Explore Our 2024 Guide to Gap Year Programs!

    Duke University Youth Programs: Video Production Camp for Middle School


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    Write a Review


    This camp will introduce middle school students to the technical skills involved in video production. Campers will be divided into production groups and will cover pre-production, production, and post-production fundamentals. Find out more!

    Videos will tackle topics from a variety of local options and each group will choose what interests them. Middle school students will learn basic digital camera skills and editing in Final Cut Studio. Fundamental skills covered will include introductions to composition and framing, exposure, lighting, sound design, interviewing, essential editing basics, and post-production finishing.

    Guest speakers will visit from Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and Arts of the Moving Image and will elaborate on several of the concepts taught and will give higher-level insights.

    Some prior experience is assumed, but this camp will cater to all students. 

    • Focused on production of music videos• Interaction with staff from Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies
    • Familiarity and proficiency in Final Cut Studio gained in Duke computer lab
    • Field production skills learning on professional equipment
    • Field trip and production trials at Shadowbox Studio in Durham
    • End-of-program screening at a local venue
    • Strengthening group collaboration skills

    Focus of camp will be lively and fun music video creation. Each camper will take home a hard drive with all the material and the files they create, for future learning and experimentation.