Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates first annual Summer Shorts Film Camp

Summer Shorts Film Camp helps introduce youth to career options in the film and television industry.

August 17, 2016 - Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus is rolling out the red carpet for the first annual Summer Shorts Film Camp showcase.

With the help of the Media Arts Production program, youth aged 13 to 17 are learning how to pitch, produce, shoot and edit their own short films. They will also be given an opportunity to use state-of-the-art industry equipment to learn about compositional techniques.

"We are very excited to launch our first film camp this summer," shares Kevin Mahlberg, program head Media Arts Production, New Media Communications. "The camp is full with 13 students. Campers will get a taste of what it's like to work behind the camera and develop a deeper understanding of the production process. We'll also be able to bring awareness to the training opportunities available at Sask Polytech in media arts."

Media are invited to attend a screening of the students' final projects.

Event: Summer Shorts Film Camp showcase 
Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Prince Albert Campus
Room E135 (beside the bookstore)

Sask Polytech offers a Media Arts Production diploma and Media Arts Communications certificate. Sask Polytech's media arts programs teach students how to bring ideas to life, operate production equipment, prepare presentations and produce programming.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.