Popular summer camps for film-video, journalism return

March 01, 2010

The College of Communications will open its doors and share its state-of-the-art facilities and standout faculty with high school students interested in film-video and journalism this summer during Penn State Communications Camps, which will be conducted from July 11 to 15 on Penn State's University Park campus.
Students who choose to participate in the popular summer camps will have the option of selecting from two distinct programs -- film-video or journalism. Students who participate in the weeklong program also may earn college credit.

Information and registration details for the camps may be found at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/communications-camps/ online.

The Penn State Camp for Filmmakers will offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in film and video production. Participants will work with their peers to produce short videos, including writing screenplays, acting, directing, filming and editing.

Students will benefit from access to cutting-edge equipment and from the the expertise of respected, award-winning film-video faculty. A typical day includes classroom activities and discussion regarding narrative structure and storytelling, camera and lighting activities and numerous opportunities for hands-on work.

For the first time this summer, the Penn State Journalism Camp will offer three different "tracks” for specific focus -- multimedia/photojournalism, sports journalism and television news. Each will be part of the same week-long session that allows students to explore their interest in those areas of journalism, develop journalistic skills and get a taste of a career in that field as well as life at Penn State.

Enrollment in the camps is limited, and interested students are encouraged to register early.

  • Summer camps for film-video and journalism provide numerous opportunities for hands-on work.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010