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GT: LEGO Robotics for Aspiring Filmmakers (Rising 5th to 7th Grade)


  • Georgia Tech College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)

GT: LEGO Robotics for Aspiring Filmmakers (Rising 5th to 7th Grade)

Do you love LEGOs and robots? Do you like to take pictures and film the world around you? Have you ever wondered how movies are made? Discover how to make your own short film at MODA’s LEGO Robotics for Aspiring Filmmakers camp! Please note this camp is for rising 5th to 7th grade students who have attended a previous MODA LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics summer camp.

In this camp participants will go behind the scenes and experience the filmmaking process first-hand. Using LEGO Robotics, budding filmmakers will build, prototype and design robots to star as characters in their movies. They will code and develop their robots to move, interact, and respond to different scenes and in the world around them.

Throughout the week, campers will work in design teams to create their own group films. They will develop storyboards to map out scene sequences and design custom characters together. The teams will also design sets and use LEGOs, K’Nex, and other prototyping materials to make their own unique backdrops!

Campers will practice and adopt designer mindsets through rapid prototyping, iteration and collaboration. They will brainstorm ways to create, build, and develop robotic characters, and refine them based on the challenges that present themselves along the way. Campers will have to think like directors in order to overcome obstacles that could interfere with filming.

They will make their directorial debut by shooting the scenes of their film using GoPros attached to their robots to capture incredible sights and angles! At the end of the week, campers will be introduced to Filmora - a free film editing software, where they will add music, create voiceovers, and edit their scenes into cohesive films!

Join us again later in the summer for a movie premiere at MODA, complete with yummy snacks. Following the premiere, each camper will leave with a copy of their film to take home.

Campers will:

  • Adopt design and engineering mindsets
  • Learn about story creation and storyboarding
  • Work collaboratively to build sets
  • Learn how to shoot and edit their own individual and group scenes
  • Learn how to code using the common block palette
  • Expand their knowledge of Lego Robotics
  • Develop creative confidence

This is a week long camp for rising 5th to 7th grade students that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.

Tuition: MODA Members: $445 / Non-Members: $495

Please note: Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562

Minimum Enrollment: Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least one month prior to the start of your camp session.

Food Allergies: Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Special Needs: Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! Please contact Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.

Once campMODA confirms your camper's enrollment:

  • Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the $100 non-refundable registration fee (Amount paid - $100 non-refundable registration fee = Refund).
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.
  • If you have any last minute emergencies, do not hesitate to contact MODA's Education Coordinator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.