Upcoming Classes

Media Labs: Green Screen

Transport yourself to a new world using green screen techniques for films! This course will teach you the fundamentals of filming, lighting, and editing with green screen effects.

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Make it Music

Ever wanted to add something to or repeat that cool part in your favorite song? Want to take your favorite videos and turn them into a music video for a song of your own creation? Learn basic and advanced audio/video editing and how to create your own remixes using Ableton Live!

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: 3D Art & Design

3D Art & Design: Learn how to create stunning works of art using the 3D software Cinema 4D. Learn the basics of modeling to create your own 3D world, animal, character or still life that can be made into a poster.

July 30 – August 3, 2018
Monday thru Friday
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Summer Camps: Game Design and Robotics — Audio and Game Design

Partner Camp with Natural History Museum of Utah
Robotics and coding, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins-and-outs of coding, game design and audio engineering. We have two sessions of this camp; the Boys Only session starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. The Girls Only session starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

August 6 – 10, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Boys Only: Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop
Girls Only: Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU
Grades 4th & 5th

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.

August 14 – 30, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Virtual Reality

Using the Unity Game Engine, learn cutting-edge game design skills. Design, build and import 3D models into your virtual world, then experience that world in our VR headsets. As the designer, you are in control of the virtual world, you create the size, scale, and physics of the entire experience.

August 14 – 30, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Edutainment Video

Do you love finding wacky facts to talk about? Ever wonder how to make a stylized video about your wacky facts? Now you can. In this class we will not only learn how to set up interviews, but create graphics, music, and more to get you well on your way to becoming the host of your own show!

August 14 – 30, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Music For Movies

Have you ever wanted to move an audience to laughter or tears with your music? Try your hand at creating music for movies in this new media lab at Spy Hop. In “Music for Movies (class title TBD)”, you’ll practice composing live music to picture using Pro Tools, Ableton, MIDI and real instruments to help create a mood that will draw your audience in and convey various emotions in a film.

September 11 – 27, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Retro Game Remix

Do you love classic games? We will remake a classic video game but add your style. What if Bowser starred in Super Mario? What if Zelda is the one who saves Link? Take this class and create your own world!

September 11 – 27, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Dub-over Shorts

Are you a fan of “Bad Lipreading” or “Kid Snippets”? Learn the basics of how to do your own dub-over short film in this three week film course.

September 11 – 27, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Podcasting

Feel like the world needs to hear about something important to you? Learn how to create and produce your very own Podcast! Start sharing stories with the world from YOUR point of view!

October 9 – 25, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: 3D Modeling & Animation

Learn a variety of methods of creating 3D models using the software Cinema 4D. Learn how to animate your models and use motion capture to bring characters to life.

October 9 – 25, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Lyric Videos

Finally a class that you can learn how to make your own YouTube sensation lyric video. This three week course will teach you how to edit in premiere pro while using animation and design techniques to create your very own unique lyric video.

October 9 – 25, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Band Recording

Learn what it takes to make a record for a band. Learn about mic placement, recording a variety of instruments, editing and mixing; all while working with real musicians!

October 30 – November 15, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Programming for Video Games

Learn how to program a variety of game mechanics using Unity 3D, Javascript and C#. Learn to program things like health systems, pick up systems and user interfaces.

October 30 – November 15, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Podcast Animation

Turn a student created podcast story into a creative animation. True collaboration meets authentic storytelling in this 3-week stop animation course all about bringing your peers words to life.

October 30 – November 15, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Synth School

Learn the ins and outs of synthesis and creating your own unique sounds! Get hands on experience navigating analog gear as well as soft synths. Let’s make some noise!

December 4 – 20, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: Cinemagraphs

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words… so how many words is a gif worth? Discover the storytelling power of a visual “loop” and how a live moment frozen in time can communicate a whole scene. Explore set design and lighting concepts while making approachable yet artistic living paintings you can send in a text or post on social media.

December 4 – 20, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

Media Labs: 2D Pixel Art Animation

Design a 2D pixel art for video game environment art. Use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Game Maker 2 and Unity Game Engine. No previous video game creation skills needed.

December 4 – 20, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 13-19
$25 Registration fee

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