Voices of the West

Voices of the West Apprenticeship Program

In partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Spy Hop is able to bring the Voices of the West to rural regions of Utah.

The Future Belongs to You!

Now is the time to give yourself a head start and gain media production skills through a media production apprenticeship with Spy Hop. We are seeking students ages 13-19 in Blanding, Vernal, Monument Valley, and Ibapah to enroll in a 1-week project-based program. Spy Hop’s professional teaching artists will provide instruction and training through hands-on projects using professional gear and software, all you need is excitement and a willingness to learn!

Over the course of 1-week you will: 

  • Learn professional pre-production; write your story, plan your shot list, schedule your interviews, etc.  
  • Learn narrative and documentary filmmaking techniques
  • Learn how to use music and sound to enhance your films 

Gear & Equipment

Spy Hop staff will bring industry professional gear to each location. Below is an example of the gear packages we bring to each location.

  • T3i Camera
  • Tascam Recorder
  •  3 X Headphones
  • Tripod
  • Shotgun Mic
  • Boom Pole
  • Headphone Splitter
  • 1 MacBook pro

Explore Work Created by Voices of the West Students

See the full collection on Spy Hop’s YouTube Channel


Current and Upcoming Sessions

Paid Apprenticeship
Introductory
Session5
June 6 – June 10

Voices of the West Blanding

Ages 13 - 19

Gain media production skills through a series of hands-on projects taught by Spy Hop’s professional teaching artists in Monument Valley, Utah.

$200 Stipend
Paid Apprenticeship
Introductory
Session1
June 27 – July 1

Voices of the West Vernal

Ages 13 - 19

Gain media production skills through a series of hands-on projects taught by Spy Hop’s professional teaching artists in Monument Valley, Utah.

$200 Stipend
Paid Apprenticeship
Introductory
Session4
July 11 – July 15

Voices of the West Ibapah

Ages 13 - 19

Gain media production skills through a series of hands-on projects taught by Spy Hop’s professional teaching artists in Ibapah, Utah.

$200 Stipend
Paid Apprenticeship
Introductory
Session2
July 11 – July 15

Voices of the West Monument Valley

Ages 13 - 19

Gain media production skills through a series of hands-on projects taught by Spy Hop’s professional teaching artists in Monument Valley, Utah.

$200 Stipend