Media Labs are three-week 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. This is also a great way to learn about Spy Hop and the courses we offer.

Ages 13 -19 | 4pm – 6pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | $25 registration fee

December 4 – 20, 2018

Audio: Synth School

Learn the ins and outs of synthesizers and creating your own unique sounds! Get hands on experience navigating analog gear as well as soft synths. Let’s make some noise!

Design: 2D Pixel Art Animation

Design a 2D pixel art for video game environment art. Learn to use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Game Maker 2 and Unity Game Engine. No previous video game creation skills needed.

Film: Cinemagraphs

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words… so how many words is a gif worth? Discover the storytelling power of a visual “loop” and how a live moment frozen in time can communicate a whole scene. Explore set design and lighting concepts while making approachable yet artistic living paintings you can send in a text or post on social media.

January 15 – 31, 2019

Audio: Sampling From Vinyl

Learn all about the art of sampling from vinyl. You’ll spend time listening to records, recording and finding samples, using software instruments and incorporating it in to your beats! For the seasoned vets, learn some new tricks for modernizing your sound and wowing you listeners!

Design: Vector Line Illustration

Create “hipster” stylish line illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. You will learn a variety of techniques to create icons, logos, illustrations and more. Using Adobe Photoshop you will learn how to give your illustrations life by adding texture and color.

Design: Making a Zine

Be the creator, curator and publisher of your own small magazine: The Zine. In this class, you will work to create a limited edition publication on a topic of your interest. Using Adobe Illustrator you will learn how to create content incorporating images (hand drawn, photographs, graphic design, etc.) and text to create a reader experience that is authentic, exciting, and collectible. Finish this class with your own publication to share with friends and family.

February 5 – 21, 2019

Audio: Ableton Electric Jam

Let’s link up! Learn how to jam out and discover new musical ideas with other electronic 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: Virtual Reality World Creation

Learn how to model & texture low poly 3D worlds using Cinema 4D. Then take your world into the Occulus Rift and explore your new creation in Virtual Reality.

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.

March 5 – 21, 2019

Audio: Remix

Have you ever wanted to add something to or repeat that cool part in your favorite song to create your own remix? Learn basic and advanced audio editing and how to create remixes using Ableton Live! You’ll even learn how to add video to you remix to make the next internet sensation!

Design: 3D Sculpting

Learn how to digitally sculpt in 3D using the software Cinema 4D and Photoshop. Begin with a ball of digital clay and create 3D sculptures of characters and landscapes. Learn how to properly light and texture your creations to bring them to life.

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. Finish class with your own experimental film!

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