. Lunch is not provided. Students should bring their own lunch.
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 year 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. 

Camp 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! 

Tuition may be paid in full at time of registration, or in two installments ($175 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 break
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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