Fall Teen Producers Project 2019


on August 14, 2019

Fall Teen Producers Project 2019

Welcome to Media Arts Center San Diego’s Award Winning
Teen Producers Project – Fall 2019!


In our Fall 2019 filmmaking programs, teens will learn the principals of documentary filmmaking or create their own Narrative films. Our classes are created to accommodate youth of all experience levels.


Click on the following programs to learn more about what level is right for you:

* INTRO Teen Producers Project (Intro to Documentary Filmmaking)

* ADVANCED Teen Producers Project (Narrative Filmmaking)


Saturdays, September 14 – December 7, 2019
Showcase screening: December 7


All classes take place at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym in North Park
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104


Intro Teen Producers Project (Intro to Documentary Filmmaking)

The TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT (TPP) teaches teens the basic principals of documentary filmmaking while producing 2-3 minute digital stories in a team learning environment.  Students are assigned to a student crew of filmmakers and together produce a short documentary focused on community issues for our Speak City Heights initiative.

Technical instruction focuses on intro to cinematography, basic lighting techniques, interviewing skills, storyboarding, camera skills, and how to edit their projects in Adobe Premiere Pro. In addition, this program aims to empower each student to become his or her own unique storyteller (ages 12-18) **Showcase screening: [December 7] @ the Digital Gym Cinema **

Schedule: Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $320** (Member price. $40 off!) $360 (General)


Register Now!


Beyond the Boat – Fall 2019 INTRO Teen Producers Project





Teen Producers Project at the Fair@44 in City Heights.


This fall, our Intro TPP group is offering scholarships to students focused on the Speak City Heights “Youth Voices” filmmaking initiative. Open to youth filmmakers interested in documentary filmmaking from a social justice perspective. No experience necessary.

Students learn the basics of film production in a team environment to produce short documentary films focused on capturing the cultural wealth and addressing community issues in City Heights.

To qualify, youth must demonstrate a commitment to completing the program and dedication to making City Heights a healthier place to live.


1. Submit your application before September 8, 2019. Click here to apply.

2. Schedule an interview between September 9-13, 2019.


For more information, please contact Natalia Valerdi-Rogers at natalia@mediaartscenter.org or at (619) 230-1938 x.102



Advanced Teen Producers Project (Narrative Filmmaking)

The advanced TPP class is designed for teens who already know the basics of filmmaking and want to take their skills to a new level. Students are required to have at least one year of experience in filmmaking and proficient in the following skills: manually exposing and focusing on a DSLR camera system, operating a boom microphone and external audio field recorder, and working in post production/editing on Adobe Premiere Pro.

The program is instructed by a local professional filmmaker. This class guides students though the process of creating a short narrative film. Write a script, scout locations, audition and work with professional actors, learn advanced cinematography skills, advanced lighting techniques, advanced editing techniques, and more! (Ages 14-18) **Showcase screening: [December 7] @ the Digital Gym Cinema


Schedule: Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $320** (Member Price. $40 off!) $360 (General)


Register Now!




Shattered Dreams – Spring 2018 Teen Producers Project ADVANCED




Since 2001, the Media Arts Center San Diego’s Teen Producers Project has been inspiring youth to be more than consumers of media as they become creators of media. Through our programs, hundreds of youth throughout San Diego County and Orange County have learned about filmmaking and digital storytelling and have produced engaging video projects. The project’s mission is to educate youth in media arts & emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication and social change.


For more information:

Natalia Valerdi-Rogers, Teen Producers Project Coordinator

natalia@mediaartscenter.org | 619-230-1938 x.102


**Membership Discounts Available! – 20% off for Members!

Not a member? Click here to sign up today! Or, please contact kristian@mediaartscenter.org or call (619) 230-1938


Scholarships: Need based partial scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program at school. Apply Here


Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds for camps. To receive credit for future camps, cancellation is required at least one week in advance of the start date of camp. Credit will be valid for one year, and will be equal to the amount paid, less 10% for processing fees. Media Arts Center San Diego may at times need to cancel classes due to low enrollment, at which point a check reimbursement will be issued, less 10% for processing fees.

● MACSD is not responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for camps missed as a result of illness, emergencies or events beyond the student’s control.
● MACSD will confirm cancellation via email.


The Teen Producers Project is supported in part by the following funders:

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