Spring 2019 Teen Producers Project



Spring 2019 Teen Producers Project Classes

Saturdays, January 26 – April 13, 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: [April 20th] @ the Digital Gym Cinema **

Schedule: Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $270** (Member price. $90 off!) $360 (General)






Why Film? – Spring 2018 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: [April 20th] @ the Digital Gym Cinema


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

Cost: $270** (Member Price. $90 off!) $360 (General)






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:

Advanced Instructor
Born in Tijuana Baja California Mexico, Diego started pursuing film in 2008 through a Film Production Workshop imparted by Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. He continued his studies and graduated with a BA in Filmmaking from Universidad de las Californias Internaciona in 2012. Some of his recent film credits include “La Horda”(2008) “Pete Smalls is Dead” (2010), “The Bridge” (FX Series – 2013), and Mattel’s “Max Steel: Turbo Charged” & “Max Steel: Turbo Warriors” (2016-2017).
Diego specializes in Post-Production with a focus on editing, montage, and VFX coordination.
Learn more about his work:

Intro Instructor
Alexandra Wesser is an artist from New York City, where she earned a degree in Photography and Sociology from Marymount Manhattan College. Dedicated to promoting social consciousness through visual and tactile means, documentary work has become the perfect marriage of her studies and deepest intentions. Alex has taught for MACSD’s juvenile court and TPP programs. Alex’s repertoire includes writing, spoken word, sculpture, installation work, stranger outreach initiatives and community building exercises, social-work, activism, photography and videography. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and she now lives, films and teaches in San Diego.
Learn more about her work:


Parents/Community Organizations! Need based scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program at school. Apply Here


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

bjenkins@mediaartscenter.org | 619-230-1938 x101


Member? Or, interested in membership? Sign-up here!   (Email: ethan@mediaartscenter.org for discount code)


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.


Refund/Cancellation Policy:

There are no refunds for camps. For 100% credit, cancellation is required one calendar week in advance of the start date of camp. 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.


California Endowment, California Arts Council, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Wells Fargo, SDG&E.

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