Teen Camp - Multimedia

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A summer camp for children and teenagers at the Crater Training Center will be held from July 19 to July 30, 2021, during the summer vacation.

The multimedia teen camp at the Crater Training Center is intended for children ages 12 to 16, and it takes place twice a year, during the winter and summer vacations. During the camp’s two-week duration, our youngest course goers will actively participate in diverse programs, make friends and create original multimedia content each day.

This is an excellent opportunity for kids to try out some of the most relevant computer graphics software of today. Attendees will also learn the principles of photography, videography and animation, film language and directing fundamental art principles, and post-production. The program also includes practical work for attendees to get first-hand insights into the process of developing creative content, from the initial concept to the final video design.

Besides the mentioned, we offer movie screenings in our cinema, a tour of the Crater Studio, an introduction to the production environment and visual effects artists, visits to the city’s cultural institutions, art workshops, and other activities. After attending the camp, children could see their place in creative industries and other vocations of the future bringing together technology and creativity.

Don’t be surprised if your child returns from the camp expressing interest in becoming a digital artist, video game designer, sound engineer, visual effects supervisor, animator, motion graphics artist, or something entirely different but equally exciting.

This summer in our center the children will experience a string of interesting and interactive lectures and become familiar with the basics of working in After Effects and Adobe Premiere, but also with the history of film and visual effects.

A segment of the summer camp program will focus on classical painting, which will help the attendees gain and refresh the universally applicable knowledge of composition, fundamental techniques, and colors.

The multimedia summer camp is largely focused on practical work. Aside from computer graphics and editing, the attendees will also deal with photography, video recording, and drawing concepts for different short formats.

The accompanying activities partially take place outside of the Center facilities, which allows us to plan visits to museums, cultural institutions, and city parks.

One two-week cycle of the camp includes:

  • Interactive lectures on the mentioned subjects
  • Practical work creating video material for a music video and a video commercial
  • Painting workshops
  • Visits to cultural institutions
  • Outdoor activities
  • Film projections at the Crater Training Center cinema
  • A tour of the Crater Studio
  • Daily meals (optional)

The multimedia winter camp will teach your kid teamwork on a unique project, complemented by work in the Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere software.

The cycle is divided into theoretical, practical, and research-based segments. The attendees will use the lectures and the practical work in the company of mentors to become closely familiar with digital and classical art styles and see how closely they are connected and just how much digital art is founded on classical principles. All materials and references used in the camp are derived from the accompanying activities.

The attendees will independently create photographs and videos, and learn how to edit, thus spanning the entire creative process in both the physical and digital space.

The accompanying activities include hikes and visits to different city locations and art institutions. When hiking, children will actively gather references and materials for the assigned projects, keeping the children engaged virtually for the entire duration of the camp. Planned locations include the Kalemegdan fortress, Pančićev park, and the Danube quay (the May 25 bicycle trail), as well as the Yugoslav Film Archive, the National Museum, the Museum of Science and Technology. (In case of any changes to the program, the attendees will be informed in due time).

The 2 weeks programme covers:

  • Studying and working in the software-defined for the cycle
  • Art workshops
  • Visits to cultural institutions
  • Outdoor activities
  • Film projections in Crater Studio cinema
  • A tour of the Crater Studio
  • Daily meals (optional)

After the camp, each child will receive a certificate of attendance at the Crater Training Center teen camp.

Summer teen camp 2021

Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic
Digital Compositor and Motion Graphics Artist @ Freelance

A multi-disciplinary digital artist from Belgrade, Djiri has a combined knowledge of the entertainment and feature film industry, as well as a track record in teaching motion graphics and postproduction for more than four years. An urban culture tour-de-force, he has worked with Mixer Festival, Baraka Cultural Center, FRKA Film Workshop, Nordeus and GameUp and follows closely developments in gaming, movies, DJ-ing, graphic novels, comic books, street photography, motion graphics and 3D. At Crater VFX Training Center, Djiri is the Course Instructor for After Effects,Motion Graphics 2D, Motion Graphics 3D and Teen After Effects courses..

Boris Đurić
Awarded Videographer and Producer

Boris Djuric, author, producer, and journalist, was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He studied at Belgrade University (Psychology) and Belgrade University of Arts – Faculty of Dramatic Arts where he graduated in Management in Culture, Theatre, and Radio, but he mainly worked on television as a journalist, news anchor, and host of various TV shows.
Throughout his carrier in media as a producer, Boris created numerous TV shows, documentaries, commercials, and corporate movies.
His professional experience and passion for teaching Boris contemplated in the book “Public Presenting.”
Boris Djuric is the general manager of his EU based video production agency, but he gladly joined Crater’s teaching team with his Videography course.
Although his professional career is mainly achieved in video production, Boris never cut ties with journalism. He is for seven years and editor in Newswire.net, the US based (Salt Lake City, Utah) news and PR portal.
Mr. Đurić is an educator at heart and he teaches many courses on a variety of subjects, including Filmmaking/Videography at Crater VFX Training Center.

Milka Ostojić
Art pedagogue

Milka Ostojić is an academic painter and art pedagogue. She’s been working as an artist since she was fifteen and she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. She has participated in numerous exhibitions so far and she also manages her own art school “Likovna stvaraonica” where she works with kids of different ages. She’s passionate about life-long learning as she took part in courses led by Maria Montessori and Ranko Rajović. Her patience and communication skills come from working with very young children, as she helps them develop and express their own creative potential. It’s important to bring together all art elements as in composition, contrast and proportions, in order to create digital art.

