Since 2002 NAMLE member, The Generation Connection (TGC), has partnered with NAMLE Member, The Media Spot (TMS), to teach campers the basics of video production through documenting the camp experience. Small groups that include campers (old and young) each TGC activity, then work with TMS and a team of Jr. Counselor editors throughout the day to edit their footage into the Clips of the Day (CODs). The traditional final camp event is watching the “Clips” with parents, campers and staff, then publishing the clips to the TGC website.
The production process promotes media literacy, by encouraging campers and seniors to think critically about how we can use video to communicate what makes the camp special to their audience. TMS emphasizes the analytical decisions campers and seniors make during filming and editing that will affect the message their audience will take away from these videos. In addition to teaching campers how videos are constructed, these moments help make the CODs an authentic memento that frames what makes TGC experiences so great — like only well-edited video can!
The camp media literacy production process is explained in the TGC year 9 Media Literacy Story video (below).
Resource submitted by NAMLE Member The Generation Connection
The Generation Connection (TGC) is a one-week traveling day camp in East Nashville, TN where older adults and young people ages 8 to 12 participate in a variety of physical and educational activities designed to connect them to their community, the environment, & each other including the production of the “Clips of the Day” designed to teach media literacy concepts through hands-on production of the camp story through daily documentary videos.
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