Media Arts jamCAMPsSummer 2022

Creativity + Media Literacy + Community

What’s your media jam?  Whether it’s a TV show, news, music video, animation, or yet to be discovered, CATV’s summer camps give you media tools and the crew to help you create.  Each week offers a unique focus aimed at different age groups with a shared foundation in multimedia production skills.  We will be based out of the Briggs in White River Junction, VT with field trips on foot in the area.  Camp directors are media-making professionals supported by teen and young adult counselors.  We hope COVID-19 conditions will allow a mask-free summer, but we’ll be ready to adapt!  Maximum capacity: 15 (minimum 5)

Monday-Friday June 27-July 1


jamCAMP:  Studio Production

Can’t tell a gimbal from a gobo? No problemo!  Learn the fundamentals of studio production from vlogs to live news broadcasts. Get hands-on experience working with lights, sound, green screens, and a slew of other gadgets and gizmos. Be a grip. Be a gaffer. Be an audio tech. Be a cinematographer.  Be an actor.  Be yourself!  Make friends and make a show.

Entering grades 5-9

9am-3pm at the Briggs, S. Main St., White River Junction, VT  ($300)

Directed by Chico Eastridge, Senior Producer, CATV

Tuesday-Friday  July 5-July, 8

jamCAMP:  Music Video Production 

Jam with Fiddle Ninja Jakob Breitbach and Jes Raymond to create rockin’ music videos!  Campers get their hands on cameras, sound, editing and effects to learn studio music concert production, including live-streaming.  Then, using their recordings, they’ll shoot and edit music videos. Music background a plus but not required!

Entering grades 5-9

Directed by Jakob Breitbach and Jes Raymond

9am-3pm at the Briggs, S. Main St., White River Junction, VT ($250/4 days)

Monday-Friday  July 11-July 15

jamCAMP:   Breaking News – Multimedia Journalism 

Report the news for TV, print, radio/podcasting, and the web!  Picking beats of interest to them, campers learn responsible journalistic practices by doing it themselves under the mentorship of locally and nationally recognized journalists who will share techniques for conducting interviews, verifying sources, evaluating “truth, and making strong creative choices of form and content to achieve engaging storytelling of service to the public.  By week’s end campers will produce a multimedia news digest for the public,  Together we will contemplate essential questions, such as: What are the roles and responsibilities of “the media” in our democracy?  What makes a good story?  How do we know “truth” in reporting?

Entering grades 8-12

Directed by Tamsin Orion, Documentary Filmmaker

Guest journalists include Maggie Cassidy, VTDigger, Jim Kenyon, Valley News, Rob Gurwitt, Daybreak, and Elizabeth Wilcox, author and journalist

9am-3pm at the Briggs, S. Main St., White River Junction, VT ($350)

Monday-Friday July 18-22


jamCamp:  Animation

Campers create their own animated characters and worlds through a variety of animation techniques, including stop-motion, claymation and motion-capture!

Entering grades 5-9

Directed by Jordyn Fitch

1-4pm at the Briggs, S. Main St., White River Junction, VT

($175, afternoons only)

Monday-Friday July 25-29

jamCamp:  Martial Arts Movie Making Camp at Okinawa Dojo

(NOTE:  Registration for this camp only is handled directly through Okinawa Dojo.)

Would your child like to be a martial arts movie hero? (Or villain, maybe?)

In this popular camp, our instructors will help students create, rehearse, and film their very own martial arts movie.

Okinawan Karate Academy will partner with a professional filmmaker from CATV for this special camp.

Open to ages 6 and up, beginner to junior black belt.

 9-11:30am at Okinawa Dojo, Lebanon NH

Tuition is $199 plus $25 tech fee