Here at SOCAPA we constantly strive to be the best at what we do, which is provide summer intensives in the arts while engaging students in a fun, productive and enriching summer experience. This is our focus - programs for teenagers. This is all we do, and we build upon our programs each year.
As you compare programs, please ask yourself some of the following questions:
Can I watch samples online of the students’ work that is produced during the summer programs?
If you can, please compare them to what we do at SOCAPA. Make sure you are comparing work done by students in your age group enrolled in a similar short-term summer program and not work done by adults in a one to four year program. Visit our YouTube page and our Facebook page to see samples of our student work!
Do I get a compilation of my summer work and that of my classmates?
At SOCAPA we go to great lengths to make sure each student leaves the program with access to all their summer productions. Film and Photo students bring their own work home with them on the hard drive that they bring to camp. We also host a Portfolio Page for each student, which hosts the final projects of each student. You also have access to a compilation work of your classmates, so if you performed in or crewed on a friend’s film, you have that too.
Do I get to write, direct and edit my own films or do we just make group projects?
At SOCAPA you make one film of your own per week of attendance.
ACTING FOR FILM:
Do I leave the program with a portfolio of my on-camera acting, including a professionally written scene which is photographed and edited by one of my instructors (3 week students)?
Do I get headshots? Do I prepare a monologue or scene for use as an audition piece?
Do I get to use my own camera and enlarger during the program? Can I learn both 35mm and Digital Photography? Do I learn Studio Photography, including lighting? Do I get to work with a camp full of actors, dancers, musicians and filmmakers and build up my entertainment portfolio?
Do I leave the program with a music video that features my dance performances? Do I get headshots? Do I get an opportunity to present my own choreography? Do I get a chance to see professional dance groups and shows?
We hope you will join us!