Purdue University North Central will offer its Communications Camp for high school students at a reduced rate thanks to sponsorship and underwriting provided by the PNC Communication Department and Office of Advancement have lowered the registration fees from $299 to $99 per participant.
The camp will take place at the PNC Westville campus Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. A screening party for the students, as well as their invited friends and family members, will be offered in the evening on Friday, June 26. Camp registration includes lunches and snacks for each day of the camp as well as all supplies and materials, in-program transportation, an official camp tee shirt and drawstring backpack. The registration deadline is June 15 at 4 p.m. CT. Seating is limited.
Participants will develop video projects from pre-to post-production and will learn how to script, storyboard, shoot and edit. Participants will work through the process of planning and directing video, including finding the best camera angles, determining the best way to light a scene, which digital editing effects to include and more.
They will learn basic video shooting techniques including the types of shots, effective camera movement and angles. By the end of camp student will, have the ability to create short videos that can be shared with through various mediums, such as Facebook and YouTube.
Participants will also travel as a group to Lakeshore Public Media in Merrillville and WSBT-TV in South Bend to witness how programs are created, both in the studio and in the field. They will interact with practitioners in such areas as public relations and web production.
The camp will be led by Dr. Jeff Shires, PNC associate professor of Communication. He has designed the experience to give students a range of experiences in video communication.
Shires explained, “Our program is designed to be a hands-on experience with video production where students will learn how to produce their own short stories.”
PNC will provide participants with the video equipment and software needed to engage in this hands-on program.
Shires recommends that students also bring the devices they intend to use to capture video footage after the program ends so that he and the counselors can help them with applying the techniques they will learn during the camp. These devices may include personal video equipment such as camcorders, smartphones, camera phones, flip cameras and similar devices.
To obtain further information or to register, visit http://www.pnc.edu/gel/K-12 or contact the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at (219) 785-5343. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Marie Foster at (219) 785-5698. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cassandra Boehlke at (219) 785-5748.