WINSTON-SALEM -- Winston-Salem teens are spending the next few days learning what it takes to be a documentary film maker. Students from Wake Forest University's new documentary film program are teaching a summer camp program.
Summer camps used to be a time for kids to learn how to fish and take archery, but now simple and affordable technology is giving kids a chance to learn a new skill. It's a three-day camp where students will spend part of the time out in the community shooting video in downtown Winston-Salem. They'll learn what shots are needed to put together a two-to-three-minute video. The other part of their time will be spent editing the piece..
Officials hope the participants will learn what it takes to really tell a story through pictures.
"The goal is to help young people learn how hard it is to make documentaries and also what you can learn from other people," said Luke Woods.
Ultimately, organizers hope this program will give kids some transferable skills, everything from learning to ask questions in an interview to framing shots the next time they pull out the family video camera.