After breakfast with Carl Kassell on Tuesday, I got a tour of the new Learning Lab at WHYY in Philadelphia from Craig Santoro, the project manager. During the tour, Craig and I talked about the possibility of WHYY training soldiers in video skills. In a minute, Craig had a plan for a "Boot Camp" weekend. A full day of shooting, framing shots, and technical instruction with WHYY professional staff. The second day will be video editing and other technical considerations. Craig suggested we bring our own cameras so the training will be on the equipement we will eventually use.
I knew I was going, whether it was an official Army weekend or not. Yesterday, I called Sgt. Matt Jones at the public affairs office on Fort Indiantown Gap. He said that, depending on the schedule, we could certainly use video cameras at the PA office. I called Capt. Ed Shank of the 56th Brigade Combat Team (Stryker). Capt. Shank said he would be attending himself and bring his PA staff.
Tentative dates would be in September or October. It's a great offer. Thanks to Craig, WHYY and the Learning Lab.