Join Us! Camp COFAC offers an annual summer video production camp at UW-Stevens Point (UWSP), offered by the College of Fine Arts & Communication (COFAC) and directed by Chris Shofner of the UWSP Division of Communication. The High School Video Production session is held at UWSP’s Communication Arts Center and culminates in a screening of an original work produced by the campers on Saturday, June 27. The camp is open to students entering grades 9-12 as well as graduating seniors.
An Intensive Week of Production Experiences
Develop an original short film script in small groups to be filmed and edited during the week.
Video Camera Operation
Operate high-definition video cameras during the production of an original short film and explore elements of shot composition. Do we need a close-up or a long shot? You decide!
Explore audio production techniques for movie making including various microphones and recording methods while producing original sound effects for the short film. Did you know that most movies use very little of the sound recorded on set?
Campers will explore various lighting techniques and environments. Lighting is a key element in achieving quality images and developing style. What's the difference between lighting for a romantic comedy and a horror film?
Campers will serve as the talent for the short film. Each team member will have the opportunity to be part of the on-screen and behind-the-scenes production processes.
Learn about various video editing techniques and principles. Each camper will edit their own version of
their group's original production using Adobe Premiere.
Program details may change based on enrollment.