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DMA’s 2011 Summer Camp Kick Off – Stanford, Drexel, Harvard and More

The wait is finally over! Summer has started and that means Digital Media Academy summer camp is in full-swing at two of DMA’s prestigious campus locations. Campers attending DMA’s summer camp at Stanford University arrived in Palo Alto, CA over the weekend. While over on the East Coast, DMA campers started the computer and digital arts camp in Philadelphia, at Drexel University.


Campers at Stanford in the Digital Filmmaking program get personalized instruction.

Creating The Future
Digital Media Academy’s professionally taught programs are in full swing – and that means an explosion of creativity is happening right now. Student campers are learning how to design video games…how to create professionally produced movies…build amazing web sites…how to make an app for iPhone or Android…how to shoot digital photos like a pro…to program a robot or computer, and become skilled at music production or image editing, using Photoshop. These campers are not only having fun, they’re creating the future!

DMA has computer and digital media camps, and academies summer camp locations in the United States and Canada. Locations like Harvard University, UCLA and the University of Chicago. In coming weeks, DMA Summer 2011 programs will also start summer programs at the University of British Columbia (starting July 4th), UC San Diego (July 11th), George Washington University (July 11th), University of Texas at Austin (July 11th), and Swarthmore College (July 25th).


It’s not summer camp without a break to go outside and enjoy some time making friends.

No matter where you’re coming from, with campuses across the United States (in California; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania; Texas; Illinois; Washington, D.C.) and in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Digital Media Academy has the perfect location to and program to accommodate everyone.

With world-class instructors and hands-on training with the latest equipment and software, a DMA summer camp experience is like no other! You not only learn while at camp, but also grow personally and professionally. Making friendships that can last a lifetime are just the icing on the cake! It’s no wonder that Digital Media Academy is the first and only choice of summer camp students and their parents.


From film editing to gaming, DMA covers it all! Here an instructor shows a student one of Final Cut Pro’s great features.

It’s Not Too Late to Register
Camp may have already started but there are still openings for great courses and training sessions.Visit Digital Media Academy for more information about registering. And make your summer count!

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DMA Training Courses Changed My Life : 3d, Animation, Film, and Special Effects

Written by Albert Frates : DMA Teen Alumnus

Throughout my three summers spent at Digital Media Academy, I have met many new people, that share common goals, and interests.  I have grown more aware of the different aspects of digital media, and have been inspired by both instructors and other students.  However DMA has brought me more than inspiration, and new friends.  It’s brought me a solid footing for my future.

I began at DMA summer 2006 only fourteen years old at the time. I took Maya I with Adam Watkins, knowing very little about Maya, or what could be achieved.  In less than a week Adam had brought the  class out of the unknown, and into what I would call my first true steps of digital media at a professional level.  Opening many new doors I began to pursue other aspects of media, (Film, Animation, TV, Games, Web Design, etc…).  The following school year I worked on many media projects, for my school.  Live event recording such as Graduation, and sporting events was the beginning. Later entered into a student film festival. Using Adobe After effects, and Final Cut Pro for the first time I managed to craft what would be a festival winner.  Knowing this was something to potentially pursue I went back to DMA summer 2007.  Taking classes that both focused on After Effects (Motion Graphics, and Compositing) with Betsy Kopmar, and Hands on Digital Filmmaking with Travis Schlaffman.  (On a side note I recommend both courses).  Sure enough I was right that fall I was had met up with a producer on a school trip in Seattle who was working on live events for DECA (A High school organization for business and marketing students).  After talking to him briefly during a seminar he had invited me to come check out the production backstage.  Getting to sit in on, and at one point help out with the production I was offered an internship at the end of the show for the next conference in spring.  This is where I love to point out that this would not have been possible without Digital Media Academy playing a role in my past.  Because of the tools, and concepts learned at DMA I was fluent working in a professional environment at at the age of sixteen when the challenge of a live production was presented to me I was able to tackle it without any issues.  My point is it’s never to early to start achieving your goals, especially with DMA.

On a last note which is something I kinda blew off at the start of this post.  Friends and connections you make at Digital Media Academy, is possibly one of the best parts of DMA.  The more people anyone knows in life the better off they are, and once again most of the people at DMA will share goals, and interests that you do.
It’s never too early to start, achieving your goals.

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