Summer Clubs

Creativity Starts Here!

Dan Hallissey, Dedham Television's Director of IT, Operations, and Training, teaches the kids video production at our Summer Camps.

Dan Hallissey, Dedham Television’s Director of IT, Operations, and Training, teaches the kids video production at our Summer Clubs.

If you are the proud parent of a future Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, M. Night Shyamalan, Penny MarshallSteve McQueen, or Justin Lin then come the summer let your child spend a week at one of Dedham Television’s amazing Summer Clubs for young filmmakers!

All throughout the summer at our Media Engagement Center, our award-winning cinematographer and Director of IT, Operations, and Training, Dan Hallissey teaches a unique version of his adult-oriented From Scene to Screen Video Production Masterclass geared for children generally from 5th through 10th graders.

The class is 5-day hands-on workshop that begins at 9AM and runs through 1PM with a half hour for lunch. There are many weekly sessions starting from July through August.

Participants in the Summer Camps get to work on their own episode of a video production project called Dedham’s Got Talent!

The episode is then aired on Dedham Television’s Education Channel as well as uploaded for Video-on-Demand on our School Spaceπ VOD platform.

The skills students learn in this class are:

The kids have a lot of fun at our Summer Camps. Here they are playfully fighting over Anne Reardon, our Summer intern!

The kids have a lot of fun at our Summer Clubs. Here they are playfully fighting over Anne Reardon, our Summer intern!

  • Understanding video cameras and equipment
  • Basic videography skills from camera setups, microphones, to lighting
  • Staging a real video production shoot for Dedham’s Got Talent (framing shots, blocking scenes, directing actors, etc.)
  • Learning how to import digital video into a computer for editing
  • Learning the basics of video editing with Final Cut Pro X
  • Learning the basics of post-production enhancements to video such as visual effects with Adobe After Effects
  • Learning how to export, distribute, and upload a completed digital video project

At the end of each session, students receive a Certificate of Completion in A to Z TV Summer Camp and a DVD of their class video project (an episode of Dedham’s Got Talent with them in it!) from their instructor.

At Dedham Television's Summer Camps, kids get hands-on experience setting up actual shoots in our main studio.

At Dedham Television’s Summer Clubs, kids get hands-on experience setting up actual shoots in our main studio. Pictured here is a recording of one of Dedham TV’s real shows ‘Oneness and Wellness’ with the kids helping the production.

Also lunch (usually pizza), soft drinks, and snacks are provided daily for our students!

To learn more about Dedham Television’s Summer Clubs contact our Director of Training.

Click on the gallery images below to see more of The MEC!