We’re looking forward to an uproarious time with the 20 young people signed up for this week for the RCTV/Writers & Books Summer Camp!
Each summer, we partner with Writers & Books to offer two camps that trains kids on media production and literacy. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome 20 kids from age 9-12 who have enrolled. The first day, the kids learn a lot of the technical terms such as the language for camera angles and types of shots. The rest of this week, the kids will learn how to use the cameras in RCTV’s TV studio as they discover how to produce a TV program. They’ll also make a video submission that will be entered in James Kennedy’s 90-Second Newbery Youth Film Festival. They’ll choose a Newbery Award or Honor book and turn it into a 90-second-ish video. The students always have a hard time selecting just one book to do but once they decide, hilarity arises as they produce the work! In past years, the works created in this camp were screened at the 90-Second Newbery Film festival in New York City.
The class is being taught by RCTV’s Joshua Bloodworth and Rashida Washington, by Writers’ & Books’ Jess Zeidman. They are assisted by youth assistant counselors Danielle Llewellyn, Nicole Llewellyn and Madison Ross.
If your child is enrolled this week, ask him or her to tell you what the difference is between an ultra closeup and a medium shot or the difference between a pan and a zoom!
Our next Writers & Books Camp, scheduled for August 18 – 22, is designed for young people ages 13 to 16. There are still a few openings available for this second camp, so if you know a young person who would like to take this camp, please share the link!
P.S. Parents and Guardians: If your child is enrolled this week, ask him or her to tell you what the difference is between an ultra closeup and a medium shot or the difference between a pan and a zoom!