Galileo Summer Quest
This week, campers will be the stars of their own shows. They’ll launch YouTube channels on any subject they choose, from DIY to Let’s Play videos of their favorite web-based games. They’ll create production schedules, set up lighting and shoot their shows in HD, using iMovie to edit them. They’ll create channel graphics, custom thumbnails or animated intro sequences and learn how to build an audience. At the end of the week, they’ll post three polished masterpieces to their channels to share with family and friends.
Campers will use their collaboration skills this week to produce a variety of videos, working on a team to support each other’s lighting setups, film shoots and video editing. They’ll use their collab partner’s feedback to push their filmmaking and storytelling to the next level, then unveil their innovative YouTube channel to the world.
Campers will acquire foundational knowledge and focus on mastering their equipment. They’ll stretch themselves to be courageous as they jump right in to shoot their first video—a new, innovative twist on the classic YouTube challenge video.
Ask your camper: How did it feel to jump into video production today? Was it challenging to work with the equipment you’ll be using?
Campers will create their YouTube channels, then practice being visionary as they shoot, edit, and upload their first self-directed video. They’ll be given a special demo on how to use the screencasting software OBS, and explore the music options they can incorporate into their productions.
Campers will practice being collaborative by working on a team to support each other’s lighting setups, film shoots and video editing. They will learn all about lighting a film shoot, including how to set up a classic three-point lighting and use a light’s temperature and brightness to create a specific look and feel.
Ask your camper: What did you learn about lighting? What kind of lighting setups did you use for your shoot?
Campers will be determined to create their final, most ambitious video. They will learn additional techniques to take their video production to the next level, including shot types and angles, advanced iMovie features, and custom thumbnails.
Campers will get a chance to flex their reflective muscles as they evaluate their progress, and create a channel trailer out of clips from this week’s videos. They’ll also create digital art to customize their channel, and finish off the day with a discussion about how to keep their channel active beyond camp.
Innovation At Home
- Invite friends or family over for a channel viewing party. Pop some popcorn, play your videos from camp, and ask your guests if they have any ideas for new videos you can create for your channel.
- Check out the resources for creating videos, finding an audience, and growing your channel on YouTube’s Creator Hub.
- Explore an existing passion – or try something new – at DIY.org, an online community for kids to embark on challenges in art, technology, and so much more.
Galileo Innovation Approach
The Galileo Innovation Approach® (GIA) is our guiding principle. The GIA is at the core of every activity your kids do at camp, from Pre-K all the way to 8th grade. Having a Galileo Innovator’s Mindset, Process and Knowledge makes a lasting impact on the way children think, explore and create.
1. The Innovator's Mindset: How Galileo innovators approach the world
I am Visionary
I am Courageous
I am Collaborative
I am Determined
I am Reflective
2. The Innovator’s Knowledge:What Galileo innovators need to understand
Concepts and Facts
Skills and Techniques
Audience and Environment
3. The Innovator’s Process:How Galileo innovators innovate