LYNDON — Registration is open for a week-long digital storytelling camp July 8-14 at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon for high school students interested in broadcast journalism and filmmaking.
At what is believed to be Vermont’s only such camp, students will work with faculty in NVU-Lyndon’s nationally recognized, award-winning Electronic Journalism Arts program and its Cinema Production program. Students will write across journalistic and cinematic platforms, learn about scripting and storyboarding for projects, and build skills in field and studio production and editing. Working with broadcast-quality cameras and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, students will use NVU’s all-digital HD studio at the Emmy award-winning News 7 station on campus.
The culmination will be a project students will storyboard, write and produce.
“The goal is to give them a really broad look at how to tell stories across the two different mediums,” Electronic Journalism Arts Department chair Meaghan Meachem says. “We’ll give them the basics of how to shoot and how to edit in very simplistic fashion but also give them a little of the television studio experience.”
The $600 camp fee includes campus room and board.