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Bob Jones University

Cinematic Arts

Learning the language of film

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The cinematic arts include all areas of visual storytelling—film, advertising, even social media like Snapchat and Instagram! Come to Cinematic Arts camp and explore the cinematic techniques that surround you. Brainstorm and execute your film idea from start to finish, and try your hand at everything from camera work to acting to post-production editing. No experience needed.

At EDUcamp you’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

Activities

  • Be a part of a film crew on an actual soundstage.
  • Learn crew positions.
  • Develop skills to enhance visual storytelling.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.  

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday, July 15 between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Welcome Center. There will be an evening service, meal and cinematic arts session on Sunday evening that you won’t want to miss!

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you plan your arrival time before 4 p.m. on Sunday. We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the GSP International Airport as well as the Greenville Amtrak and Greyhound stations. You can request a shuttle on the online registration form.

All day campers need to check in on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (There will be evening activities.) For the rest of the week (Monday–Friday), day campers may be dropped off at the Welcome Center each morning based on the start time given in the schedule.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule, room assignment (for those staying overnight) and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

After receiving your materials, overnight campers can head to the residence hall to get settled in.

Day campers will have some free time in The Den until camp officially begins!

When to Depart

Camp ends after the final film production at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20 in the Unusual Films building.

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest you make your departure time at least two hours following the end of camp.

Day campers may be picked up after the last event each day from the Welcome Center. On Wednesday day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, from 7 to 9 p.m.

What to Bring

Overnight campers should bring bedding (either a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed), pillow, flip flops/shower shoes, towels and toiletries.

Campers should bring a Bible, notebook and pencil for daily Bible challenges and devotional sessions, a hard drive (250GB or larger), as well as any of their work they would like to share.

Phones may be used at any time during the week of camp. A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for the loss of money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Clothing with a low neckline in front or back should not be worn (tank tops are not appropriate). The midriff area should be covered at all times (including when sitting down or bending over). For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.

Accommodations

Meals will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Overnight campers will stay in the residence halls along with the other participants in the camp. Camp counselors will be on each hall.

Day Campers

  • Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.
  • Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.
  • Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

Camp Director

Christopher Zydowicz

Christopher Zydowicz

Mr. Christopher Zydowicz holds a master of fine arts in film production from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Though he has worked in the film industry as a screenwriter, actor, director and sound mixer, his passion is teaching and producing. He has been teaching and helping students craft their message into films for 21 years.

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