Clips of the Day
TGC 9 Media Literacy Story 2012
History of the Clips of the Day
Since 2002 The Media Spot (TMS) has partnered with TGC to teach campers the basics of video production through documenting the camp experience. Small groups that include older adults and young campers videotape each TGC activity, then work with Rhys Daunic of TMS and a team of Jr. Counselor editors throughout the day to edit their footage into the Clips of the Day. The traditional final camp event is watching the "Clips" with parents, campers and staff.
The production process promotes media literacy, by encouraging campers and seniors to think critically about how we can use video to communicate what makes this camp special to our audience. TMS emphasizes the analytical decisions campers and seniors make during filming and editing that will affect the message their audience will take away from these videos. In addition to teaching campers how videos are constructed, these moments help make the CODs an authentic memento that frames what makes TGC experiences so great -- like only well-edited video can! See the 2012 Media Literacy Clip below to see how it all works, and watch the archives of clips below dating back to 2002 to see what the campers decided to capture and share with you from their travels!
Clips of the Day, 2012
We did it! The camp theme in 2012 was to explore the water cycle as it touches us in our community and tell our story to the audience on this website in the Clips of the Day. Our caravan of old and young campers visited over 12 locations in the Nashville area, following the path of water from East Nashville's Lockeland Springs, through Cumberland Water Park, down the Duck River, into Cedars of Lebanon, to the depths of the well at Rock & Refuge Farm and beyond!2012 Bonus Clip from TheTennessean.com from Monday at Bob & Ann's with the Scottish Deer Hounds!
Clips of the Day, 2010
In 2009, campers and seniors worked with Rhys Daunic of The Media Spot, Katherin Garland, UF Doctoral Candidate in Education, and Dan Storchan of Digital School Solutions, to develop CODs while travelling throughout Central Florida. Small groups thought critically about how to frame, edit and add to campers' video footage to share the experience with our online audience, and at the video showcase on Friday. On Monday Katherine lead a mini workshop on shots and framing, followed by a live group editing session with Rhys. On Wednesday, each van storyboarded their memories of camp, and presented them to the camp at Cowpen Lake. The sketches were then used for editing CODs. Watch the clips to see campers and seniors using the vocabulary of professionals to explain their production choices, and express their perspective on camp.
Clips of the Day, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Monday is our longest clip of the year. It starts with highlights of an inter-generational kickball game, then shows campers and seniors climbing and billeting at the Gainesville Rock Gym where your hosts, Sedania (7) and Sean (10), were right at home, behind and in front of the camera, narrating all of the action, and unlocking for you what makes this activity fun. Highlights: Neil (67) reveals the secret of Team Tarzan's Bolan Knot, while Joel (68) shows he's still got what it takes to get across the "molten lava"! Then Ben and Mary took over the videotaping and created a Contra Dancing music video with the highlights from our lessons with Suzie Rudder at the Boltin Center.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
(Edited entirely by former camper Matt Ruppert) Kendrick connects George Michael's song "Faith" on the radio, to the idea that we have to have faith that we will improve with practice when starting out as a beginner at something -- like we learned at Ironwood golf course. With instruction from Ironwood Pro, Jeff J. Cardozzo, and Ohio State star Allie White, the faith paid off quickly teeing off and putting. The highlight of the morning was Jeff's guided golf cart tour through the course and woods! From there we went to '2nd year senior' Jack Fry's funhouse estate on Cow Pen Lake, where Jack tugged campers and seniors on a tube behind his boat all afternoon, while the rest of the camp frolicked in the water and played tether ball.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Otter Springs, the official playground of TGC: senior/camper volleyball and soccer, diving for shells, deep and shallow springs, playing catch, covering yourself with muck, or sitting in the shade -- we did it all. Then it was on to the Gainesville Downtown Farmer's Market, where local farmer Dr. Leo Polopolous, talked to the campers about where food comes from, and hooked us all up with a sampling of the fruits and veggies from his farm.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
(Edited entirely by former camper Matt Ruppert) After all of the week's action, it's always great to float down the Itchetucknee River with our old friend and guide Cathy Nagler. Highlights: wild boars in the distance, Tavora diving in, and the TGC Spring -- still clear of water lettuce after our Wednesday 2007 service project! On our way to the river, we caught up with local historian and storyteller, Vivian Filer, who gave us a tour of the Cotton Club restoration project.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Running and relays at the UF track with PJ, then making fresh personal Dominios pizzas with Freddy, before heading to the Savannah Grande for the video show. What a finish to the week!
Clips of the Day, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
This year we spent all day Monday at the IFAS horse farm. This clip has puppet interviews, commentary from Professor Al Warnick from a hay ride, lots of pregnant mares and foals, and the rest of the TGC crew.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The camp got to drive through Hugh Popenoe's 250 water buffalo farm, where the buffalo came right up to the vans. Unfortunately, the crew forgot to pull out the video cameras! Fortunately, Felix was able to do a re-enactment with a sock puppet, and Hope played a tune on the bass that captured the spirit of the trip. After the farm, we headed to Blue Springs for swimming, diving and beach volleyball. BONUS footage at the end includes the ultimate sock puppet interview between Malcolm and Castie (aka Colin) -- don't miss it!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday we took a trip to Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico to learn about responsible angling and catch and release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. After a few casting and de-hooking lessons, we took a boat ride to a pier where we fished, chased crabs, swam on a deserted isle, and wound down with some partner yoga on the beach before heading back to Gainesville.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We started Thursday with some games and puppet making at the Boys and Girl's Club, then hit Big Lou's Pizza to make garlic knots, pizzas, and cannolis for lunch. After Lou's we returned to the Itchetucknee River, where we tubed and visited The Generation Connection Spring, which we cleared of water lettuce last year.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, we headed to the University of Florida's track, did some partner yoga and group-forming games, climbed a rope, and had a pull-up contest between a 60 year old and a 7 year old. The main event was a 440 yard race between the seniors and kids (with a handicapped start for some seniors). To cool down, we hit the pool at the 300 Club, did some puppet interviews and had some Domino's Pizza before heading to the Savannah Grande for the final video screening. What a week!
Clips of the Day, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
A long clip! Morning video introductions, Gainesville Rock Gym, and tree planting courtesy of Keep Alachua County Beautiful.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Arcadia Farms hay ride, vegetable planting, and exploration of a bomb shelter, followed by African drumming and dancing at the Capoeira Center.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Keep Alachua County Beautiful water lettuce picking service project, and tubing on the Itchetucknee River, followed by the fabled afternoon of Capture the Flag.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Feeding, petting, riding, and roping. Mentoring from cowboys, inmates making good, and veterinarians. Shetland ponys, quarterhorses, and thoroughbreds galore at the beautiful IFAS Horse Farm, followed by diving at Juniper Springs.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Campers and mentors reflect on the week at Otter Springs accompanied by the amazing human beat box, Jessica.