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Shine On, Chicago! is a mobile production classroom designed to teach teens about video production and the careers available in the broadcasting industry. We offer half-day, 1, 2, and 3-day production & post-production workshops, plus 1-week and 2-week after school and summer boot camp classes.

Learn the basics of HD camera operations, green screen lighting techniques and how to edit a digital story in Final Cut Pro X in small classes that are hands-on with plenty of one-on-one instruction in both video and photography.
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Upcoming CPL Summer Production Series

This summer we're partnering with The Chicago Public Library to offer a CPL Summer Production Series. These Hands-on, 1 1/2 hr. Photo & Video Production Workshops for teens will be happening at CPL branches around the city.

Depending on the Workshop that's being offered, Teens will learn the basics of camera operations, video editing or photography in these hands-on, 1 1/2-hour Workshops. Enroll today on the CPL Summer Production Series webpage - branches, dates and times below:
West Belmont Branch:
Video Resume Production Workshop – 6/28 from 10:00 to 11:30AM
Video Resume Editing Workshop – 6/30 from 10:00 to 11:30AM

North Austin Branch:
DSLR Camera Operations – July 7 from 10 to 11:30AM
Simple Good Photo Safari – July 8 from 10 to 11:30AM

Lozano Branch in Pilsen:
DSLR Camera Operations – July 9 from 10 to 11:30AM
2nd Production Session – Topic & Date TBD

West Englewood Branch:
Pro Video Camera Operations – July 11 from 10 to 11:30AM
Video Editing with FCPX – July 12 from 10 to 11:30AM

Archer Heights Branch:
Green Screen Videos/Photos – July 13 from 10 to 11:30AM
2nd Production Session – Topic & Date TBD

Greater Grand Crossing Branch:
Small Action Video Camera Operations – July 15 from 10 to 11:30AM
Video Editing with FCP X – July 22 from 10 to 11:30AM

South Chicago Branch:
Pro Video Camera Operations – July 19 from 10 to 11:30AM
Video Editing with FCPX – July 20 from 10 to 11:30AM

Stay Tuned as additional CPL Branches and Dates are added soon!

NAEA National Conference Photo Safari – Teacher Approved!

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Shine On, Chicago had the pleasure of taking a group of NAEA Conference Attendees on a Chicago Photo Safari on March, 17th. Art teachers from around the country enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in Chicago aboard the Shine On, Chicago! Coach with visits to the lakefront, Billy Goat Tavern for lunch, as well as The Lincoln Conservatory and The Butterfly Room at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. In the Post Safari Survey, teachers said they loved the Coach!
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Big Summer Opportunity with CPS

Shine On Chicago is proud to have a program opportunity with the CPS and the Office of College and Career Success for this summer.
Up to 25 CPS Juniors and Seniors -- who are part of the Digital Pathways in photography and video production -- will work for 6 weeks this summer with Shine On, Chicago and The Simple Good to create the premiere episode for a new TV series called, "The Simple Good".
This show will be created by teens, for teens. We're in discussions with local Chicago TV stations and potential sponsors now, so that the show will be aired this fall. So stay tuned for more details as they become available!

We're now CCOL Badge Approved!

A big thanks to Tene Gray with CCOL Digital Youth Network for supervising the 3 Badging training sessions we attended this spring. Shine On Chicago will be using Digital Badges to reward teens in our upcoming summer and fall programs. Teens can earn these digital badges by learning production skills and gaining career knowledge through our workshop and classes and which include: Video Production, Video Editing, Photography, and Crew Disposition Badges for attending production events.
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Summer PSA "Capturing Beauty Around Door County"

We're schedule to be up in Door County, WI for an 4-Day Photo Safari, June 20 - June 24, 2016 at The Pennisula School of Art. Join us as we explore the beauty of Door County while providing tips for getting the best exposures and techniques for improving your photo compositional skills.
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Here's the group trying to get a great bird shot!

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Shooting at The Peninsula School of Art

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HIVE Chicago
Shine On, Chicago! is proud Affiliate Member of HIVE Chicago – helping create unique video/photo programs for the teens of Chicago.
NAEA Member
Shine On, Chicago! is a member of National Arts Education Association, and is helping bring creativity and the arts to teens throughout Chicago.
Chicago City of Learning
Shine On, Chicago! is working with CCOL to provide digital badges to teens who participate in connected learning programs in video production.
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