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Bob Jones University

Cinematic Arts

Learning the language of film

Cinematic Arts camp is closed for this year. Check back again next year!

Lights, Camera, Action! Film, video, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube all tell a story. Learn the skills needed to tell a story in the short film form. Explore the different roles on a set and hear from professionals. You’ll start with some classes and hands-on activities, then move to the soundstage and explore making a short film. Bring your camera or some of your work for feedback. Come and see what your artistic journey will be!

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.
  • Final presentation in Levinson Hall at 1 p.m. Friday.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

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.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

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

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch 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.

Camp Director

Christopher Zydowicz

Christopher Zydowicz

Christopher Zydowicz holds a master of fine arts in film production from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked in the film industry as a screenwriter, actor, director and sound mixer, though his passion is teaching and producing. He has been teaching and helping students craft their message into films for 23 years.

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