Today we finished up our final youth video camp of the summer. Over the last 3 months, we've been having groups of school kids here at the station teaching them a variety of hands-on skills. Video production, TV and film development, camera use, acting and editing were just some of the subjects. Depending on the focus of the group and the age level, the kids would either work in front or behind the camera (or both). Some classes had the kids in the editing room, out on live shoots, or deep into the hands-on of creating short narratives and documentary films.
Most of the groups of kids came to the station through a joint venture with the Wisconsin Youth Company. Additional groups included the Madison School and Community Recreation, foreign exchange students, Cub Scouts, home schoolers and more.
Below is one of the many short films produced by the students.