Video Production Workshops

KVC Inspires Youth to Think, Dream & Create!

Kids Video Connection teaches and inspires youth to learn, think, dream, create and communicate through the study and application of the disciplines and techniques of video production.  In all our workshops, students create a video project. Our primary goal is to teach youth media literacy which is the ability to understand, analyze, evaluate and create media.  We teach media literacy in all our workshops.  See lists of workshops for children and teens below.

Autobiography video project produced by Alice Heranval, student in the Video Production I Workshop at the DeKalb County Public Library.

 

 

Workshops for Children

Media Literacy & Video Production I – Lights, Camera, Action!
In this workshop, students will be introduced to media literacy concepts and learn the basic procedures of creating a video as they work on their own Autobiography Video Project.  KVC uses the experiential learning model, which emphasizes high achievement through hands-on activities, character growth and self-assessment. Under the supervision of a professional producer, students will write and produce their own autobiography project; this video will be a priceless keepsake to share with family and friends.   Also, students will learn  how to use the video camera.

Media Literacy & Video Production II – Moving Forward!
In this workshop, students will learn how to do scholarly research to obtain information and produce a short video about a “living legend.”  KVuses the project-based learning model which emphasizes high achievement through active learning, problem solving and teamwork.  A media specialist will give a presentation on how to use Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and different databases.  Students will develop planning skills which is the key focus of pre-production while they work as a production team to create a video about a “living legend.”  Students will learn how to use the video camera, composition and camera shots.

Video Production III– International Video Project: Building Bridges
In this workshop, students will discern through media literacy how the media portrays different people, countries and cultures. KVC uses the project-based learning model which emphasizes high achievement through active learning, problem solving and teamwork. Under the supervision of a professional producer, the students will work together as a production team and produce a video letter about their life in America to send to students in another country.  Also, they will communicate with these students via a social media platform in class.

News Literacy & Video Production IV
In this workshop, students will be introduced to news literacy and video production through the project-based learning model which emphasizes high achievement through active learning, problem solving and teamwork. The students will learn how to write news stories and work together as a production team to produce the school’s newscast. Class sessions will include lectures, interviews and students will learn how to operate a video camera.

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Workshops for Teens

Media Literacy & Video Production I – Roll Tape!
In this workshop students will be introduced to media literacy concepts and learn the basic procedures of creating a video as they work on their own Autobiography Video Project.  KVC uses the experiential learning model, which emphasizes high achievement through hands-on activities, character growth and self-assessment. Under the supervision of a professional producer, students will write and produce their own autobiography project; this video will be a priceless keepsake to share with family and friends.  Also, students will learn about different careers in the television and film industry and meet media professionals.

Media Literacy & Video Production II – Moving Forward!
In this workshop students will learn how to do scholarly research to obtain information and produce a short video about a “living legend.”  KVuses the project-based learning model which emphasizes high achievement through active learning, problem solving and teamwork.  A media specialist will give a presentation on how to use Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and different databases.  Students will develop planning skills which is the key focus of pre-production while they work as a production team to create a video about a “living legend.”  Students will learn how to use the video camera, composition and camera shots.  Also, they will learn about different careers in the television and film industry and meet media professionals.

Video Production III – Message behind the Music!
In this exciting and eye-opening workshop, students will learn about media literacy as they research and prepare to interview a singer or vocal group to determine the message behind the music. Under the supervision of a professional producer, teens will apply media literacy concepts and work as a production team to produce a short interview with the artist to discuss the lyrics in their song and the intent of the message in their music.