Digital Media Day Camp


Monday June 10th – Friday June 14th

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This summer the WV Uncovered project is hosting a free Digital Media Day Camp here on the WVU campus!

The Digital Media Day Camp will consist of five days of fun-filled media training. Attendees will engage the community as they learn digital media skills that they can take back to their high schools and use in classes and clubs. All of the equipment they use will be provided by the WVU College of Media, and camp classes will be taught by project coordinator and former Charleston Gazette multimedia editor, Mary Kay McFarland, and other project staff.

On the first day, attendees will learn social media basics, and they will set up their own site to host their week’s work. At the end of the camp, they will be able to take this site and the skills they learned back to their schools and local communities, becoming digital media ambassadors. Throughout the week, they will receive hands on experience using top-of-the-line audio recorders, DSLR cameras, and digital camcorders. They will learn photography and video editing techniques and experiment with new narrative forms using free applications and software.

WV Uncovered staff will be live Tweeting live from the camp and keeping parents and school officials up to date on the progress of those attending the camps via social media. On the last day of camp a prize will be given for the best multimedia piece and the blog that best showcases multimedia work.

Since this is the BETA year, the camp will only be offered to five students and one teacher from the three high schools in Monongalia County. We hope to next year open the camp up to high schools around the state of West Virginia.

If you’re interested in attending the 2014 summer camp please email Kaitlynn Anderson at: kaitnanderson@gmail.com

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