Filmmaking Camp

The Filmmaking Camp with videographer Erin McHenry will provide students with the opportunity to fully plunge into every aspect of creating short films, along with evening screenings and exciting group activities. The camp will culminate in a film festival of the students’ work, screened for family and friends. Cameron Buckley (BA ’14) will serve as an additional instructor.

High school students will be able to immerse themselves in the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking for one exciting week. The camps may be taken separately or together.

About the Faculty

Filmmaking: Erin McHenry graduated with honors from the Film program at the University of Oklahoma. While in school she won a scholarship and filmmaking award from producer/director Ned Hockman for a short documentary covering the Tulsa Race Riots. She then continued her education and obtained certification as a secondary education instructor for Journalism. Erin has worked in a wide range of fields within the film medium, from being a videographer for a television pilot starring X-Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, to doing audio for live news casts for KJRH, to editing films and projects with professional software such as Final Cut Pro. Her most recent endeavors include pioneering a production company by the name of SevenTummy making branded content and web shows, along with freelance videography and editing. She currently works as the Director of Multimedia for a manufacturing company. A student assistant from The University of Tulsa will work with the filmmaking class as well, to provide additional mentoring.

Residential Camps

Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for both recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors).

Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.

Costs and Registration

The fees cover housing, food, equipment, materials for the classroom and the instructional/staff salaries. For those taking both camps the fee for each is reduced to a lesser amount. We encourage early application.

Fee Schedule

Early Bird Rate for each camp is $750 and $825, or $1475 for both, as indicated; due dates: before May 15.

Regular Rate for each is $800 and $875, respectively, and $1575 for both camps; dates: May 16-June 15.

Late Rate is $850 and $925, and $1675 respectively; dates: June 16-26.

Commuters: $650 for screenwriting, $693 for filmmaking

A $300 ($600 for students taking both classes) nonrefundable deposit will be required following acceptance into the camps.

Please read the 2018 Camp FAQs for more details.  Download the 2018 Application and return by mail or email. 

Saturday, July 21 to 12:00pm

Lorton Performance Center
550 South Gary Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

Event Type

Camp, Film


General Public, Parents, Parents of High School Students


College of Arts and Sciences, Film Studies



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Michael Wright

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