Film Camp [Adults Only] | Summer 2020
October 14-18, 2020
Premiere: October 23
Payment plans available
Who says summer camp is just for kids?
The Actor Factory also offers our fun and valuable Film Camp for Adults! Campers over 18 get to participate in the best of what makes our Film Camp so successful, but geared for grown-ups!
View snippets of demo reels filmed at recent Actor Factory camps. These are only snippets. Actual demo reel scenes run between 45 and 90 seconds each. The above video is provided as a sample of our production quality.
Adults learn film acting techniques, participate in a fast and fun Film Race and gather with loved ones on Sunday evening for a Red Carpet Premiere.
But most importantly, all campers film quality, custom-made demo reels, written and created just for them. By filling out a brief questionnaire in advance, camp staff learn what types of scenes and characters our campers need to have on their demo reels. Writers spend days leading up to camp carefully crafting short scenes or moments to best reflect those requests. After rehearsing and planning scenes with the campers, professional filmmakers are brought in to shoot these demo reels scenes to look as if they are taken from full-length projects, with other campers serving as scene partners. The quality of your demo reel speaks volumes about you as an actor, and The Factory strives to provide you with marketing material that shows you in your best light.
Mix and mingle with fellow campers and camp staff in this beer and wine reception. Receive your camp bags, t-shirts, and scenes for your demo reels, written just for you. Campers will also be divided into teams for the Film Race!
Focus your film acting technique with lessons and exercises in the craft. Rehearse your scenes with scene partners. Prepare your film for the Film Race. (Dinner provided)
Film your demo reel scenes, appear as scene partners in other scenes, and film your short film for the Film Race.
The Red Carpet Premiere. You and a guest walk the Red Carpet, get a photo on our backdrop, and be treated to a reception prior to a screening of all demo reel scenes and our Film Race shorts on The Factory's giant 120-inch HD screen.
You will be emailed your demo reel scenes (one comedy and one drama) plus all of the scenes you appeared in within 2 weeks of camp.
Enrollment fees include your camp swag bag, filled with fun Factory material, a camp t-shirt, and two tickets to the Red Carpet Premiere, as well as a digital copy of your completed demo reel scenes.
The Actor Factory is following all guidelines set forth by the CDC and all health ordinances mandated by the State of Oklahoma and the City of Norman.
- This camp will be divided into 2 groups of 9 people, with only one group permitted in the camp at a time.
- Each person entering the camp each day must fill out and sign a declaration of known health, stating they do not present any symptoms of COVID-19, nor have they been in contact with anyone suffering from or testing positive with the virus.
- Body temperatures will be taken at the door prior to entry.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the studio
- The restrooms will be sprayed and sanitized between each visit.
- Masks must be worn at all times by all actors and crew, except when actors are recording in front of the camera.
- Meals will not be provided at this camp.
Chris Freihofer is the owner, director and founder of The Actor Factory, Oklahoma's largest and most respected on-camera acting studio. He is also the leading casting director for films and commercials in Oklahoma, as well as an established actor, having appeared in such projects as "Friday Night Lights", "Longmire", and a recurring role on "Breaking Bad." Recent casting credits include the films THE TURKEY BOWL, TO THE STARS and THE MUSTARD SEED. He is Oklahoma's only member of the Casting Society of America and has cast for such esteemed directors as Terrence Malick, Francis Ford Coppola, Cameron Crowe, John Wells, William H Macy, Paul Dano, Andrea Arnold, Nick Searcy, John Gulager, Michael Winterbottom and many, many more. He will be available and accessible every day of camp and will co-direct the demo reels.
Award-winning Los Angeles filmmaker and photographer Jeffrey Nicholson returns to Film Camp for the 7th year in a row. His feature film directorial credits include EL COYOTE and SOUL FRACKERS, each in post-production. Many Factory students know Nicholson as an amazing headshot photographer, but his short film SPIRAL, starring Dane Cook, put him on the map as a filmmaker as well, including the short THE DRIFTER, starring Clint Howard and Marshall Bell. Nicholson will be the director of photographer for all camp demo reels, and will co-direct the scenes as well.
Editor & Camp Counselor
Multiple award-winning filmmaker Chris Oz McIntosh returns to camp for the fifth straight year as a camp counselor that will lead the technical instruction of film camp and will serve as the editor of all demo reel scenes having edited the feature film SOUL FRACKERS, directed by Jeffrey Nicholson. McIntosh's first short film MOVIE MAGIC has screened across the country at the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, the USA KidsFest in Dallas, deadCenter Film Festival, Twister Alley Film Festival, and has won top honors at the Bare Bones International Film Festival, TrailDance Film Festival, RedBud Film Festival, Bison Bison Film Festival and many more. McIntosh holds a degree in Broadcast & Electronic Media from the University of Oklahoma. He currently teaches Actor Factory Young Performer Academy.
Jenn Rader is a professional actor (SLEEPING IN PLASTIC, PRICE OF FAME, THE BYGONE) as well as the Casting Associate at Freihofer Casting. She has assisted in the casting of over a dozen feature films and dozens commercials and industrials. She has also assisted in the casting for television projects for Amazon, Netflix and ABC.
At The Actor Factory, she teaches Auditioning for the Young Performer Academy, and assists Chris Freihofer in the Audition for Film & Television class for adults.
Tori returns to camp for the third year in a row. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma and is an instructor at The Actor Factory Young Performer Academy, teaching acting and auditioning and assisting in improv. She is also a casting assistant at Freihofer Casting, having assisted on several feature films, television projects commercials. As a professional actor, Tori has appeared in the upcoming film SLEEPING IN PLASTIC and the Reelz Channel series PRICE OF FAME. She recently produced and starred in the short film STICK UP.
$200 non-refundable deposit is due upon enrollment in camp.
Remaining balance can be automatically charged in two installments, due September 3 & October 3..
Cancellation of enrollment prior to 30 days to the first day of camp is possible as long as The Actor Factory receives the cancellation request in writing by email prior to 30 days before the first day of camp. Forfeiture of deposit is mandatory, but remaining balance will not be charged.
50% refund is available if cancellation is made prior to 14 days before the start of camp.
There is no refund available within 14 days of the start of camp.
Unused camp fees cannot be applied to future classes, intensives, camps or other Actor Factory events.
COVID-19 - In the event The Actor Factory decides the camp must be postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 precautions before the camp has started, all monies, including deposit, will be returned to the participant. Should anything happen to cause the camp to cancel while in progress, money will be returned on a pro-rated basis.