Broadcast Journalist Camp

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Looking for a new Summer Camp option?

Give your child the unique opportunity to learn from award-winning videographers and journalists at LGW Mediaworks! Our experts are opening the doors of our studio to inspire and educate young minds on creating professional multimedia content. Your child will gain hands-on experience and learn the secrets of the industry, helping them unlock their creative potential in a fun and supportive environment.

Enroll them today for an unforgettable experience!

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Our Summer Camp will provide your child with the opportunity to learn about the media production process and understand all that goes into creating their own Morning Show, Sports Show, or Local Newscast.

We will spark their imagination by creating an atmosphere for bringing their ideas to life on the screen! They will script stories, source b-roll, and conduct interviews.

Broadcast Journalist Camp

Camp Dates:

  1. Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024
  2. Monday, June 24, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024
  3. Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024

Time: Starting at 9 am and concluding at 1 pm.

Included:
Snacks and drinks will be provided
LGW Mediaworks Camp Goodie Bag

Please Provide:
Lunch - please make certain these are labeled with your child’s name.
Laptop OR Tablet - please make certain they know the password

Price: $300 per week / per child

Meet Your Instructor

Award-winning professional video producer and instructor - Alexandra Jenkins

Alex Jenkins

Behind the scenes with LGW pros

Each week, campers will get a chance to have their own, up-close "career day" with a broadcasting professional and learn what they do for a living.

Our LGW staff will share their experiences covering the biggest news, sports and entertainment events over the last 20+ years and explain how award-winning content is produced. With our network of TV friends & family, you never know who might be visiting the studio!

Camp Daily Schedule

Monday - Meet and Greet

Campers will meet their new teammates that they will work with throughout the week. We will jump into a fun icebreaker activity where campers will write fun and interesting facts about each other. Parents, please send pictures and videos to our camp google drive with your camper’s First and Last name.

We will introduce the campers to a digital platform called Canva. This is where they can conveniently create slideshows and edit their photos for free and accessible through a phone or tablet.

Once all campers have completed their paperwork, we will create a short script for the teleprompter. This will give campers their first experience in front of the camera. Part of the video will include playing the pictures and videos parents sent as b-roll.

Tuesday - All about the Shots!

Today, Campers will learn basic camera angles and shots used to film. Using an item they have brought from home or they have found in the studio, campers will make a 30-second commercial using the ten shots they have learned. This will cover basic editing, camera work, as well as an introduction to graphic design because all marketing needs text.

Wednesday - Imagination Station

Campers will learn how to make a news package. After watching a handful of professional news packages, campers will break off into groups.

In their groups, they will decide who will be the photographer, who will be the reporter, and what their news story will be. While the reporter writes the silly fictitious story, the photographer will look up pictures and videos to use as b-roll. The photographer will also double as a witness in the news story, allowing the reporter a chance to work with the camera as well.

The purpose of an imagined news story is to create a fun way to explain Digital Literacy to the campers.

Thursday - Creating a Newscast

With the news stories, introductions, and about me pieces, students will create a mini morning show based around their completed work.

Campers will learn not only how to stack a news show, but they will unknowingly be expanding their vocabulary and increasing their reading skills while writing their scripts.

Campers will be in charge of everything. Campers will use and operate the studio equipment, including cameras, teleprompters, and the Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme. Additionally, they will be the ones showcasing their talent on the show.

The goal is to create a live to tape show, however, if that doesn’t happen we will always fix it in post.

Friday - Show Day

Today is a day of fun. Campers will get to sit back, relax, and enjoy what they have learned. After the show, campers have the opportunity to create funny videos with the green screen, interview each other about their summer plans, and share their thoughts on the upcoming school year.

And OF COURSE watch their completed newscast.

Register here

We have three camp sessions available. Choose the session that you would like to attend and complete the sign up form.