Media Labs

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 *

*The registration fee is non-refundable. Spy Hop exists as a vehicle for youth to engage in their communities and tell their stories through the use of digital media. We believe that all young people should have this opportunity, without any barriers. If the fee for any of Spy Hop’s programs is preventing you or your child from participating, please contact us directly and we will work with you to find a solution.

December 5 – 21, 2017

Ableton Live Beatmaking

From sampling to synthesis and everything in between, this workshop will give you a strong foundation in creating your own original beats.

December 5 – 21, 2017

Documentary Film

This workshop will walk you through the entire documentary filmmaking process. The class will choose a local artist, business or personality to feature in an ongoing community spotlight series.

December 5 – 21, 2017

Class is full. Please sign up for the waitlist or check back for the sign-up link for this class in January.

Fan Art Video Games

Pay homage to your favorite movie by making a pixelized, 2D game using the Unity game engine. Design the characters, create their world, and become the hero or villain from your favorite movie.

December 5 – 21, 2017

January 16 – February 1, 2018

3D Digital Art & Virtual Reality

Combine the power of 3D digital art and virtual reality. You will learn how to design a beautiful 3D digital landscape using Cinema4D and Unity and then walk inside of your magical creation in virtual reality.

January 16 – February 1, 2018

Documentary Film

This workshop will walk you through the entire documentary filmmaking process. Choose a local artist, business or personality to feature in an ongoing community spotlight series.

January 16 – February 1, 2018

Pro Tools

Get your hands on professional audio gear while learning the ins and outs of Pro Tools software to record any music you can dream up.

January 16 – February 1, 2018

February 6 – 22, 2018

Digital Animation

Learn how to use ToonBoom and Adobe Animate to create characters and make a short animation.

February 6 – 22, 2018

Ableton Live Beatmaking

From sampling to synthesis and everything in between, this class will give you a strong foundation in creating your own original beats.

February 6 – 22, 2018

Green Screen

Transport yourself into another world using the magic of green screens! Use professional software and learn the fundamentals of how to light, film, and edit for green screens.

February 6 – 22, 2018

March 6 – 22, 2018

3D Digital Modeling

Learn the basic techniques of digital 3D modeling and sculpting using Cinema4D. Learn how to make your 3D models look amazing with high quality textures and lighting.

March 6 – 22, 2018

Mockumentary

Shows like “The Office” “Parks and Rec” and “Modern Family” all use mockumentary techniques. By combining fiction and nonfiction film tactics, you can become a pro by creating your own short mockumentary.

March 6 – 22, 2018

Pro Tools

Get your hands on professional audio gear while learning the ins-and-outs of Pro Tools software to record any music you can dream up.

March 6 – 22, 2018

April 10 – 26, 2018

Skateboard Deck Design

Learn Adobe Illustrator while designing your own custom skate deck. Transfer your design onto the board and ride off into the sunset on your own personalized board.

April 10 – 26, 2018

Director’s Chair

Learn what it really means to be a film director. From breaking down scripts, directing a film crew, and having full creative control over your film, this class will teach you all of the basics of Directing for film.

April 10 – 26, 2018

Songwriting

Need to finish that song that you’ve been kicking around in your head? This workshop will focus on writing lyrics, arranging, and creating memorable melodies. You will leave with a recording of your finished song.

April 10 – 26, 2018

May 8 – 24, 2018

2D-3D-4D

Learn a variety of digital design and illustration techniques that cut across the boundaries of 2D, 3D and 4D. You will create designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, along with 3D animation software Cinema 4D, and finally output your designs into virtual reality using Oculus Rift.

May 8 – 24, 2018

Editing

Learn the fundamentals of editing films using Premiere Pro. This class will teach you professional techniques for editing fiction and nonfiction films.

May 8 – 24, 2018

Abletone Live Beatmaking

From sampling to synthesis and everything in between, this class will give you a strong foundation in creating your own original beats.

May 8 – 24, 2018

June 5 – 21, 2018

Digital Character Design

No matter your style, from chibi to realistic, take your sketches to the next level by creating digitally illustrated character designs. Sketch and refine your character, then digitally paint it with a tablet and stylus.

June 5 – 21, 2018

Macabre Film

Make a cheesy horror film that makes your audience jump and laugh. Discover the paranormal through film techniques used in classic horror films.

June 5 – 21, 2018

Songwriting

Need to finish that song that you’ve been kicking around in your head? This workshop will focus on writing lyrics, arranging, and creating memorable melodies. You will leave with a recording of your finished song.

June 5 – 21, 2018

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