Sherman Oaks Master location
Sherman Oaks Master location

All classes zoom/ hybrid classes

Make-A-Movie Camps

Discover How to Make Your Own Movie

Camp is for ages 5 and above! Even adults!

Come make a movie with us at Shanelle Gray Studios! We believe the best training is DOING. At Shanelle Gray Studios Make-A-Movie camps, we will be crafting a short film from concept to final cut in 5 days, involving the students every step of the way. They will get the chance to help craft and create their own characters once a storyline has been written with THEM in mind. Upon completion of the camp, each student will be provided with a copy of the film for their own personal use and receive IMDB credit! (Its a real film so give us time after to complete) Our camps are fast, fun and you’ll be working with real industry pros who are excited to share their passion for filmmaking with your kids! And in the process your kids (and adults too! All ages!) will have a deeper level of the craft themselves!

Camps are broken up into age groups once the number of campers exceeds 12-if the camp that week is under the 12 mark (for in person-20 for virtual as we can make a bigger movie) -we make a movie with the ages we have and that is realistic and sometimes more fun! We make more than one film in some weeks where we split ages. Each child ALWAYS gets a starring role as there is NEVER more than 15 kids per film (in person and 20 virtual) and the film will earn them an IMDb credit! We also sprinkle in some improv, commercial, dance and story making classes in each camp-each camp has an additional two classes with the camp as well as a celebrity guest sometimes upon availability!

One amazing perk of these camps is that we offer everyone real red carpet screenings of the films! They are the stars! The Shanelle Gray Studios Film festival is held February of every year after the camps. They are held in LA at Raleigh Studios.

We host these events to make everyone feel special and to show them how amazing they did and what it feels like to be a part of something so special. At all of the events industry pros pick best films-and the winning film gets submitted to film festivals!

Shanelle Gray Studios is also the winner of the Youth in Cinema award at the 2018 and 2019 Burbank film festival! We won for our short film “The Pact!” “The callback” and many more!

Check it out on our Vimeo page

Check out our last red carpet for 2018!

For the actors program-They star in the film! We also sprinkle in some improv and commercial classes, stage makeup classes, writing and directing classes (it’s a wild card each week they get two classes and much more!!)

For the directors program- the child or adult must take two weeks of camp-for the first week they will shadow the director and watch the directors do their thing, the second week of camp they will get to help direct the film and receive and IMDB directors credit for directing too! They need to get their feet wet first which is why they need to do two weeks! (There is also an option for them to direct and act-ask about this option!) There is a nominal fee to do both.

At the red carpet celebs and industry pros pick best films-red carpet shots etc and the winning film gets submitted to various film festivals including sundance if the film is strong enough!

Make a Movie Dates

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Winter 2021

  • December 20th-24th
  • December 27th-31st

Spring 2021

  • March 29th-April 2nd (already happened)

Summer 2021

  • June 15th-19th (already happened)
  • June 22nd-26th (already happened)
  • June 29th-July 2nd (already happened)
  • July 12th-16th -FULL
  • July 19th-23rd
  • July 26th-30th
  • August 9th-13th

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