Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 1, 2011

TV30 offering summer camp in video production

Training open to middle, high school students

Tri-Valley TV Community Television is offering a summer camp for middle and high school students who are considering a career in video production.

The 20-hour TV day camp includes an introduction to studio production, field production, writing, producing and digital video editing. Participants will work within a group to produce a TV program.

Two sessions will be offered to campers with the first taking place from June 13-17 and the second from Aug. 8-12. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in each session. The fee is $495 and registration is limited. The camp sessions were sold out well in advance in the last two years they have been held.

For the past two years, students have produced one-hour specials that aired on TV30 titled "Tri-Valley Youth View."

"Students not only had the opportunity to work with our staff at a real television station, but interviewed two mayors, an up-and-coming rock band, the editor of the Pleasanton Weekly and others," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley TV.

"We were fielding calls all year long from the positive buzz created by last year's camp, and this year's camp will be just as exciting," she added. "Our staff enjoys working with the students, and some of the students have gone on to working with us at the station. It is a win-win for all."

In addition to providing valuable hands-on experience in television production, Tri-Valley TV Camp will give students an overall picture of the production process, help prepare them for related courses in video, and provide an edge for their future in the television industry.

Experienced Media instructor Mitch Eason will be returning as camp director.

The camp is located at the Tri-Valley Community Television Studios of TV28, TV29 and TV30 on the grounds of the Pleasanton Unified School District, 4663 Bernal Ave., Suite B, in Pleasanton. For more information and to register, visit the Tri-Valley TV website at www.trivalleytv.org or phone the station at 462-3030.

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