Let’s Make A Movie – Christmas Vacation Movie Camp

Come and learn how to make a short movie!

The students will make a film using all techniques, including screenwriting, character building, blocking, set design, costume design, filming, directing, and acting. After the shooting, we will edit and add music, sound effects, CGI, and credits. Then, we will create trailers and promotional items. All members of the class will get a chance to do every job. The movie will be placed on a private Vimeo link for you to see and share. The movie will also be entered into the Central Coast Filmmaker’s Children’s division of the SLO Film Festival. 

This will be my sixth movie camp; all previous movies have been accepted into a film festival. I am a licensed childcare provider and have made movies with children before as the director of the Central Coast Writers Conference at Morro Bay High Summer Experience.

The camp will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from January 2, 2024, until January 6, 2024.

Camp will be located at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach. The cost is $450 per child (scholarships and grants are available.) Snacks and water are included.

Hold your spot here- limited availability.


Did you ever threaten to run away and join the circus?

It’s 1980, and Gail has decided to blow off her full college ride and become a trapeze artist.

As she finds herself wandering the dysfunctional circus life, she realizes the safety net of the existence she once knew is unraveling, but the show must go on no matter what.

This honest, daring, and sexy story is about mysterious circus culture through the eyes of a young woman with a dream of flying.

The Greatest Of Ease is a roman à clef giving readers a fascinating, detailed view of circus life circa 1980.

Ultimately a story of redemption, The Greatest Of Ease, will make you gasp, laugh and cry. Join Gail on her journey of a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.

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She has self-published two novels and optioned two screenplays and two teleplays. She has a nonfiction book, The Universal Conspiracy (www.theuniversalconspiracy.com) about how the universe collaborates to make everyone’s dreams a reality. Her current novel, The Greatest Of Ease,  is about her time as a trapeze artist in a traveling circus. Her previous novel, Consumed (http://www.amzn.to/1jFEeQH) is the genre of culinary erotica.

Before the plague, she hosted and produced the TV show Taste Buds (www.tastebuds.tv), highlighting the chefs’ talents and restaurants worldwide. She was a food and film critic for twenty years and the executive director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for six years. She has taught many writing and marketing classes at colleges and adult education forums.

Her love for inspiring others has brought her to the path of a professional speaker. She adores sharing her journeys with others by facilitating many workshops, classes, and marketing seminars.

She lives with her husband, who is a wild entrepreneur, two terrible dogs, and a wonderful cat in Pismo Beach, California.