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Video Project

Tell your story on video! Learn about video production and filmmaking, including composition, camera and lighting techniques, editing and more. You may choose to use multiple cameras and even assemble a whole production team.

New: Online adventure curriculum package for groups

Bite-sized, fun activities that teach all the skills needed for each youth to make a 3-5 minute video. Ideal for after-school programs, 4-H clubs and other groups of up to 20 middle school-aged youth. Learn more

boy videotaping

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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The Better World Film Festival | A 4-H online adventure

Over the course of six weeks, learn all the skills you need to make a film on your smartphone or tablet — shooting, editing, audio, lighting, managing a crew and more. Learn from an expert online guide and share your film and your learning with other 4-H'ers from across the state. Sign up for one of four sessions offered in 2017-18. Learn more.

Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In

Minnesota 4-H Arts-In is an eight-day intensive arts experience. Youth prepare a musical to perform during the Minnesota State Fair, getting experience in performing arts, including singing, dancing, acting, instrumental accompaniment, costume design, set construction and technical work. Each year, 4-H State Arts-In youth perform at least 40 shows to 12,000 audience members in the 4-H building on the fairgrounds.

Participants continue to work on goals while putting on several daily performances, and play leadership roles for 4-H members and act as representatives for 4-H building visitors. More info

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info

Understand the use of filmmaking, digital storytelling, and videography. Practice making films using the video camera and tripod. Understand and practice filmmaking tricks. Develop a personal video/filmmaking passion and voice. Create a personal digital story and develop skills to be able to upload the film to share with others.


To get involved with the 4-H Video Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Anne Stevenson, Extension educator

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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