Spring 2021 ONLINE Teen Producers Project

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Spring 2021 ONLINE Teen Producers Project

February 6, 2021
February 13, 2021

New virtual classes for a new year of filmmaking! MACSD’s award-winning Teen Producers Project continues ONLINE this Spring 2021!

In the spirit of the moment, our filmmaking programs are now available online! Introducing TPP@Home. Teens will learn the principals of community reporting, the principles of filmmaking, or create their own narrative films. Our classes are designed to accommodate teens of all experience levels.

 

***REGISTER HERE!***

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Classes: February 6 – May 1, 2021
Showcase Screening: May 8, 2021

 

LOCATION:
ONLINE via Zoom (contact: ethan@mediaartscenter.org for details)


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

 

INTRO TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT – ONLINE
DIGITAL STORIES & SOCIAL MEDIA

This introductory TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT (TPP) class teaches teens the basics of the video production cycle while producing 2-3 digital stories in a virtual learning environment.  Students are assigned to produce short news stories focused on community issues for our Speak City Heights initiative.

 

Technical instruction focuses on intro to cinematography, basic lighting techniques, interviewing skills, storyboarding, writing a video production outline, camera skills, and how to edit their projects in WeVideo. In addition, this program aims to empower each student to become his or her own unique storyteller.

 

AGES: 12-18

SHOWCASE SCREENING:  May 8, 2021 DGC@Home

SCHEDULE: Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

COST: $320* (Member price. $40 off!) | $360 (General)
*Scholarships Also Available!!

 

***REGISTER HERE!***

 


ADVANCED TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT – ONLINE
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: camera composition skills, writing a video production outline or storyboard, recording sound, and working in post production/editing to combine video and audio into a cohesive story.

 

This class guides students though the process of creating a short narrative film safely. Write a script, scout locations at home, collaborate with classmates in creative projects, learn advanced cinematography skills, advanced lighting techniques, advanced editing techniques, and more!

 

The first 2 sessions February 6-7 will be a SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP where participants will get in-depth instruction on the art of writing films! The bootcamp will take place from 10AM-12PM on both days.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Nathaniel Pope, MFA

 

https://www.nathanpopefilm.com/ | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4407797/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

 

 

Nathaniel Pope is a filmmaker based in Southern California. His focus is on stories with heart. His movies are marked by warmhearted adventure and the eyes of rebellious youth.

 

He grew up in San Diego, where he developed a love of wild animals and conservation biology. Amidst a pandemic in 2020, he earned an MFA in Film & Television Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Irvine and a producing certificate from UCLA. He has been influenced by those cinema pioneers that question, redefine and innovate in an organic industry that continues to redefine and question itself.

 

After interning at Lotus Entertainment, Myriad Pictures, and Daniel Paulson Productions, Nathaniel ventured off as a producer, helping to shepherd the indie feature films, INTO THE WHO KNOWS and THE LONELY ITALIAN into existence. In 2017, he transitioned behind the camera on the film DESTINED TO RIDE where he doubled roles as production coordinator and BTS photographer. On “Megan,” he had an opportunity to assist Director Greg Strasz, Cinematographer Markus Förderer, Production Designer Carol Wood, and Producer Jean de Meuron as an Associate Producer on the Cloverfield proof of concept that has grossed more than 1.2 million Youtube views. In recent years, he has grown to love the craft and returned to his roots in cinematography, sound, and editing, inspired by the legends Stephen H. Flick and Midge Costin.

 

“Everything we need to know is in our dreams. They are windows to enlightenment.” -Airborne

 

TPP SCHEDULE 

 

On February 6, participants will get a very special opportunity: Andrew Ahn, celebrated director and screenwriter, will be talking about his own experiences as a filmmaker and lead a writing exercise! This your chance to learn about screenwriting from a professional in the film industry!

 

The goal of the bootcamp is to come away with 1. a treatment 2. character bible 3. a step outline. The assignment will be to come to class two with a 3-5 page script using Celtx.

 

ANDREW AHN is a queer Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His feature DRIVEWAYS, starring Hong Chau and Brian Dennehy, premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. The film was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards and is available now on VOD and digital. His first feature film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the 2017 John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmaker Lab.

AGES: 14-18

SHOWCASE SCREENING:  May 8, 2021 DGC@Home

SCHEDULE: Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

COST: $320* (Member price. $40 off!) | $360 (General)
*Scholarships Available Soon

 

***REGISTER HERE!***

 

 

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE! – 20% OFF TPP FOR MACSD MEMBERS!

Member? Interested in membership? Sign-up here!
Or contact info@mediaartscenter.org or call (619) 230-1938

 

INFORMATION
Ethan van Thillo, Executive Director/Founder
ethan@mediaartscenter.org or call 619-230-1938 x 101

 

Teen Producers Project Intro 2018

All Spring 2021 classes will take place ONLINE this Semester. However, there will be some in-person production shoots when its’ safe to do so.


 

REFUND/CANCELATION POLICY
There are no refunds for TPP. To receive credit for future camps, cancellation is required at least one week in advance of the start date of TPP. 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 TPP missed as a result of illness, emergencies or events beyond the student’s control.
● MACSD will confirm cancellation via email.

 


 

ABOUT TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT
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, 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.

 

Intro TPP Documentary Film: Redefining Beauty: through the lens of Muslim women in City Heights.

 

Advanced TPP Narrative Film: Disturbia

 

 

TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY

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