Roll out the red carpet: S&T’s Movie Makers camp open for registration

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On May 9, 2024

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Movie Makers camp participants Garrett Wilson (left) and Shawn Freeman working together to capture footage for their action-adventure film. Photo courtesy of Victoria Hagni.

Registration is now open for Movie Makers, an evening camp offered by the Kummer Center for STEM Education at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Movie Makers takes place 5-9 p.m. Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28. The camp is open to students entering grades 5-8 and grades 9-12. Tuition is $400, which includes all equipment, activities, supplies, and meals. Scholarships are available, but space is limited, and the camp is filling quickly.

The first four days of Movie Makers will focus on the craft of filmmaking, covering topics such as writing for the camera, acting, lighting, audio, directing and the basics of production and post-production. The final session will be a film festival, with screenings of student-produced films, awards and a photo session, complete with a photographer and a red carpet.

“This camp will provide a great opportunity to learn about all multiple aspects of filmmaking, with students working both behind the scenes and in front of the screen,” says Courtney Jones, director of the STEM center. “This camp is a great opportunity for students who learn by doing to engage at their level.”

Movie Makers will be led by Victoria Hagni, an actress and media producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Hagni has longtime ties with S&T as a former media producer for S&T’s Center for Faculty Excellence.

Together with Adam Davis, an audio-visual technical expert, and Stevie Tupper, project manager for Fine Linen Theatre, the three launched Movie Makers Camp in 2022 to provide local children with more hands-on artistic opportunities.  

“Our summer camps started as an idea, as the three of us were eager to help the next generation become great storytellers,” says Hagni. “It’s been wonderful to see how the camp has grown each year, and we’re excited to see what 2024 will bring.” 

For more information, email or call 573-341-6204. Register online at

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit

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