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Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - May 11, 2012

TV Camp -- a hot program for teens

Videographers produce 'Youth View' show

Is your son or daughter thinking about video production as a career? If they are in middle or high school, you might want to sign them up for Tri-Valley Summer Camp.

TV Camp, offered by Tri-Valley Community Television, is 20 hours and includes an introduction to studio production, field production, writing, producing and digital video editing.

Now in its fourth year, TV Camp has sold out the past three summers. Registration is now open for the two sessions, June 11-15 and Aug. 6-10. They will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day, and the fee is $495.

For the past three years, students have produced a one-hour special that aired on TV30 titled, "Tri-Valley Youth View."

"Students not only had the opportunity to work with our staff at a real television station, but have interviewed mayors, congressmen, up-and-coming rock bands, newspaper editors and others," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley TV. "Our staff enjoys working with the students, and some of the students have gone on to working with us at the station. It is a win-win for all."

In addition to providing valuable hands-on experience in television production, Tri-Valley TV Camp gives students an overall picture of the production process, helps prepare them for related courses in video, and provides an edge for their future in the television industry. ROP Media instructor Mitch Eason will be returning as camp director.

The camp is held at the Tri-Valley Community Television Studios of TV28, TV29 and TV30 on the grounds of the Pleasanton Unified School District, 4663 Bernal Ave., Suite B, in Pleasanton.

For more information or to register, visit the Tri-Valley TV website at www.trivalleytv.org or phone the station at 462-3030.

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