PLAYLISTS

Below are all of the recorded sessions, listed by day, curated for each Playlist. You'll get the most out of the LIVE sessions if you watch these before you meet with our instructors each afternoon. The daily dose of recorded sessions is between 35-45 minutes; you'll notice a [20] or [5] next to each title, indicating how long it is. Click the title of the session to be taken to the video. When you meet LIVE with our instructors, they'll be asking some discussion questions, also listed below, and will guide you through some activities and examples.

But, don't stop there! You can watch any of these sessions that catch your interest. Think of the expert you can become on your yearbook staff!

Links are open NOW and will be available to you through September 17.

Yearbook Basics

For students new to yearbook, we'll get you up and running in no time.

Saturday: Overview

Navigating the Camp Curriculum [20]

Theme 101 [5]

Bored of the Same Old Same Old [5]

Yearbook 101 [5]

Sunday: Storytelling

Seize the Story: Interview, Angles, Leads [20]

Mod Quickfire [5]

The Write Stuff Captions are Made of [5]

Writing Profiles that Tell Real Stories [5]

Monday: Design & Photography

Perfect your Layouts: Designing a Spread [20]

Choosing Effective Dominant Photos [5]

3-Photo Story [5]

Using your iPhone Camera [5]

Tuesday: eDesign Video Series

Log into MyHJYearbook with your eDesign username and password. Select your 2022 yearbook, go to Design>Pages and then choose the HELP menu. Go to the Video Series and watch "Welcome to eDesign" first. Then choose others from the list that appeal to you [or check the suggested list in the Camp Curriculum, p iii]

Download the PLAYLIST LIVE discussion sheet here.

Advanced Refresh

If you've been on staff for at least one year and you want a refresher in multiple areas, this is the playlist for you.

Saturday: Design Review

Perfect your Layouts: Designing a Spread [20]

If you could change five things on this layout [5]

White Space and Photo Packaging [5]

Camp Curriculum Review [5]

Sunday: Storytelling Review

Seize the Story: Interview, Angles, Leads [20]

How to Brainstorm Story Ideas [5]

Quote them all [5]

The Write Stuff Captions are made of [5]

Monday: Coverage Review

There's more than one way to organize a yearbook [20]

Using your index to track coverage [5]

Mod Quickfire [5]

3 Photo Story [5]

Tuesday: Odds & Ends

HJ Content Creators [5]  eDesign  inDesign

No Yearbooker is just One Thing [5]

eDesign Video Series: Log into to MyHJYearbook with your eDesign username and password. Select your 2022 yearbook, got to Design>Pages and then choose the HELP menu. Go to the Video Series and watch "Welcome to eDesign" first. Then choose others from the list that appeal to you [or check the suggested list in the Camp Curriculum, p iv]. 

Download the PLAYLIST LIVE discussion sheet here.

Storytelling

Staffers looking to improve their skills in all aspects of writing and storytelling: interviewing, ways to tell a story, headlines, mods, captions, coverage, profiles, getting quotes.

Design

Staffers looking to improve their design skills and use of visuals: designing a spread, mods, modes of coverage, consistent visual elements, typography, fonts, designing headlines, defining and incorporating thematic elements.

Photography

(For staffers NOT enrolled in the Photojournalism class) Learn about composition/ exposure, your equipment, camera settings, storytelling, portraits, sports photographers, cropping and workflow.

Marketing/Sales

In today's yearbook world, staffs can no longer just focus on putting the book together. We can't assume that people will just buy our book. We need to  focus on the book's visibility on campus. We need to take advantage of marketing techniques and social media platforms to reach out to our audience and promote our work.

Theme: still looking for ours

If you want even more help beyond your coaching sessions, here's the place.  This "beginning track" for staffs who have not yet found their theme an help you with more ways to find inspiration and ideas.

Theme: we've got ours

If you want even more help beyond your coaching sessions, here's the place.  This "advanced track" for staffs who have found their theme can help you plan your book around your theme idea.

Leadership

This year's editors have a tall order. You'll be back in your staff room for the first time in many months (at least for most of you). You'll need to start strong, build a staff culture, teach your staffers and find ways to tell everyone's story in your book.

Advisers

Sessions to help you, the adviser, create structure for your staff and your book, ways to manage your students and their workflow, and tools provided by HJ to make your life easier.

Saturday: Making YBK Work for You

10 Reasons Why we love to advise [20]

Year at a Glance: Make a plan [5]

Habits of Highly Effective Advisers [5]

Sunday: Grades, Motivation & Deadlines

Seeing Red & Feeling Blue [20]

Managing Workflow [5]

Helping students find their strengths [5]

Accountability & Assessment Structure [5]

Monday: Skill Building

Your Choice: follow any of the playlists that interest you or that help you meet your goals.

Tuesday: Trends & HJ Tools

Modes of Coverage [20]

Sales Set-up for yearbook with HJ [5]

Send & Sell in eDesign [5]

Canva & eDesign [5]: Log into to MyHJYearbook with your eDesign username and password. Select your 2022 yearbook, got to Design>Pages and then choose the HELP menu. Go to the Video Series and watch "Welcome to eDesign" first. Then choose others from the list that appeal to you [or check the suggested list in the Camp Curriculum, p iv]. 

Download the PLAYLIST LIVE discussion sheet here.

Miscellaneous Sessions

Although these were created last summer for the 2020 workshop, don't count them out! They still show you great examples and talk about yearbook things that are important. 

Descriptions are in the camp curriculum on pages xi-xii.