ONLINE SUMMER INSTITUTE

Week One: June 8-12
Week Two: June 15-19
Price of Institute: $200
Open to Students Across the Nation!

During these two weeks, students will learn to write a fair and balanced story, edit and create graphics for their pieces. Principles of journalism and filmmaking will be discussed and several in-field experts will visit to give students their personal perspectives on the media. Guest speakers will speak to students about how to become successful in their fields. Students will leave the institute with introductory knowledge on journalism and filmmaking.

 

MEET THE COUNSELORS

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OMAR DELGADO

Omar Delgado is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University. He has been a professional cinematographer for 15 years. Omar has been teaching at Christopher Columbus High School for the past 18 years and is the co-advisor of CCNN Live, Columbus' Journalism Program for which he has won 29 regional and 7 national (NATAS) Student Television Production Awards, and acquired three Crazy 8 National championships at the Student Television Network (STN). Omar has served on the board of several Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) conventions and is a judge for multiple state journalism organizations. CCNN Live’s daily show has been awarded the Broadcast Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) four times under his tutelage. He was Columbus' Teacher of the Year in 2013, the National Federation of High School (NFHS) teacher of the year in 2015 and has been working as an SRL Connected Educator for three years now.

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CHRISTINA INSUA

Christina Insua is a Suma Cum Laude graduate of the Florida International University Honors College. She has worked in the field of journalism for companies like Hispanic Magazine, a division of Telemundo, as a writer and editor.  Christina has been teaching in the highly competitive Mas Scholars Program at Christopher Columbus High School for the past 16 years, and is the co-adviser of CCNN Live, Columbus' Journalism Program for which she has won 29 regional and 7 national Student Television Production Awards, and acquired three national championships through the Student Television Network (STN).  Christina has served on the board of several Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) conventions and is a judge for the Journalism Educator’s Association (JEA).  CCNN Live’s daily show has been awarded the Broadcast Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) several times under her tutelage.  She was Columbus' Teacher of the Year in 2014, and has been working as an SRL Connected Educator for three years now.

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ANTHONY MARTINEZ

Anthony Martinez is a recent graduate of Florida State University’s Digital Media Production program and was a member of CCNN Live during his time at Christopher Columbus High School. He has worked as a videographer and editor for the FSView, Florida State’s campus newspaper. His most recent media project was “Against the Grain” a documentary about the Coral Gables Art Cinema and the importance of independent movie theaters, which aired on PBS South Florida in 2019 and was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy Award.

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CHRISTOPHER AHRENDT

After graduating at the top of his class at Christopher Columbus High school Christopher went on to pursue documentary film making at Florida State University. While at Florida State Christopher has produced award-winning documentaries and climbed the ranks at the school paper. Now he leads the video production section at FSView and is actively working to give a voice to the voiceless through film and digital media. Within the past year, Christopher teamed up with Anthony on their latest project, "Against the Grain," which was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy Award.

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GONZALO LONDOÑO

Gonzalo Londoño graduated from Christopher Columbus High School as a thespian and broadcast national champion. As of right now, he is the only CCNN Live graduate to have won 2 National Student Television Production Awards for his on-camera presence. In addition, he is currently attending Florida State University and he is coming soon to a theater near you.

 
 

Guest Speaker

PAM GIGANTI

Pam Giganti is a veteran newswoman and an Emmy Award winning journalist who has worked in the radio and television industry for the last 26 years. Most recently, she led the morning team at WTVJ NBC 6 as anchor of NBC 6 South Florida Today for nearly 15 years. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Communication and the Host of PBS Your South Florida.

PREREQUISITE

Video Editing and Graphic Design

For the video editing and graphic designing portion of the institute, we will be using Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects. Those programs are currently being used by various professionals as they are industry standards. In addition, if you don't currently have the software, please purchase it on Adobe Creative Cloud for only $20 a month. To purchase Student Edition, please click on the button below.

Therefore, if you plan on following along with the video editing section of the camp, you will need these requirements for your computer:

64-bit multi-core processor (Intel 6th Gen or AMD FX).
64-bit Windows 10.
2 GB VRAM.
8 GB RAM.
8 GB HDD space (additional free space required during installation).
Compatible sound card.
Internet connection (for product activation, download, updates, etc.).

For more information on how to tell if your PC will work with Adobe, please click on the button below.

 

Ready to have fun while learning a new set of skills? Click on the button to register for CCNN Live's Online Summer Institute!

 
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