What is Outlast Film Camp?
Outlast Filmmaking Camp is a volunteer based camp that teaches filmmaking skills from pre-production through post. We service students who do not have the opportunities to engage in art and cinema on a daily basis, and as a result, often have their stories and the stories of their people told for them. During camp, students will learn the basics of cinematography, directing, editing, sound and art department. They will be introduced to a diverse range of filmmakers and cinematic styles, and will then write, direct, shoot and edit a short project.
The goal of the camp is to give the students the tools to tell the stories that they want to tell. Every activity is centered on fostering the creativity and the confidence needed to produce the films they want to make. Our aim is to lay the foundation for the next generation of Indigenous and Minority filmmakers, while teaching valuable skills, such as collaboration, organization and attention to detail.
Outlast, a synonym for survive, persevere and continue, is meant to provoke the idea and confidence in overcoming and continuing to grow from circumstances that are out of our control. When the students enroll in our camp, we want to give them additional tools to combat the issues they face on a daily basis. Outlast acts as a reminder that together we can outlast
anything and everything that is thrown our way.
That's why Outlast always has been and always will be completely free for the campers. All they have to want to do is show up and we provide the rest.
Where's the money going?
-Renting professional production gear, including camera, sound, lighting and grip gear so that the students can create the highest quality films possible.
-Art supplies for set decoration, props, makeup and costumes.
-Housing / Transportation for mentors and guests
-Food (breakfast, lunch and snacks for campers)
-Car and Van rentals to pick up and drop off campers
-Camp field trips
-Camp games, parties and activities (its not all work, there’s lot of play!)Who are the Outlast Directors?
Outlast was founded and is currently run by young Women and People of Color. We recognize that there is an absence of minority voices in film and media and we work together to inspire the next generation of Indigenous/Minority children and teens.
While film is what we teach, we aim to make Outlast about much more than that. We seek to inspire, engage and instill confidence in all of our campers. We are building friendships that last long beyond our week at camp.
LaTerrian - Founder/Camp Director
LaTerrian is a graduate of The University of Southern California's Film and Television Production program. Since graduating, LT has worked in the camera department on various film productions, including Spiderman: Homecoming, Black Panther, Transformers: Bumblebee and HBO's True Detective Season 3. She's pursuing a career in cinematography / documentary filmmaking but also has a passion for non-profit management and community service.
In her free time, LT enjoys traveling, having been to Japan, Thailand, Morocco, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Portugal. She's also a musician and has played violin since 5th grade. Shelby - Co-Director
Shelby Treichler grew up in Lexington, NC with a big family, lots of pets and lots of land to roam. In 2007, she moved to Wilmington, NC to study film at UNC-Wilmington where she graduated with an honors degree in film and theatre. She's been working in narrative film and tv since then, first in Wilmington and then in Atlanta. Shelby started in Art Department and then moved to Props Department.
Though she loves crafting fiction she's been wanting to make a move to documentary for some time. This desired move has been partially inspired by her travels. In the past 5 years she's taken a month long train trip around the US, spent time hiking in Colorado, Utah and California, traveled to Ireland, Peru and just spent a month trekking in Nepal. Shelby has met so many amazing people and heard so many amazing stories, stories that should be shared.Mato - Associate Director
Mato Standing Soldier is an Oglala Lakota filmmaker/part-time chef extraordinaire from South Dakota. He’s currently in his sophomore year at the University of Southern California, where he’s studying Cinema and Media Studies. When he’s not in the library, Mato enjoys making music, watching food documentaries, and calling his mom to gossip about the newest movies out in theaters.
As Associate Camp Director of Outlast, Mato is tremendously excited to once again mentor and collaborate with the talented youth of Pine Ridge. August can’t come soon enough! Previous Projects Made by Students from Pine Ridge
"Wokiksuye" - Frank Waln
"We Are Made of Stars" - Tanaya WinderThe Cure
Dream Without Fear
Thank You to our past and present donors. This would not be possible without you generous and continued support.
Visit www.outlastfilmcamp.com for more information and to see our previous years camps.