FILM CAMP

Does your teenager dream of becoming a filmmaker?

Or do they want a chance to see what life would be like as a broadcast journalist? This is your young person’s chance to join fellow aspiring documentarians for an immersive dive into the world of filmmaking. During each week-long camp, students will collaborate with each other, switching roles and gaining valuable hands-on experience, as they craft a short film.

Dates forthcoming for 2023 Film Camps.


Film Camp is an opportunity for teens to learn to express themselves, as well as to experience what it’s like to be part of a creative team. Each camper is involved in every step of the process, from operating the camera, to manning the mic boom to editing the final cut.

Aspen Film partners with the Colorado Film School to provide experienced educators to teach our camps. Our staff to camper ratio is under 1:5 to ensure each camper gets individual attention.  Our goal is to ensure your teen is safe, learns new skills and above all, has fun!

Aspen is a small town with vibrant culture and a fascinating history. As part of Film Camp, we aim to inspire young people and give them an opportunity to get to know the town from a new perspective.

THE DAY TO DAY

Teens start the week getting to know each other and working in groups to get their creative juices flowing. The building blocks of story creation are presented and storyboarding begins on Day 1. On Day 2, the campers get the chance to dive into topic selection and to dig into script writing. They progress to learning the basics of filmmaking, getting their first chance to put hands on the technology and equipment. Shooting comes on Day 3, when the students get to record interviews and the footage they will use in their final films. Day 4 is all about editing and pulling together the footage into a rough cut. Each camper gets to use computers and gain skills using the latest software. Camp concludes on Day 5 with final post-production touches applied, followed by the big finale – a screening at the Isis Theatre! Friends and family are invited to view the fruits of the teens’ labor on the big screen, followed by a Q&A with the newly minted filmmakers. Go Film Camp!

Sign Up Today!

Dates for Filmcamp 2023 are forthcoming. If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@aspenfilm.org

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Instructors

Matt Baxter

Matt is a Denver-based filmmaker who believes in the positive impact of quality original work. Specializing in post-production, Matt’s work has aired on Rocky Mountain PBS numerous times. Focused on fulfilling his clients’ creative vision, he has collaborated with the National Governors Association, Colorado Office of Economic Development and the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Matt also serves as a post production instructor at the Colorado Film School, which has been nationally recognized as one of the top film programs in the country.

Aaron Koehler

Aaron is an accomplished cinematographer and documentarian. He has a deep passion for filmmaking and enjoys exploring humanity with his craft. Aaron has extensive technical knowledge when it comes to the camera and lighting departments, including industry-standard video packages by RED, Sony, Panasonic, and ARRI. Despite this technical foundation, Aaron’s approach has always been rooted in story and character development. Over the years, Aaron has had the opportunity to work on numerous documentary projects as well as several broadcast specials and commercial spots. Beyond his freelance work, Aaron also plays a key role at the Colorado Film School as an instructor and equipment room manager. His courses include 16mm|HD Production and LGBTQ Voices and Representation in Film.

Working to Enlighten, Enrich, Educate, and Entertain Through Film