Fish Camp Films

An apprenticeship approach to teaching filmmaking in Birmingham, Alabama.

Fish Camp Films is the newest innovation of Urban Avenues and is the work of a group of filmmakers from around Alabama who act as Sector Leaders in the design and execution of this venture. Our goal is to introduce high school students, initially Woodlawn High School, to the disciplines and freedoms of the art of film. Our curriculum is designed to address story formation, technical components of filming as well as post-production and give students hands on experience behind the camera with the outcome that students have an enhanced view of the story of their community, family, their own stories, and an expanded field of vision for larger living.

Vision

Fish Camp Films is the newest innovation of Urban Avenues and is the work of a group of filmmakers from around Alabama who act as Sector Leaders in the design and execution of this venture. Our goal is to introduce high school students from fragile economic areas (initially Woodlawn High School) to the disciplines and freedom of the art of film.

Film Overview

Year one focuses on the different types of films and how they are made

Developing a Story

Year two helps the students learn the journalistic skills of story development and interviewing

Producing a Film

Year three gives the students a chance to produce an individual student project from start to finish and show it at the Fish Camp Films film festival