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 Club.

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

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.

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 Club. Here they are playfully fighting over Anne Reardon, our Summer intern!

Participants in the Summer Club 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 to our Vimeo channel.

The skills students learn in this class are:

  • 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.)

 

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

At Dedham Television’s Summer Club, 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.

  • Learning how to import digital video into a computer for editing
  • Learning the basics of video editing with Final Cut Pro
  • 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 and a DVD of their class video project (an episode of Dedham’s Got Talent with them in it!) from their instructor.

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

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

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