WHYY is now recruiting for our virtual afterschool programs. Programs are free and open to students in grades 6-12. If you know any young people interested in video production, audio production, journalism, filmmaking, animation, or photography, please send them to whyy.org/teens where they can register.
Available programs include:
Virtual After School Program: Stop Motion and Animation
Animating on a budget! In this program, students will be learning stop-motion animation using their smartphones (or tablets) and a few simple everyday objects. While the materials are cheap, the content is rich as we’ll dive into animation concepts such as the “Principles of Animation,” stop-motion software, story-boarding, and creative writing. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise their creative side by creating their very own stop-motion movie.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, October 11 – 29, 2021
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual After School Program: Introduction to Photography
Come learn the basics of photography, virtually! Through daily lessons and prompts, students will learn the basics of photography and visual storytelling. All you need is any device that can snap a picture! We will touch on shot framing, exposure, and how to tell stories through photographs while practicing every day.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 12 – October 28, 2021
4 pm – 5:30 pm
Virtual After School Program: Intro to Video Production
Are you a middle / high schooler who likes to tell and share stories, and want to take your digital skills to the next level? In this virtual program, students will learn the basic principles of video storytelling from pre to post-production. All you need is any device that can record video and sound, along with a computer and internet access. Students will learn how to frame interview shots, shoot B-roll, write and record voice-overs, and editing skills.
Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, November 8 – December 1, 2021 (off for Thanksgiving Break)
4:00 – 5:30 pm