Learn to Write, Shoot, and Edit Your PSA at our Free Workshops

Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


By Communication, Film, & Media Studies Department

Register For A Workshop Now

Join us on Saturday, November 10 or December 8, 2018 for a free two-hour workshop where you will write, shoot and edit your own PSA (Public Service Announcement) for the “No Excuse for Drug Abuse” PSA Contest for Youth, hosted by FOX61.

Students in the Laurel Vlock Convergent Media Center
About the Workshops

The University of New Haven's Communication, Film, & Media Studies Department is honored to partner with FOX61 as part of the Hope for CT Community Outreach Campaign to fight drug abuse. With access to University of New Haven's state-of-the-art production facilities, participants will receive first-hand training on script writing, camera equipment, voice-over production and editing software to create high production value PSA’s.

The workshops will be taught by University of New Haven's adjunct professor and filmmaker, Nicki Chavoya. University of New Haven Film and TV students will train, support participants along with participate in the workshops and to have an opportunity complete the workshop with a professional, high production value PSA (Public Service Announcement) ready to submit.

Image of University of New Haven Communication, Film, & Media Studies CREW” T-shirt
University of New Haven Communication, Film, & Media Studies CREW T-shirt.

Participation is free and includes a brand new complimentary “University of New Haven Communication, Film, & Media Studies CREW” T-shirt.

Tom Garrett, Chair, Communication, Film, and Media Studies Department will supervise and provide additional support and access to resources, world-class facilities and equipment which include University of New Haven’s TV studio and editing suites, located at the Laurel Vlock Convergent Media Center.

Tom has produced numerous documentaries and PSA’s that remove the ‘stigma’ related to recovery, including - The Secret World of Recovery, that look at the positive and uplifting side of changed life’s of young people celebrating ‘recovery’. The Secret World of Recovery was the Sarasota Film Festival’s record-breaking screening which included a ‘in conversation’ after multiple times. Tom was one of the original inspirational founders of ‘Reach Out Recovery’ with USA Today and NY Times bestselling novelist/journalist and Philanthropist Leslie Glass who he produced The Secret World of Recovery for.

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