Moving Image & Media Arts CampsSummer 2021

CATV is pleased to offer 3 new camps this summer!

Enrollment still open for Week 1 (July 12-16) and Week 3 (July 26-30)

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This summer CATV is offering three one-week Moving Image and Media Arts camps for curious creators entering grades 5-8.  Each week will explore a distinct aspect of moving image and media arts creation – from optical toys and celluloid film to digital cameras and green screen effects. Working in teams with the tools in their own hands, campers will experience all crew roles and discover the power of collaboration to translate their visions to the screen. The camp directors are all working film and media artists with extensive experience sharing their passion and their craft with young makers; they will work as a team to offer small-group instruction, with the assistance of a teen camp intern.  Final film projects will be aired in a special showcase on CATV (Cable and Streaming).

Campers may choose half-day (AM or PM) or full-day options.  Discounts in registration fees are available to CATV service area residents, and tuition assistance or waiver is available upon request. All current Vermont state COVID safety procedures will be strictly upheld. 

Weekly Schedule:

8:30am-11:30am  Morning Session

11:30am-1:00pm  Lunch & Outdoor Play (for all-day campers)

1:00pm-4:00pm   Afternoon Session


CATV (in the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center)

1 Gifford Road, White River Junction, VT 05001

Registration Fees:  

$175 Half-Day (regular) / $150 CATV service area residents*

$300 Full-Day (regular) / $250 CATV service area residents*

(*The CATV service area is currently comprised of Hartford, Hartland, and Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH.) 

Tuition assistance or waiver is available upon request.  Please contact

Enrollment:  Limit 10 campers per session
Week 1: July 12-16

Handmade Cinema

Camp Director: Quinn Thomashow

Filmmaking is exploration, seeing the world and expressing its treasures through a creative lens. It requires teamwork, trial and error, and even chemistry! In this film camp kids will make photos out of plants, create “camera-less” movies, use 16mm and super 8 film, and explore nature. Our session will be about both individual and collective creativity. Kids will get access to unique ways of making art and images. Kids will create their very own showcase of their work to share.  It will be a summer camp like no other!   Activities may include:  Double exposure group 16mm film, Super 8 animation live action group filml, developing using compost, pinhole camera making, camera-less film techniques 16mm, optical illusion toy making, shadow and light play, nature dye and ink making, nature walks, nature photos, tie-dying with plants 

Week 2:  July 19-23 

Studio Production 

* Full/Registration closed.  Accepting for wait list only.*
Camp Director: Chico Eastridge

Description:   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.  

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Week 3:  July 26-30 

On Location “Field” Production

Camp Director:  Samantha Davidson Green

Grab a camera and see the world with new eyes!  Learn how to make movies on location.  Venturing to the outdoors, campers will first discover the stories nature is trying to tell through the power of lenses, time-lapse, composition and editing.  Next, campers will script and produce short fiction films on location, transforming familiar architecture into realms of their imagination.  Last, campers will focus their lenses on a social issue in the local community, exploring the power of documentary filmmaking to raise awareness of motivate change.  

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