Middle school and high school students who are interested in filmmaking and history may apply to the Kentucky Historical Society’s teen video documentary program, in which they can build skills that will help them create short video documentaries on Kentucky history.
The program provides a series of specialized workshops designed to build a variety of skills, including interviewing and communication, collaborating with other professionals and teens, digital videography and editing, and conducting research. One series of workshops will be held in Fayette and Franklin counties, another will be in Elliott and Rowan counties.
The workshops are free, but space is limited and applicants must commit to attend a majority of the workshops scheduled in the district closest to them. Students also must agree to present their videos in National History Day in Kentucky competitions and as part of a student film festival. Email Greg Hardison or call him at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4454 for more information.