What We Do:
Youth Media Workshops: These off-site residencies are partnerships with schools and community organizations that operate for several weeks or several months, depending on the resources and needs of the site. Typically, our workshops focus on the following: professional media artists familiarize youth from all backgrounds, ages 6-18, with multi-media technologies and the art making process, stressing teamwork, creativity, self-esteem, leadership and critical thinking.
Pre-production – Students learn to generate and pitch ideas, write treatments, scripts, storyboards, shot lists, and shooting schedules.
Production – Students learn narrative and documentary forms, proper use of digital video cameras, lighting, and sound equipment as well as lighting, camera and sound recording techniques through hands-on location and studio shoots and collaboration on group projects.
Post-production – Students engage in critiques of each other’s work as they learn the concepts of motion picture editing through the use of non-linear editing systems.
Visit our Flickr page to see photos taken during our past residencies.
MACSD also offers on-site workshops and camps. Any timeframe is available. Classes can be conducted in-school or after-school for up to 30 students. We implement project-based learning and best practices to engage students in the fundamentals of digital storytelling and video production. A typical 12-week session includes 60 hours of on-site instruction and final community screening. Contact Larry Da Silveira at email@example.com or 619-230-1938 to learn more.