Workshop to get high school educators' cameras rolling

Lights! Camera! Action! Fort Hays State University's Information Networking and Telecommunications Department is giving the final casting call for its Video Boot Camp for Educators. No auditions are necessary.

The Video Boot Camp for Educators, July 24-27, is a four-day workshop covering the basics of video production. It is designed for high school teachers who wish to improve their skills and get ideas for classroom exercises.

Participants will learn about preparing for the shoot, composing dynamic and effective shots, selecting the proper background for a subject and lighting for the green screen. Other topics -- such as white balance and color temperature, exposure techniques, negative space and proper eye line level, three-point lighting and basic lighting set-ups and interview techniques -- will also be covered.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn their digital video cameras inside and out, with sections about camera techniques, audio and menu functions.
In order to maximize their learning during the workshop, participants will need to bring their own cameras, tripods and microphones.

Space is limited for the Video Boot Camp. The $250 registration fee includes the course and all of the materials for the four-day workshop.

The possibility of scholarships exists for educators from areas served by Nex-Tech and Rural Telephone.
The deadline for registration is July 10.

For more information about the workshop and scholarships, contact the INT Department at (785) 628-5373 or

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