2014 Camp BizGym Support

2014 Camp BizGym Support

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Big Mahalos to:


Our Sponsors! The BizGym Foundation, Mid-Pacific Institute, Final Draft, City Mill, The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, 1013 Integrated, SurroundsMe, The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii and HaHa Hawaiian Organics. We can’t thank you enough for supporting our young kidpreneurs!


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Our Mentors! Thank you for taking some time out of your BUSY schedules to help us! The kids are so lucky to know rock stars like you!

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Our CBG Parents! You guys are AWESOME! Mahalo for supporting this program AND of course your amazingly talented kids!

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Our Participants! We literally couldn’t have done it without you! You are all so fantastic and we are super stoked to have worked with you! For more on 2014 Camp BizGym, click here


Hope to see you all at the next one! For more info: http://campbizgym.com

Day 4: Dennis Burns ~ Interview

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Day 4, check out this interview with Camp BizGym mentor Dennis Burns

Day 4: Re-shoots & Re-edits!

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OK, anyone panicking yet? Many teams found that video storytelling isn’t as easy as it looks. IMG_5862They also found that running hard toward a worthy deadline is rewarding and fun. We know that when they see their finished videos up in lights tomorrow that they’ll all feel fat and happy about a good week’s work well done.

IMG_5884On other notes, Dennis Burns celebrated his birthday today by mentoring once again (like every day at Camp BizGym!) without a peep that it was a special day for him! Dennis has been unbelievably dedicated to so many worthy causes and always puts others before himself. Take note of Dennis kids, he’s a role model that you should all aspire to be.

Now for the main event of the week… Tomorrow’s Sneak Peek Premiere! Invite everyone you know to come to Mid Pac Institute at 10am-12noon for your first official showing!

Day 3: Tomato Game ~ Feedback

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Think your idea is awesome?  Well, it could be, but its important to polish and validate your idea through feedback!

Day 3: Team Omiage ~ Editing

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Team Omiage editing their video at CampBiz Gym with the help of our mentors

Day 3: Team App ~ On Edit

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On day 3 of Camp BizGym, the Kidpreneurs were working hard to edit their video and have it ready to present to the cohort for feedback.

Day 3: Team Moonlight ~ Rough Cut

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Team Moonlight rough cut video

Day 3: Team Cold Seat ~ Plea Shot

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Day 3: Slideshow by Elaine!

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Day 3: Edit, Reshoot & the Tomato Game!

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IMG_5806Day 3 saw many students scrambling to catch up on script writing, shooting and editing. Most kids realized that production and story-crafting aren’t as easy as one might think.

But never fail, the awesome crew of mentors stepped in to help put out fires and raise stories to new heights.

At the end of the day, kids played the “Tomato Game” which was calculated to give teams feedback on what parts of movies need improvement. Kids were introduced to the idea that people get easily bored on the Internet, so click away as soon as they get bored. There’s an infinite number of videos out there, so you better not let boredom drop out your audience early in your reel.

Everyone gathered at the end of the day, each being given a paper plate to draw a happy tomato on one side and an a sad or bored tomato on the other side. Each tie a rough cut reel was run, authoring team came to the front of the room, faced the audience, then their reels were run. Audience members were asked to start by holding up happy tomatoes then turn to sad or happy as they felt while watching the videos. Unhappy tomatos indicated areas that needed work so teams know what to work on in the next re-edit/re-shoot phase of the Camp.

IMG_5841Thx to everyone for helping each other out so nicely today. It was great seeing the support and collaboration around the Camp all day long, particularly in the final tomato critique phase.

Now, on to Day 4 and final tweaking!!!