Media Labs (Online)

No Experience Needed

Learn something new and make the most of your time at home!  Media Labs are three-week introductory/intermediate online workshops that give you the hands-on experience you need  to learn how to create your own short films, write original music, or create animations, video game characters,  cool digital designs and more! There are no barriers or limitations to what you can create. Spy Hop provides the professional teaching artist and can provide the gear you need, all you need to provide is YOU! Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Check out the upcoming schedule and sign up for a class and make your artistic ideas come to life!


Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high quality gear, technology and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available to rent for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up and dropped off at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Media Labs (Online)

Ages 13 - 19

FREE

Media Lab Class Schedule:
Tuesdays/Thursdays
3:30 – 4:30 Live Zoom Instruction
4:30 – 5:30 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed

All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

FilmML
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
What if you could be part of your favorite movie? In this online workshop learn how to use professional grade software and add yourself
Design_SessionsRewired
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online workshop learn how to create, upload, and share your own Snapchat filters! There are so many possibilities with what you
Music_Sessionsrewired
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this live online workshop learn how to add beats to your songs. You will learn the importance of rhythm, tempo and composition to
Audio_MediaLab
December 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this online workshop you will focus on creating drum beats, including different genre styles and different percussion choices to shape the sound you
FilmML
January 12, 2021 – January 28, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Learn to write a script for your own short movie! In this media lab you will learn the basics of screenwriting and storyboard creation.
Design_SessionsRewired
January 12, 2021 – January 28, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Learn how to create your own drawing or photography based GIFs! We will not only learn GIF creation but cover how to get them
Audio_MediaLab
January 12, 2021 – January 28, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Have you ever wondered what a music video would sound like if you took out all the music? What story could you tell using
Audio_MediaLab
February 9, 2021 – February 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this class you will utilize Ableton Live to manipulate sounds and design a whole new set of custom instruments. From using your own
Design_SessionsRewired
February 9, 2021 – February 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Using basic graphic design skills and principles you will learn how to create your own brand! In this class we will create personal logos,
FilmML
February 9, 2021 – February 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Learn basic tips and tricks of photography that will help you become a better photographer! Learn how to use camera settings, lighting and so
FilmML
March 9, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
This is your chance to showcase your creativity using scenes from your favorite show or movie. Learn the basics of film editing using Adobe
Audio_MediaLab
March 9, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this online music workshop you will learn all about how to use Ableton Live to produce beats! From hip-hop to pop music, learn
Design_SessionsRewired
March 9, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Become a level designer for your very own video game! In this online workshop you will learn to be the level designer, programmer and
Audio_MediaLab
April 6, 2021 – April 22, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this workshop you’ll use music production software Ableton, to learn the basics of beat making and music production. You will practice creating your
Design_SessionsRewired
April 6, 2021 – April 22, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
In this class we will learn how to create 3D models using the free software, Blender! You will create a 3D model from start
FilmML
April 6, 2021 – April 22, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Using clay, legos, or other found treasures in your house you will learn how to animate your own stop motion stories from beginning to
FilmML
May 4, 2021 – May 20, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
This is your chance to learn how to use a camera to create beautiful images that tell stories. Learn how to use mood, aesthetic,
Design_SessionsRewired
May 4, 2021 – May 20, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Take your interest in drawing characters to the next level! In this class you will create an animated skit from beginning to end. You
Audio_MediaLab
May 4, 2021 – May 20, 2021
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Have you ever wondered where the sounds of running water, wind, or even space come from on your favorite video game? In this class