Session Title: Production & Filming of the Redstone Elementary Newscast
Presented By:  
Austin Gross, Olga Rainosek and last year's 5th grade  RSE News Crew 
Campers Should Pack:
  • Essential Toolkit: Your Laptop (don't forget a charger)
  • Energize: Trail Mix (or preferred snack)
  • Refresh: Water Bottle (make sure it has a lid)
  • Knowledge: Don't forget your brain (be ready to collaborate)!
Session Objectives:
  • Objectives: Learn the components of producing a newscast using an iPad and a simple green screen.  Students will demonstrate and answer questions about the bi-monthly process of creating a student initiated and led production.
Session Agenda:
  1. Welcome / Introductions 
  2. How the idea came about - Austin 
  3. Logistics on the tech - Olga
  4. Student Job duties - RSE Crew
  5. Planning the production
  6. Filming a 2 minute Geek Camp News Brief - Interview participants
  7. Post production viewing
  8. Closing - Viewing final product
    1. Debrief
    2. Feedback
    3. Fill out the Survey
Session Resources:
  • Reversable Green/Blue Screen - This is the green screen we used during this session.  It lists on Amazon for approx. $52.
  • Studio Lights - These are a similar type of softbox light kit used during the session.  It lists on Amazon for approx. $90.
  • Green Screen by Do Ink - iPad app used to film and add backdrops. Currently on iTunes for $2.99.
  • EZBackgrounds - Royalty free backgrounds used for some of the effects.  Different types of packages/memberships available.
  • iMovie - iPad app used to polish the post production with music, themes, transitions, special sound effects.  On iTunes for $4.99.

Geek Camp 2014 - RSE News Crew