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Kathy Wickline Casting Camps

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Intro to TV Hosting and Anchoring (ages 11-15)
This special program is designed to introduce young professionals to the world of TV Hosting and Anchoring.  Students have the chance to focus on their area of interest in the news and entertainment world.  They would research projects under the guidance of staff, write their reports and deliver on-camera performances on exciting topics such as Science, History and Current Events.  Behind the scenes education is also taught in operating camera and directing.  Teams are developed and students will work together as hosts, reporters, camera operators and directors by delivering under 'deadlines', just like the pros.

Special projects include, Anchoring the News, Talk Shows, Sports Announcing, Weather, Consumer Reports, Medical Reports, Field and Traffic reporting and TV Hosting in Music, Entertainment, Cooking, Decorating, and Home Shopping formats.  A huge benefit of this camp is how to conduct proper research, sharpening reading and writing skills, increasing memory, and confidence-building.  This program was designed by casting director, Kathy Wickline, CSA who holds over 10,000 casting credits in film, commercials, and TV.  (After camp, all footage is sent to a professional editor.  Parents will be mailed aa usb as a keepsake)

Casting's Music Video Camp (ages 10-15)
Do you have an energetic performer in your household?  Perhaps an aspiring choreographer or a video camera enthusiast?  This program brings together a fun team that will work in unison performing with exciting 'music videos'.  In this camp your child will immerse themselves in music interpretation, creating a storyline, developing movement and/or dance routines for their favorite music videos.

First, campers start their project with writing the 'storyline' of that day's music video.  Next, they decide on the 'set' (cool locations at the college).  Finally, they are ready for choreographing and rehearsing the music video.  Several music videos will be created over the course of the week.  For camera enthusiasts, they will be planning, setting up/blocking and capturing many cool shots.  Campers can take turns in front or behind the camera.  This fun cast and crew team will promise a fun=packed day while learning new skills in team building, management and artistic creation.  (After camp, all footage is sent to a professional editor.  Parents will be mailed a usb as a keepsake).  

Acting for the Camera (ages 8-15)
This camp is designed by local casting director, Kathy Wickline, CSA ( who holds over 10,000 casting credits in film, commercials and TV.  It is perfect for the aspiring young 'actors' in your household.  It is here they will learn real auditioning skills by working with scripts for commercials and film readings.  Your child will learn how to personalize characters and follow direction, block for camera and read with their 'co-stars'.  Voice over will also be introduced.  Improvisation and ad-libbing (off the script) will be taught as a basis of making acting choices and trusting their instincts.  A huge benefit of this camp is increasing memory, reading skills and confidence.  Included in this camp is a take-home tutorial showing you ways to find acting jobs as well as a list of legitimate talent agencies.  (After camp, all footage is sent to a professional editor.  Parents will be mailed a usb as a keepsake)/  

All specialty camps risk being cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not met at least one week prior to the first scheduled day.  Therefore, do not register for this program if your child needs to be in a program while you are at work.  We can not guarantee that this program will take place. 

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  • Early Resident Savings –(ERS) Northampton Residents registering at least one week prior to the start date of the program will pay the Early Resident Savings Fee (ERS). The ERS fee is not listed below, but will appear during the checkout process. Mail in registrations must be postmarked at least one week prior to the start of the class in order to receive this savings.
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