Big Heavy World partners with RETN  to bring media skills to youth

Big Heavy World has partnered with RETN (Regional Educational Technology Network) and is about to launch an after school program for Burlington area high school students. The program will teach students how to record, produce, and eventually broadcast their original music-based segments on television. The program will give students a fluent working knowledge of videography that they can carry to a professional setting.

RETN is a Vermont nonprofit dedicated to providing educational media resources to the community. RETN will train the Big Heavy World crew and run workshops for the students involved; eventually programs that the students produce will be cablecast on RETN (Comcast Channel 16 from Essex to Vergennes and Burlington Telecom Channel 16). The video editing equipment is also available to Big Heavy World’s volunteer staff, which works to archive and promote Vermont-made music. The program begins in October. For more information or to get involved, contact Ryan Krushenick at .

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