HackCville’s Digital Media Program
Storyboard is a 12-week program that teaches video production and digital storytelling. Students learn skills in interviewing, filming, and editing and publish their work to HackCville’s publication, The Pioneer. Learn more about Storyboard below, or learn more about all of HackCville’s programs here.
Student producers develop skills in modern media production through publishing stories about creative, civic, and entrepreneurial innovators in the University of Virginia and greater Charlottesville community.
Students learn storytelling, video production, photography, social media, and digital publishing. We also hosts trips to NYC and DC to tour media companies such as BuzzFeed, NBC, and VICE.
Our curriculum, mentorship, and trips give students real-world experience that make them competitive for jobs in today’s quickly-changing media industry. About 20 students complete our program each year and join the HackCville membership.
Storyboard will not be accepting new students in Spring 2017. Storyboard will be open for application again in August 2017.
Meet the Program Leads
Matt Korbon is the program lead for Storyboard and a Senior Producer for The Pioneer. Matt is a 3rd Year at UVA studying Psychology and Computer Science. You can reach Matt at [email protected].
Sean Gibbons is the assistant instructor for Storyboard and an Associate Producer for The Pioneer. Sean is an undeclared 2nd Year at UVA who completed the Storyboard program in Fall 2016.
"I love the new people HackCville exposed me to: people who are driven, creative, ambitious, and inspirational. I also loved the skills, both hard and soft, I got to learn and practice. HackCville has given me a creative outlet within a great community, something I was really searching for."
- Becky Ross, HackCville Member, Storyboard Program Graduate
HackCville Membership Perks
After you complete your first HackCville program, you're granted HackCville membership. Here's what you get:
24/7 access to our fun and functional clubhouses on Elliewood Ave. Our two clubhouses are filled with hammocks, couches, whiteboards, and WiFi. Use our space to work on your projects, hold meetings, or just hang out.
Exclusive events and job opportunities. Whether it's drinks with the co-founder of Reddit or HackCville-only job opportunities, we give our members access to dozens of unique experiences every year.
A community that feels like family. You'll join HackCville's 200-member community of the most talented and badass people in Charlottesville.
Early access to HackCville programs, no application required. Want to take another program? As a member, you can just sign up - no application required. We open up spots to members before the public.
Here’s what’s included in every HackCville program.
Each program cohort meets 1-2x each week at one of HackCville's clubhouses on Elliewood Avenue. You'll participate in fun, fast-paced workshops to teach you modern skills.
Along the way, you'll be become close with your peers. Many of our students end up starting projects together with the people they meet.
You'll work on several hands-on projects throughout the program to put what you're learning into action. This could be anything from a data visualization project to a mini-documentary to your own startup.
These make great resume-building and portfolio-building experiences, too.
HackCville pairs every student with a peer and/or alumni mentor to provide guidance and support as you work on your projects throughout the program.
Our team also meets with you several times one-on-one to ensure you're getting the most out of your program.
HackCville hosts immersive trips to cities across the country (New York, San Francisco, Baltimore, and more) to tour companies, meet alumni, and give students networking opportunities with industry leaders.
Trips are where you see how what you're learning is put into action in the real world.