Media Labs

No Experience Needed

Learn something new with a professional teaching artist at Spy Hop!  Media Labs are three-week introductory/intermediate 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 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. Spy Hop provides professional gear and software for all participating students in classes at the Kahlert Youth Media Art Center. Professional gear is available to rent for FREE for students who may need to use gear and equipment outside of class time for assignments and special projects.

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

Current and Upcoming Sessions

Animation
Introductory
DesignApp
November 29 – December 15

Animation and Sound

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to create animated videos with dialogue and sound effects.

Music & Film
Introductory
Audio Engineering 101
November 29 – December 15

Music For Film 101

Ages 13 - 19

Try your hand at composing music for film using Ableton music production software.

Photography
Introductory
FilmML
November 29 – December 15

Photography Field Trip

Ages 13 - 19

Learn the basics of photography using DSLR cameras while exploring cool locations in Salt Lake City.

Media Lab
Introductory
build-your-brand
January 10 – January 26

Create Your Own Brand

Ages 13 - 19

Throughout the duration of this Media Lab students will learn about, and then create the assets for a personal brand.

Media Lab
Introductory
Vintage Antique drums from old drum kit
February 7 – February 23

Foley Sound FX

Ages 13 - 19

In this awesome Media Lab you will learn about and create SFX for an array of film clips.

Media Lab
Introductory
Rainbow watercolor banner background on white. Pure vibrant watercolor colors. Creative paint gradients, fluids, splashes and stains. Abstract creative design background.
February 7 – February 23

Watercolor Concept Art

Ages 13 - 19

Learn how to make concept art that grabs your audience’s attention and expresses your amazing ideas.

Media Lab
Introductory
Audio Engineering 101
March 7 – March 23

From Boom Bap to Trap

Ages 13 - 19

sing Ableton music production software you will become highly versatile in any style of songwriting and music production.

Media Lab
Introductory
FilmML
March 7 – March 23

Experimental Filmmaking

Ages 13 - 19

In this media lab, you will learn basic filmmaking skills to conduct experiments in visual creation, storytelling, and experience.

Media Lab
Introductory
FilmML
April 4 – April 20

Screen Dance

Ages 13 - 19

Combine Dance and Film to create expressive, cinematic pieces of art.

Electronic Dance Music
Ableton Beats
April 4 – April 20

The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music

Ages 13 - 19

Explore the origins of electronic dance music and create your own electronic dance track.

Hip Hop Music
Introductory
Audio Engineering 101
May 2 – May 18

Hip Hop Weekly

Ages 13 - 19

This hip-hop bootcamp style class gives beginner emcees the opportunity to write and record their own verses.

Media Lab
Introductory
FilmML
May 2 – May 18

Screen Acting

Ages 13 - 19

In this Media Lab you will have the opportunity to act in a real film setting.