Video Production Skills - Teamwork - Business Experience
The Latest News about the Video Visionaries Program
Students work as Photojournalist for Ed Bradley Mural Dedication
A group of seven students that I had the pleasure to train covered the unveiling of the Ed Bradley Mural as photo journalist. The event sponsored by the Ed Bradley foundation and the Philadelphia Mural Arts program showcased the work of the artist Ernel Martinez and the legacy of the great journalistic work of Philadelphia's own Ed Bradley. We are really looking forward to doing more projects with the Ed Bradley foundation in the future.
-Video Visionaries Program Director Shannon Newby
See the students great photojournalism work here.
Video Visionaries is a paid internship program is for high school age students who are able to get hands on real world experience in all aspects of video production, while providing quality professional services to companies and individuals in need of photography and video and production services.
The students learn how to work professionally within a team, how to lead and what it means to be an entrepreneur and run a business.
In 2010 founder Shannon Newby coming off the success of producing his national and international science fiction public television series ‘Heavy Sedation’, Newby's production company Out the House Media LLC. partnered with the Brandywine Workshop and GreenTreks to teach a six week video production summer program with 10 West Philadelphia high school students. Under his tutelage with assistant Nsenga Knight the students created a 30 minute documentary ‘Nutrition: A Community Challenge.
Enamored by the educational experience and sought after by the School District of Philadelphia Shannon Newby became the Video Production and Multimedia Instructor at West Philadelphia high school In September 2011.
In the summer of 2016, while the video production teacher at Samuel Fels high school, Newby launched Video Visionaries as a paid summer program internship through the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Youth Network. Ten video production students from several high schools across the city was led by Newby as they produced a half hour program for PhillyCam public media entitled Video Visionaries.
Video Visionaries first show was a variety show of news, politics and entertainment with humor and heart from a teenager perspective.
What we do
In the program students learn the many aspects of video production as writers, producers, directors, camera operators, photographers, lighting, and editing.
The Video Visionaries program is rooted in teamwork, team building and teaching the students how to professionally work and interact with their colleagues.
Students get firsthand experience seeing and understanding how to operate a business, deal with clients, and meet deadlines.