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Coach & Equipment Specs

The focal point of Shine On, Chicago! is our mobile digital production coach. Here are the specs on our coach:

• 35' RV coach converted into a "state-of-the-art" mobile classroom
• designed for both photography & video production classes
• accommodate up to 25 students
• full digital editing suite and soundproof audio booth
• professional HD, DSLR and POV cameras
• 10 MacBook Pro Retina computers, each with a G-Tech 1T Drive
• outdoor 20' Green Screen stage for multi-camera production shoots

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Over the year, Shine On, Chicago! has participated in these teen & adult programs:

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Chicago Public Library - Teen Services Dept.

We participated in a DATA Dig Program at CPL, where we trained Summer Interns to run professional cameras and ask professional interview questions about what they have learned during the Summer Internship Program for CPL.

The DATA Dig Crews then learned Final Cut Pro so they could create their own sizzle reels and capture some of the best moments from the "Teen-To-Teen" Interviews during The Summer Teen Bash at The Adler.

Thanks to everyone in Teen Services who helped make our first DATA Dig Event so successful! And we look forward to working with you on the next DATA Dig Event scheduled in October.

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The Community House of Hinsdale

We had the opportunity to partner with The Community House to offer 1/2 Day Workshops in both video and photography, as well as 1-week Production Camps in Videography and Video Editing.

1/2 Day Workshops will continue this fall. Check out the links on the home page for upcoming workshops and classes.

Thanks to everyone at The Community House who has helped to make this program work!

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The Girls of Grace

We participated in a 2-Day Production Workshop with the Girls of Grace. They had 27 students who learned the basics of camera operations and Final Cut Pro editing.

Thanks to Dr. Richardson, and we look forward to doing a even bigger Workshop next summer!

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Peninsula School of Art in Door County

The coach went on its first road trip to Door County, WI for a 4-day Workshop called, "Capturing Beauty in Door County", and consisted of photo discussions and excursions to different areas of Door County.

Thanks to the folks at PSA for making this year possible, and look forward to doing it again next year!

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Wellness House of Hinsdale

We participated in a Bereavement Camp with kids from the Wellness House. These kids have all lost a parent to cancer within the last year, and we helped them create Legacy Videos as a memorial tribute to their parent.

They learned how to shoot and edit, and some did on-camera tributes, while others used music, stills and videos to create beautiful tributes to their departed parents.
Thanks to everyone at The Wellness House for making this program possible!

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Follow us on Social Media

See our Class Flickr Page

Check out our YouTube Channel

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