Your Questions Answered
Parents deciding on a summer enrichment activity for their teen girls naturally have many questions. Below, I have listed answers to the most common questions I’ve received about Digital Storytelling of the Pacific Northwest.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What will my daughter learn?
A: She will engage in creative writing, storyboarding, video production, setting up scenes, set design, directing, filming, videography, editing, special effects, and animation.
Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?
A: We accept a maximum of 24 students, or 8 students per teacher.
Q: Your camp seems expensive. Why is it priced at $589?
A: Our camp is two weeks in length. Camp days are six hours long. That’s sixty hours of high-quality instruction in a supportive, small-class setting at less than ten dollars per hour. Considering what our students learn, it’s a bargain!
Q: Is this a new camp? Have you run this camp in the past?
A: Digital Storytelling of the Pacific Northwest is new to Eugene. I co-ran two similar camps in the California Bay Area, in 2015 and 2016. For more information on those camps, please visit Media Poetry Studio’s website.
Q: During the summer, I’d like my daughter to spend some time outdoors. Your camp seems mostly indoors.
A: We will spend approximately ¼ of our time outdoors. We have photography and filming field trips planned for Skinner Butte Lookout and Skinner Butte Park.
Q: What will my daughter have to show for her time at your camp?
A: Your daughter will have several short videos she made herself. She will have had the experience of working in a small, supportive group, of increased self-esteem, and the feeling of empowerment that comes from learning and working in a team-oriented environment.
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