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Video Production Camp

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Video Production Camp is a fun and exciting program that allows students to work directly with professionals in the field of industrial film and video production. Campers produce, direct, light, shoot and edit like the experts as they make their own movies. Students will learn to utilize titles, graphics, music, voice-over and live-action video while developing leadership, communication, project management, creative design and technical skills. Students work in a lab equipped with all the video cameras, production lighting and PC-based editing systems so that they may learn-by-doing as they shoot and edit their own movies. A professional staff of instructors with over twenty years in film, television and video production guides students through a fun and exciting educational experience. Dynamic instructors, a full program of elective activities and the latest production technology provide a nurturing environment with a challenging edge.

We offer a Regular and an Advanced Session of Video Production Camp. Please click on the links below to learn more about the programs.


2015 Video Production Camp Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2015 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.


2014 Video Production Camp Staff Members Include:

Education Unlimited - Elizabeth Bull (Camp Director)

Elizabeth Bull, Camp Director

Elizabeth Bull is a writer and filmmaker. Her writing has been published in various journals, including H.O.W. Journal, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and the LA Review of Books, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She’s worked in original series development at AMC during the creation of “Mad Men and “Breaking Bad,” and has written and directed several short films. Recently, she co-wrote the feature film “Song of Sway Lake,” and regularly collaborates with writers/directors as a reader and guide. Elizabeth has also co-produced two feature films, and a television series for Fuse.

She graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television with a BA and The New School with an MFA. She studied directing at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology on a Rotary International Fellowship and taught writing at the University of Zadar in Croatia on a Fulbright Fellowship.  Elizabeth has taught writing with Education Unlimited for seven years, and started directing the A+ and Emerging Writers Institute programs in 2010.  


Education Unlimited - Aaron Walker (Camp Director and PSAT and Writing Instructor)

Aaron Walker, Camp Director and PSAT and Writing Instructor

 

Dr. Walker earned his B.A. in English with Honors at the Arizona State University (ASU). He acquired both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Southern California (USC).
 
He currently serves as an Assistant Director and Program Specialist with the USC McNair Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Programs, a Division of the USC Office of the Provost. His responsibilities include graduate school advising, teaching writing and research methods, program planning, and fiscal and budget management. 
 
As an instructor, advisor, and coordinator, he has acquired extensive experiences working with high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. He has taught and advised high school students preparing for college, undergraduates preparing for graduate school, and graduate students preparing their research for publications and conferences. The student populations he has served over the years have been truly diverse in every aspect, including: 
domestic and international students; students from historically underrepresented minority backgrounds; students coming from low to high socioeconomic households; students designated as academically gifted; and students with 
distinct learning disabilities. 
 
In the capacity of an academic writing and research methods instructor, Dr. Walker has taught and advised USC Undergraduates (McNair Scholars) and USC Ph.D. Students (EDGE Fellows). He is well-versed on research writing and 
protocols, familiar with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches.
 
Dr. Walker is a distinguished debater, participating in debate teams where he has competed nationally during his high school and undergraduate years. During his last year in high school he was recruited by UC Berkeley, USC, and ASU for 
their debate teams (he decided to attend ASU). As an undergraduate and throughout his graduate school years he assumed a leadership role as a debate coach for high school youth competing in local and national-level debate tournaments. 
 
While at USC, Dr. Walker has designed and taught classes on argumentative writing, research methods, and critical analysis. Between 2006 and 2011, he was an assistant lecturer with the USC Writing Program. In 2008, he began serving 
in an administrative capacity as a coordinator, where he supervised and mentored other writing instructors in course development and management. Additionally, he was a liaison between the Writing Department and USC faculty that 
teach related courses, and was also responsible for attending meetings with department chairs. 
 
 


Education Unlimited - Tracie Laymon (Video Production Instructor)

Tracie Laymon, Video Production Instructor

Recently named to the Independent Film Channel's list of emerging "Icons", Tracie is an independent screenwriter and director hailing from Austin, Texas. She studied Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her own projects have won numerous jury awards at South by Southwest, Memphis International Film Festival, Las Vegas International Film Festival and many others. In 2009, she received a nomination for the Milan International Film Festival Award (considered to be the Italian 'Oscar' of independent film), followed by winning the Award for Short Film of the Year from the Women's Image Network. In 2011, Tracie directed the first ever half hour sitcom for the web "Goodnight Burbank", which featured Dominic Monaghan ("Lost", "Lord of the Rings") and Laura Silverman ("Curb Your Enthusiasm", "The Sarah Silverman Program"). The show premiered on Hulu, where it was acquired by Mark Cuban. He went on to air the entire season on his TV Channel HDNet. Tracie then wrote and directed a featured segment of the anthology film "Girls!Girls!Girls!", which premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival in 2012 and won the jury prize for Best Dark Comedy at the Houston International Film Festival that same year. She also completed two script adaptations for acclaimed Polish director Jacek Bromski. Most recently, Tracie has written a both comedic and dramatic screenplay to serve as her feature- length directorial debut. The script won Best Screenplay at the LA Comedy Festival in December 2013 and advanced to the Top 1.5% of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 2014 (out of over 4,060 feature-length entries). She and her producers Suzanne Weinert (2014 Sundance FILM Hellion) and Ginger Sledge (Richard Linklater's Bernie) are currently casting and plan to shoot the film in Texas in late 2014 or early 2015. Tracie has worked on more than a dozen studio films, independent films and TV shows in many capacities and also worked as a photographer and video journalist for Time Warner News before venturing into film.

 


Education Unlimited - John Propster Jr (Video Production Instructor)

John Propster Jr, Video Production Instructor

John Propster has been involved with Video production since high school.  He has been teaching video production classes since 1987 for San Francisco Unified Schools at Balboa and George Washington High schools.  He has seen video evolve from reel-to-reel tape decks and suitcase sized cameras where editing involved splicing tape manually, to primitive computer editing systems that produced postage-stamp sized videos, to the increasingly smaller and sophisticated cameras and powerful editing systems we have today.  But through it all, his priority for video production has not changed: Tell Your Story. Everything else is secondary.  Through taking classes at BAVC in San Francisco, John keeps current on the latest developments in video production and editing platforms.  John enjoys helping young people discover what stories they have to tell and how to bring them to life through video.



Upcoming Camps

Advanced Video Production

Advanced Video Production Camp offers students entering grades 9 – 12 the unique opportunity to develop multimedia production skills including scripting for video, lighting, directing, shooting, editing and special effects. This advanced camp is perfect for high-schoolers who have already dabbled in digital filmmaking (or even who have attained substantial mastery already) and for those who have completed the basic Video Production...

Video Production Camp

High School Video Production Camp

In the High School sessions of Video Production Camp, campers produce, direct, light, shoot and edit like the experts as they make their own movies. Students will learn to utilize titles, graphics, music, voice-over and live-action video while developing leadership, communication, project management, creative design and technical skills. Students work in a lab equipped with all the video cameras, prod...