FPA offers students interested in television and radio production a great outlet to learn, experience, and create. Our summer camp programs include four options. A two-week television studio production, a two-week television field (documentary-style) production, a one-week radio production, and a one-week video editing (post-production) camp. With each camp's focus on the equipment and crew roles, once properly trained, participants can earn production experience throughout the year by volunteering on the various public access shows created at FPA or even create a show of their own.
The TV 101 Studio Camp (Camp A or Camp B dates available): Our studio TV camp includes instruction in pre-production and production areas, including all the key equipment and crew roles such as scriptwriting, studio lighting, studio cameras, set design, audio, floor directing, on-air talent, graphics, and technical Directing. Learn the “how to’s” of creating studio television programs and what is needed to put together a half-hour show. Successful completion of the camp allows students to receive certification approval on both the use of our studio A and B equipment and as possible future TV producers. Participants will also receive a copy of the final student project and information of when it will air on Channel 10. Students are further encouraged to take advantage of their annual FPA membership and volunteer in the various studio shows to improve their skills and gain production experience.
Positions covered in the TV 101 Studio camp include: Studio Camera operator, audio operator, Lighting, Set-Design, Graphics operation, Technical Directing, Floor Directing, Talent, and an overview of post-production work.
The TV 101 Field Camp: Our field TV camp includes hands-on training using FPA’s JVC professional grade HD digital cameras and all associated equipment. Students will learn to conceptualize a field program by completing a storyboard, plan their shoots and record footage with FPA’s digital video cameras and accessories. As part of the training participants will review properly care of the gear while learning all about the techniques and the procedures on recording an on-location shoot. Classroom facilities will be booked as part of each session, however, a great deal of time will be spent outdoors gathering the footage for the show. After completion of the FIELD camp, students become certified as FPA TV Producers and in the use of our field gear plus they’ll receive a DVD copy of the final student project. Furthermore, as part of their membership we recommend students to volunteer in the various documentary style field production shows created at FPA to gain further experience.
Positions covered in the TV 101 Field camp include: Field Camera operator, Audio operator, Lighting, Field Director, Production Assistant, Talent, and overview of post-production work.
*After completion of the TV camp and the approval of the equipment certifications students can contact the training department to be included in our volunteer eGroup. The training department will share weekly announcements in behalf of producers looking for crew assistance and information regarding upcoming productions.
FPA WRLD Teen Radio Production Camp: Since its inception, radio has had a significant impact in the culture of the world. Thru the various genres such as music, news reporting, storytelling, and on-air discussions, the impact of RADIO continues to evolve along with the ever-changing digital technologies. In present day, the impact of radio style productions even extends to shows that are podcast and streamed online.
As part of our summer camps FPA invites all students who are interested in experiencing what radio is all about to take part in one of our WRLD Radio Summer Camp. Camp time is a mix of workshops, in class discussions, and hands-on training. During the camp students will understand the needs of each radio show genre and review the specific requirements for each. In addition, students will know how a radio studio works, participate in hands-on use of the radio board and microphones and develop scripts such as news clips, weather reports, and/or music discussion segments. Part of the camp will focus in reviewing tips on how to conduct on-air interviews with their peers and review the basics of post-production audio editing using Adobe Audition. To cover all the content students will rotate and share key production roles as they bring these projects together and create their very own radio Show. The goal for each radio camp is the creation of a 58 minute student lead program, structured and recorded with the collaboration of each student with the aim of airing the final version on Channel 37 (Fairfax County’s community bulletin board and over the air Radio Fairfax channel).Positions covered include in the summer radio camp include: Voice over, On-Air Talent, Radio Producer, radio studio operator, and overview of post-production audio editing.
*After completion of a radio summer camp students are certified as FPA Radio producers and if interested can become certified continue to use the studios to create a radio show of their own. As FPA members, camp students will also have the option to network with our current public access radio producers to observe and shadow their productions to gain more production experience.
TV 101 Post-Production Video Editing Camp (Adobe Premiere): If you are interested in learning how to tweak and edit videos and better understand the role of a professional video editor this camp is for you. Participants in this camp will learn the functions of the widely used Adobe Premiere video editing software and the essential techniques to become proficient at editing videos. The camp objectives are two-fold, the first goal is to teach students the tools and workflow on how to operate the software program and the second is to teach the concepts of basic storytelling to create more compelling TV, Film or online videos. Leading to a more rounded editor.
Topics covered in the editing camp include - Program tools, importing and trimming footage, adding transitions, working with audio and music, using text/graphics, color correction and exporting.
For further information please contact us at the Training Department.
Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Burgoon / FPA-Member Training Specialist / 571-749-1105 / email@example.com
|FPA 2022 Teen Summer Camp Schedule (For ages: 12 -18)
TV 101 Studio Camp: (Sorry, this camp is full)
2 Week Camp
Camp Orientation: Sat 7/16, 9am-10am
Camp Dates & Times: Mon. 7/18 - Fri. 7/29, 9am-12pm
Camp Fee: $500
TV 101 Field Camp: (Sorry, this camp is full)
2 Week Camp
Camp Orientation: Sat 7/30, 9am-10am
Camp Dates & Times: Mon. 8/1 - Fri. 8/12, 9am-1pm
Camp Fee: $500
TV 101 Post-Production (video editing) Camp:(Sorry, this camp is full)
1 Week Camp
Camp Orientation: Sat 8/13, 9am-10am
Camp Dates & Times: Mon. 8/15 - Fri. 8/19, 9am-1pm
Camp Fee: $350
WRLD Radio Production Camp: (Sorry, this camp is full)
1 Week Camp
Camp Orientation: Sat 7/9, 9am-10am
Camp Dates & Times: Mon. 7/11 - Fri. 7/15, 9am-1pm
Camp Fee: $350
10% early registration discount for enrollment completed by May 31st
Download the 2022 Summer Camp Forms
TV 101 Registration Form
WRLD Radio Registration Form
Parental Consent Form
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register and pay for a camp?
It is highly recommended to contact the Training department ahead of time to check for camp availability.
Registering for Camp
- Complete camp registration form
- Complete parental consent form
- Mail registration forms and payment to FPA – Attn: Training Dept.
- Completed camp registration forms can also be email or faxed to the training department and the fee can then be completed over the phone.
- Completed registration forms and payments can also be submitted in person at the training department or at the equipment room office.
- Training Department Office Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Phone: 571-749-1102
- Fax: 571-749-1112
- Email: Jerausquin@fcac.org
- Equipment Room Hours of Operation: Weekdays 12pm-10pm and weekends 8am-8pm
- Mailing address: Fairfax Public Access -Training Department, 2929 Eskridge Road, Suite S, Fairfax, VA 22031
Where are the camps held?
All camps and orientation sessions are held in our studio facilities at: 2929 Eskridge Rd., Suite S, Fairfax, VA 22031. As part of the TV 101 Field camp, field production exercises are conducted in locations around the station, such as the Alliance Center and the Merrifield Mosaic District centers.
Are there any camp discounts?
The FPA summer camp fee includes the yearly FPA membership cost of $26 dollars. As part of this camp season, FPA also has an early registration discount option: a 10% summer camp discount for enrollments completed by May 31st.
What is the camp withdrawal and/or refund policy?
To withdraw and receive a full refund, your request must be received no later than two business days (48 hrs) prior to the camp orientation start date. After the first session, no refunds will be made. However, if availabilities remain we can attempt to accommodate a student and transfer them to one of the next available camps. Upon confirmation please allow two weeks for refunds to be processed.
For any further questions please contact the Training Department.