Last updated: April 10, 2015
Vodcast is an outreach program provided by the National Park Service, based in part and derived from The Journey Through Hallowed Ground program; Harpers Ferry Middle School students volunteer to create short video productions (mini-documentaries) of a specific event that took place in Harpers Ferry during a year of the Civil War, with the help of Park Rangers and interns.
This year’s vodcast centers on the year 1864. Three groups of students will each create a film based on a real story. Students bring their stories to life by directing, writing, editing and starring in films. Not only do students learn about the fun and interesting history of the park, they also learn to work constructively as a team, how to use software applications and state-of-the-art technology, and explore potential future careers.
Take a peek at a few pics from film days and watch clips of students as they describe vodcast in their own words. Currently, the project is in its final stages as students wrap-up with film and sound editing using Final Cut Pro software; be sure to check back on our blog for more updates and more sneak peeks leading up to the World Premier.