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


  • Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 1315 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309 US (map)

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 movie trailers are made? Discover how to make your movie trailer at MODA’s LEGO Robotics for Aspiring Filmmakers half-day 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. .

Young filmmakers will collaborate to make their own storyboard and set for their trailers using LEGOs, K’Nex, and other tools. They will practice and adopt designer mindsets through rapid prototyping, iteration, and collaboration. They will brainstorm ways to create, build, and develop their robotic creations, and refine them based on the challenges that present themselves throughout the filming process. 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 trailer 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 explore how to add music, create voiceovers, and edit their scenes into a final cut!

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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at MODA, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Tuition: MODA Members: $225 / Non-Members: $250

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.