Teen Summer Film Workshop

This hands-on workshop is open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. This is an intensive 9-day workshop that meets every weekday. Students receive training in digital, standard and high definition camera work; shooting in a soundstage; acting for the camera; and non-linear editing. Students will also complete a short fiction video by the end of the workshop. The fee is $300.00 for the 9 days.

The workshop is limited to sixteen teenagers in order to facilitate maximum participation, and offers additional instruction in directing, screenwriting, sound recording, and more.

The Teen Summer Film Workshop is taught by experienced production professionals from Saint Augustine's University, and has been led by Ellen Shepard, Assistant Professor of Film at the University, since its inception in 2000. Applications for the workshop are now available. Please email Ellen Shepard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her at 919-516-4371 for an application. There is no audition or prerequisite for this workshop, only a desire to learn filmmaking.

The Department of Film & Interactive Media, created in 2011 at Saint Augustine's University, is devoted to developing thoughtful, global leaders who use the powerful medium of film as their tool of choice. The department is chaired by Natalie Bullock Brown, M.F.A,, and includes J. Brandon Johnson, M. F. A., Coordinator of Film & Digital Technologies for the department, as well as Ellen Shepard, Coordinator of Special Programs, and founder of the Teen Summer Film Workshop.