Camp-in-a-Box: Cameras in Kamloops

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A self-directed program on analog and digital filmmaking.

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The Cinematheque, in partnership with Kamloops Art Gallery and Kamloops Film Society, presents a 5-day filmmaking program for youth.

Camp-in-a-box: Cameras in Kamloops engages youth with local art culture through a series of activities that encourage experimentation and exploration of both contemporary and historical optical technologies.

Using their smartphones and materials provided in a camp-in-a-box format, participants will explore exhibitions at the Kamloops Art Gallery and respond creatively through photography and filmmaking. The program is designed to be completed over 5 days, with each activity clearly labeled and instructions provided in the box. Cameras in Kamloops is an asynchronous self-directed program, meaning that participants will complete activities in their own time (i.e. there are no scheduled Zoom meetings or live webinars). However, if you run into problems – or even just need to brainstorm ideas – facilitators from The Cinematheque will be happy to help! You can reach us at any time at and we will answer by email or set up a Zoom call.

This program was designed for youth aged 14 and up, though younger participants are welcome to join if they have assistance from a parent/guardian/older friend or sibling.

Your box includes:

  • A Holga pinhole camera and 35mm or 120 film (depending on availability)
  • Materials to make thaumatrope and zoetrope animations
  • Daily handouts providing instructions for each day's activities
  • Instructions and license to download the paid version of Filmora 9 editing software – for free!
  • Prepaid envelopes for developing film from your Holga cameras
  • Swag from The Cinematheque and the Kamloops Art Gallery: T-shirt, USB stick, stickers, and more!

Cameras in Kamloops will provide participants with the skills and materials required to execute projects using both digital and analog technologies, which they can continue to use after the program is completed.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must supply their own smartphone.

This program is generously sponsored by Telus STORYHIVE.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt


Explore cameras and movement: pinhole camera overview, thaumatrope and zoetrope animations, virtual tour and artist talk from Donald Lawrence's Casting the Eye Adrift exhibition


Pre-production planning for your experimental short film


Shoot your short film


Edit your short film and share your final project!

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