Media Labs

Media Labs are three-week introductory workshops that give you hands on experience in film, audio, and design. Join other students and be taught by experts in their field who care about you and your creative vision. All classes are FREE of charge.

Ages 13 -19 | 4pm – 6pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | FREE

September 10 -26, 2019

Audio: Beatmaking 101

Learn beginning to intermediate beatmaking techniques using many different tools in Ableton Live in conjunction with Ableton Push. From sampling to synthesis and everything in between, this workshop will give you a strong foundation to create your own original beats.


Design: Graphic Design and Illustration

Learn graphic design skills like typography and layout, making seamless patterns, creating icons and logos, and creating custom illustrations. Use the Adobe software Photoshop and Illustrator to bring your ideas to life.


Film: Filmmaking 101

Learn the foundations of filmmaking, Spy Hop style! In this Media Lab you will learn basic camera, lighting, and editing techniques while shooting a short collaborative film with other aspiring filmmakers.


October 8 – 24, 2019

Audio: Studio Jam

Let’s link up! Learn how to jam out and discover new musical ideas with other aspiring musicians. Connect and play with the power of LINK – the Ableton app that allows electronic music makers to stay in sync while jamming on different devices. Record your collaborations and share them with your friends and fans!


Design: 3D Modeling and Animation

Learn a variety of methods for creating 3D models using the software Cinema 4D. You’ll also learn how to animate your models and use motion capture to bring characters to life.


Film: Fan Film Fest

Have you ever wanted to make your very own Fan Film? Learn filmmaking techniques as you create a five-minute remake of your favorite movie! You will make your own costumes and props, learn how to use DSLR cameras, lighting, and Adobe Premiere editing software to make your own cinematic masterpiece.


November 5 – 21, 2019

Audio: Audio For Film

When was the last time you saw a silent film? I’ll wait . . . . . . . . . . . Learn all about the importance of audio in film! Get some pro tips and practice editing, designing sound, replacing dialogue (ADR) and recording foley all in the process of bringing a silent movie clip to life.


Design: Choose Your Own Adventure App/Game

Design an app that takes the user on a fun, interesting journey based on their choices! Use storytelling and technology to build an interactive, web-based, sharable app.


Film: Experimental Filmmaking

Give your filmmaking skills a wacky twist and put your creativity to the test. Learn cameras, lighting, and editing fundamentals while exploring the world of unconventional films.


December 3 – 19, 2019

Audio: Band Recording

Spend a week leaning what it takes to finish a record for a band. Learn about mic placement, instrument tuning, pre-production, editing and mixing; all while working with real musicians!


Design: Programming for Video Games

Learn how to program a variety of game mechanics using Unity 3D, Javascript and C#. Learn to program health systems, pick up systems, user interfaces and more.


Film: Movie Trailer Creation

Do you hate getting to the movies late because the trailers are the best part? Now you can learn how to make your very own epic movie trailer. This fast-paced beginner editing class will teach you how to captivate an audience and keep them on the edge of their seats! From action trailers to spell bound mystery films, learn everything there is to know about creating the ultimate preview to any movie masterpiece.


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