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MiND Boot Camp



Boot Camp
Boot Camp
A One-Day Video Production Workshop! Join MiND for a unique one-day workshop to learn video production basics from our expert instructors. You will learn about concept development, video production, editing, and just about everything you need to know to bring your ideas to TV. (Note: Each Boot Camp is limited to 15 people)





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Spend the morning with our instructors and learn about concept development and how to efficiently pre-produce and storyboard a program idea. Come with an idea for a 5 minute program and we can discuss it as a group!  We will take a short break and then jump right into shooting basics. You do not need to bring or own a camera. Learn the primary functions of a video camera and how to properly frame a shot.   Spend the afternoon with a crash course in editing and graphics.





Meet Our Instructors

rebeccaRebecca Abboud graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Film and Media Arts and minoring in Criminal Justice. She also graduated from Drexel University with a Master’s in Television Management and is writing her Master’s thesis on the future of non-profit television stations in the digital age. For a year and a half, Rebecca worked as a production intern at MiND while doing freelance work on the side. Some of her work includes a documentary entitled “The Women of Juarez Through the Eyes of an Artist” which was featured in the Filbert Art Gallery’s “Ni Una Mas” exhibit. She also is interested in the hip-hop culture, taking pictures of nature, geocaching, and playing around with claymation in her free time. In addition, Rebecca wants a half Labrador-half Husky puppy named “Bodie”, named after the character from ‘The Wire’… one can dream can’t they?

megMeg Sarachan attended MiND’s very first bootcamp and was hooked! Despite having graduated from Brown University with a degree in German, she decided to intern for the station, and she now teaches MiND’s Pre Production Workshops. When she’s not devoting her time to public television, she freelances in video production around the city. In whatever time is leftover, she likes to tap dance.


MiND Boot Camp Testimonials

Since the MiND Boot Camp series began in 2008, we have proudly brought video production training to more than 200 attendees! Taught by our expert instructors, this day-long workshop provides a rich array of lessons for producers and video enthusiasts of all abilities. At MiND, we believe the power of the media belongs in the hands of the people. Come learn how to make your stories ready for TV! Here’s what people are saying about the Boot Camp:
“Thank you! A session like this would typically cost a few hundred dollars to experience, so thank you for extending this invitation and making it so accessible.”

“The staff was clearly enthusiastic about doing this seminar. You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into development of all the written materials and every verbal presentation.”

“The most helpful thing I learned was that editing takes time but it is doable. I’m pretty certain that I can make a nice-looking and sounding 5 minute video.”

“I have found an exceptional & supportive resource at MiND TV. I will be sure to tap into the many offerings at MiND TV to produce my own 5 minute program!”


MiND Boot Camp Schedule
(10 am – 4  pm depending on class size)
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  • 10 AM – Introductions
  • 10:15 AM – Concept Development: What Makes a Good Story?
  • 10:45 AM – Construction of a sample 5-minute MiND program
  • 10:50 AM – Pre-production
  • 11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:30 AM – Shooting Basics
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch Break
  • 1:15 PM – Field Shoot, Editing and Graphics & Pre-Production
  • 3:40 PM – Preparing your video for MiND
  • 4:00 PM – Q&A