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4-H Videography Project

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It’s lights, camera, action for the videography 4-H project area! In this project area, youth can learn to use the video setting on a camera, plan scenes and transitions for a video, develop skills in capturing quality video, and edit clips to make a complete video.

Ages and Stages of Youth Development


Beginners start by exploring different cameras, methods to take video, and programs for editing. Learn what makes a quality video and create a complete video with a set goal.


Juniors use lighting, exposure, focus, and angles to create a quality video. Understand how to incorporate sound effectively and at appropriate volumes. Complete a video with editing.


Seniors can create a video with a beginning, middle, and end and a set purpose. The video has quality visual and sound effects, and the member is skilled with a video editing program.

4-H Programming Priorities


Coordinate and film a video to promote 4-H. Use video from county events to promote 4-H in your area or capture the many project areas 4-H has to offer.

Health & Wellness

Youth feel accomplished, which is important to mental wellness, in a completed process as they film and edit their own videos.


Discover the science behind film development and video production.


Use video to show real experiences in agriculture and to promote the industry.

Get Involved

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Youth Voice

  • Demonstrate video capture on different cameras
  • Discuss lighting and focus techniques
  • Demonstrate a video editing tool
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Community Service

  • Create a series of video clips of your county fair
  • Make a video to share a public service announcement
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Career Connections

  • Film/video editor
  • Graphic designer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Creative director
  • Lighting/sound director
  • Camera operator

Exhibit Ideas

  • My 4-H project video
  • Video of a performance
  • Informational video
  • Documentary video
  • Display showing different cameras to capture video
  • Instructional book describing a video editing program

Learning Resources