Summer 2019 Teen Producers Project


on March 6, 2019

Summer 2019 Teen Producers Project

Welcome to the Summer 2019 Teen Producers Project!

Saturdays, June 15 – August 24, 2019


Our classes are created to accommodate youth of all age and experience levels.
Learn more about what level is right for you:


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.   Students will learn basic lighting techniques, storyboarding, camera skills, and how to edit their projects in Adobe Premiere Pro. (ages 12-18) **Showcase screening: [August 24] @ 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 Teen Producers Project INTRO



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: [August 24] @ 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



Meet Our Team

Educational Coordinator
Brian Jenkins is a filmmaker and editor based in San Diego. His most recent documentary film, Answering the Call – the American Struggle for the Right to Vote, starred civil rights icon John Lewis and was featured on Rachel Maddow, Esquire, the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Young Turks, Vox, and Slate. In addition, his production company Riot House Pictures has produced commercial video content for MLB, HP, FICO, Intuit, Eliel Cycling, Illumina, 100%, Knockaround, and DOPE. He joined the Media Arts Center team as a Teen Producers Project instructor in 2017.
Learn more about his work:



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.


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


For more information:

Brian Jenkins, Teen Producers Project Coordinator




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

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


Scholarships: Need based 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 TPP. For 100% credit, cancellation is required one calendar week in advance of the start date of TPP. Credit is valid for one year.

MACSD is not responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for class missed as a result of illness, emergencies or events beyond the student’s control.


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

TPP Funders and Sponsors 2018-2019                           

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