Students Learn Media Production Skills at Augustana University School of Music Camp


SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — A group of Sioux Falls college students learn what it’s like to work in the music and film industry through a media camp.

Augustana University School of Music currently hosts the three-week camp.

Everything is free for students, thanks to the Promising Futures Fund.

Benjamin White dreams of working in the music or film industry.

“Ever since I was little, I’ve loved movies and I’ve liked more the way they were made and the way they made things realistic,” said camp participant Benjamin White.

The 15-year-old is off to a good start on this career path at this media camp.

Students learn to use industry tools such as audio and video production software.

Chhitij Subba, 14, also has a glimpse of what his future could look like.

“I was hoping to get into audio production with music and stuff,” said camp attendee Chhitij Subba.

Frank Cook is the Director of Multimedia Entrepreneurship and Innovative Practices at the Augustana School of Music.

He leads this camp.

“In part, we’re targeting students who might be at risk or might never have thought about going to college, and we want to show them that college isn’t just some kind of ivory tower learning that the smartest people can do. It’s about the creative work that students who love music or who love working with images or who just love telling stories can also get involved,” said Frank D. Cook of the Augustana School of Music.

For White, he learns skills he can take with him as he pursues his dream.

“You get a lot of professional tools from the start and if you know how to use them, it will help you a lot more down the road,” White said.

This is the second week of camp.

On Friday, students will head to Innoskate in Levitt at the Falls.

They will capture audio and video during the event and put the pieces together during camp.


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