Upcoming Classes

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Class is full! Please join the waitlist or check back for the sign-up link for the class that will be held in January.

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

PitchNic

Spend 10 months with 5 other passionate, experienced, creative teens to write, shoot and edit a 20-minute film.

Broken into two groups, documentary and narrative, each student spends time working on story ideas and then pitches them to a panel of film professionals. The winning six pitches advance to the final round and are narrowed down to four final films by the class. Each film is created by a team of three; a director, producer and cinematographer. The rest of the class is spent learning first-hand how to create a professional-caliber film.

January 8 – October 31, 2018
Ages 15 – 19
Mondays & Wednesday, 6 – 8 PM
$200/month

Media Labs: 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 2, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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 2, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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 2, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

801 Sessions

As an 801 Sessions staff member, you’ll plan, book, promote and film a monthly all-ages event called 801 SESSIONS LIVE! held at local venues in Salt Lake City.

January 17 – May 30, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Film Apprenticeship

Work on a promotional videos for businesses in the community, gain new skills working with professional gear, get editing experience on Adobe Premiere software and create short films for your portfolio.

January 17 – May 30, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Audio Apprenticeship

Run Spy Hop’s weekly open studio program, Open Mic, learn Ableton Live and Pro Tools and do post production for PitchNic films and game design projects.

January 17 – May 30, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Design Apprenticeship

Create designs for a local business, learn Graphic Design, Animation and Game Design using Unity3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema4D, and more to make your personal portfolio stand out.

January 17 – May 30, 2018
Ages 14 – 19
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 6 PM

Media Labs: Digital Animation

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

February 6 – 22, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Power Up! Game Design Lab

Work with a team of designers, programmers, and producers to create a full video game that investigates a social, community or global issue. You’ll use Unity 3D, Maya, and other industry standard software to develop your game.

March 13 – July 19, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$175/month

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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.

May 8 – 24, 2018
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

Media Labs: 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
Ages 13 – 19
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM
$25 registration fee

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