Teen Producers Project

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Introduction to Filmmaking

The TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT or TPP teaches teens the basic principals of documentary filmmaking while producing 2-3 minute digital stories. Students will learn basic lighting and audio techniques, story boarding, camera skills, and how to edit their projects in Final Cut Pro 7. Students are encouraged to invite friends and family to the Digital Gym Cinema to showcase their films one week after the last class. Hope to see you there! (ages 13-19)

Cost: $20/class or $180 for all 12 weeks

REGISTER for the next class: Intro TPP

Advanced Filmmaking

The ADVANCED  class is designed for teens who know the basics and want to take their skills to a new level. Working with long time MACSD instructor, Jodi Cilley who is known around the county for her dedication to the local film community, students produce a short narrative film. In the ADVANCED class young adults will learn the key principals of video production using the latest HD DSLR cameras, digital audio field-recording, balancing audio levels, and soundtrack creation. Students will also learn color correction, titles, captions, credits, and other advanced Final Cut Pro skills. (Prerequisite: new students must have completed intro TPP class or interview with instructor prior to registering)

Cost: $35/class or $350 for all 12 weeks

REGISTER for the next class: Advanced TPP


latino film fest tppWHO: Teenagers age 13-18

WHEN: SATURDAY’S from 10am-2pm (lunch provided)

WHERE: Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
(In North Park between 30th St & Kansas St.)

*Need based scholarships are available, CLICK HERE for more information
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SPRING 2014 session dates:

February 15th – May 3rd

 Dates: February 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3

*Community screening of projects will be on May 10th, 2014 


Register for INTRO Class Register for ADVANCED class

SUMMER 2014 session dates:

June 7th – August 23rd

Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28

July 5, 12, 19, 26

August 2, 9, 16, 23

*Community screening of  projects will be on August 30th, 2014

Intro TPP Registration

Adv. TPP Registration




Digital Gym
2921 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104

For more information, contact Lisa Salus at lisa@mediaartscenter.org or call 619.230.1938 x108


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