Much has been written about youth and their media consumption. In Arlington, they have an opportunity to be something more than just consumers — they can become media creators and generate their own high quality content.
Arlington Independent Media (AIM) has offered media training to the community since 1982. In addition to adult and teen programs, AIM offers spring break and summer camps for children as young as eight.
AIM’s Media Production camps are for youth ages 8-13. Working with expert instructors and media professionals, participants will develop story ideas, write scripts, shoot footage, record audio, act in and edit their own short productions. In the process, they will be introduced to the basic concepts of media literacy and critical thinking.
All camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and take place at AIM’s facility in Clarendon.
iPad Movie and Animation Camp
In this one week camp, students learn iPad movie making, stop motion animation and sound effect production while they create several short works.
Spring Break Session — March 26-30
Summer Session — August 6-10
Cost — $299.00
Summer Movie Camps
In this two-week camp, students learn to use professional equipment and work together to develop a story idea, and write, plan, shoot and edit a production that will premiere on the final day of camp.
Session 1 — June 25-July 6
Session 2 — July 9-July 20
Session 3 — July 23-August 3
Cost – $599.00
Radio Production Camp
Campers learn basic audio production, sound effect recording and on-air DJ-ing to create several live and pre-recorded radio programs for air on WERA 96.7FM including a scripted radio play with live Foley sound effects.
Summer Session — August 13-17
Cost — $299.00
For more information, visit www.ArlingtonMedia.org, or phone 703-524-2388.