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CPTV/WNPR's Youth Media Workshop

CPTV/WNPR’s Youth Media Workshop; Summer 2009

This exciting, all-new summer program introduces students, ages 12-15, to the fascinating and growing field of media production. This intensive one-week program will provide students the opportunity to collaborate on a short-form production that will culminate in a special preview screening on the last day of camp. Also, these productions may air on CPTV in the fall!
Jay Whitsett, CPTV’s emmy award-winning vice president of local programming will instruct students on all aspects of the complex process of television production from initial concept through screening. Throughout the week, students will also benefit from the expertise of CPTV/WNPR’s media production staff and special guests to maximize their exposure to the “real world” of media production.
In addition to hands-on instruction, students will also have the opportunity to further develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership, commitment, problem solving, and managing responsibility.
Media is a growth industry, especially in Connecticut where the governor has created tax incentives for production studios.  As a result, Connecticut has seen an increase in the number of media-related jobs which is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.  Exposure to careers in media may help students to envision their future in this exciting field!
Workshop benefits:
- Taught by industry professionals.
- Full access to state-of-the-art production facility and equipment.
- DVD of completed project.
- Encompasses all media to include television, radio, web, on-demand, podcast, and mobile.
Workshop Dates:
Session 1:         7/13-7/17, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session 2:         7/20-7/24, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session 3:         7/27-7/31, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session 4:         8/3-8/7, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session 5:         8/10-8/14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Session 6:         8/17-8/21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Class Size:        Maximum - 16, Minimum - 10 per session
Ages: 12-15 years (students must be 12 years old by the first day of selected session)
Location: Connecticut Public Broadcasting studios, 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
Program Cost: $975 (per one-week session).  $300 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Additional Information: Students must provide their own lunches.  Drop-off begins at 8:30 am.  Aftercare available until 5:30 pm for an additional fee of $125.

Register today!  Click here to print a workshop application.

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