Hear from MS-IMC student and camp counselor Kaitlyn Lopez about all the experiences our students shared at this year’s program.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.— Benjamin Franklin
Sports and Adventure Media Camp was one to remember! After checking into our room at Oakland Hall, we headed to the Media Innovation Center. We began by learning storytelling from Professor Emily Corio. These skills would set us up to create our final projects later in the week. We then took a tour of the football stadium. It was so neat to see the field from the press box and learn what it takes to make a memorable game day experience! We then met with Sarah Ramundt, a WVU Athletics Senior Video Producer. She was able to teach us sports video editing using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. We created our own short clip featuring WVU basketball players. We finished the night with basketball and activities!
Our second day very busy! We had an early start by leaving our dorm at 7:15 a.m. to go ziplining. We traveled to the WVU Outdoor Education Center to capture footage for our final projects using Go Pros. After getting our harnesses and helmets, the tour guides showed us the ropes on how to safely glide through the trees. It was so much fun to see the beauty of West Virginia from a new point of view. We gathered shots of one another soaring through the sky to put together a journalistic or branded content video. After ziplining, we visited the downtown WVU campus and learned more about what the University has to offer. During our tour, we stopped by The Daily Athenaeum, the student-run newspaper. We got to have an inside look at how students write and publish content for the university and Morgantown community. We headed back to the Media Innovation Center and played with the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality system. This innovative technology is changing how people tell stories! We concluded the day with a social media graphics workshop with counselor Maura Flynn. Then, headed to the Student Recreation Center to burn off some energy with basketball and badminton!
To start our final day, we began by editing our final projects. We used Adobe Premiere to sequence our video clips and add in music. Also, we wrote and recorded voiceovers in the studio to complete our videos. To finish off camp, we presented our projects to our friends and family! Head to each student’s individual web page to see the final products of their time at WVU Sports and Adventure Media Camp 2019.