Marija Rakić Lovrić
Programme coordinator

Marija Rakić Lovrić is an ethnomusicologist with long-term experience in working with children in primary schools, high school and international schools as a Music teacher. She gained substantial experience through working in different NGOs where she organized numerous workshops and kids festivals dedicated to music, art, culture and education (GroArt Fest, Culture for Beginners, Days of European Heritage)

Other lecturers

Saša Živković
Education Manager @ Crater Training Center

With thousands of educated trainees of all ages under his hat, Saša is an expert in IT-related education certified by Adobe and Autodesk. A consistently top-rated Autodesk instructor for Serbia, he was also licensed by the Institute for the Advancement of Education and Training to provide IT training to high school teachers. In collaboration with Computer Library Čačak, he has authored four AutoCAD instruction books.
A multi-talent, Saša also worked on various projects related to stage design, advertising, and business process monitoring software implementation. Formally educated as a Naval Architect at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, he has spent his life expanding his knowledge of computer graphics and its cross-industry applications. At Crater Training Center, he teaches AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD 3D, 3ds Max, Teen 3ds Max, Architectural Visualization, Photoshop, Teen Photoshop, Digital Editing and CreationArchitecture Student Module 1 and Architecture Student Module 2.

Stefan Lakić
Lecturer at course Teen Illustrator
Scholarship: Young Talents of Belgrade
Scholarship: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Member of Association of Film Artists of Serbia (UFUS)

Film and TV Camera graduate turned graphic designer, Stefan holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media from the Bremen University of Arts in Germany and an Adobe Expert certification for Adobe Illustrator. Starting as a camera assistant during his university years, he was awarded Best Student Award for Academic Year 2005-06 at the Academy of Arts Belgrade and went on to receive a talent scholarship from the city of Belgrade. In 2010, he became a Member of the Association of Film Artists of Serbia (UFUS) thanks to his work as a director of photography in documentary movies. After having an internship at Lifestream Creations GmbH in Bremen, Germany, he returned to Belgrade and started working as a freelance graphic designer. He teaches Illustrator, Teen Illustrator, Graphic Design and Printing, InDesign and Architecture Student Module 1 at Crater VFX Training Center.

Stefan Plavšić
Lecturer at courses Teen Maya Essentials and Teen Maya Advanced

Attracted to the 3D modeling and VFX industry thanks to his love of video games, movies, and anime, Stefan is a graduate of the VFX Animation School in Barcelona where he got a Master’s Degree in 3D Modeling. Formerly a 3D artist in Crater Studio and now a freelancer, he owns the company Ensionix, publisher of the competitive photography app PhotoLoot. He teaches Teen Maya Essentials and Teen Maya Advanced courses at Crater Training Center.

For the last seven years, Crater Training Center has been providing education in visual effects and computer graphics for adults and teenagers. The school started as an extension to Crater Studio, one of Serbia’s most successful studios for visual effects and animation in film and television. The team has over 15 years of experience under its belt.

Our school is known for nurturing Serbia’s creative community and giving support to anybody eager to learn new skills. Over the years, we have organized many activities for children and high school students. They include open door days, as well as various events and conferences, both live and online.

One of our many goals is to introduce creative professions in computer graphics to young people. The knowledge and skills they gain at the Crater Training Center will most likely help them direct their interests. Over time, they will be ready to pinpoint the profession they would like to pursue in the future.

  1. When do I have to bring and pick up a child?

The camp runs from Monday to Friday for two weeks. Activities start at 9 AM and last until 4 PM. Yet, we will be happy to welcome your child from 8 AM if it suits you better because of the usual working hours. On some days, the program will last until 5 PM.

  1. Where do the camp activities take place?

Most activities take place at Crater Training Center (Knićaninova 3, Lower Dorćol, Belgrade). At our premises, we have two computer labs, an atrium, and a cinema. In addition, participants will get a chance to visit the Crater Studio for film production and post-production on the upper floor. This way, the participants will gain good insight into the production process at any film studio. Our artists will be more than happy to share their tips on using the best VFX software at the moment.

The program also includes walks, city tours, and visiting various locations important for the nation’s cultural history. During the walks, they will actively collect references and material for their projects.

  1. Who will take care of my child? How many kids are in one group?

The children will work in small groups accompanied by our delightful LECTURERS.

  1. Is prior knowledge necessary to attend the camp?

No prior knowledge is required to participate in the camp

  1. Are meals included?

Children will have their breakfasts at home. Throughout the day, we will provide two healthy snacks, including fruit. With prior notice, we can order lunch from a verified supplier. Children can also bring lunch from home.

  1. Do children need to bring their computers?

Crater Training Center has all the necessary equipment, including cameras, computers, and software. However, we recommend that children bring their mobile phones to take pictures or record material they will later use in the workshops.

  1. How may I contact you:

You can reach us through this number +381114118844, or +381628401100.

Or you can send us an email at school@craterstudio.com

CAMP INFORMATION

TUITION
330 EUR without lunch
390 EUR with lunch
VAT included.

COURSE DURATION
2 weeks, from 9am to 4pm 

REQUIREMENTS
basic computer skills

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