Spring 2018 classes run from February 13-March 23.
Based on a True Story: Storyboarding your Vision [Ages 13-18]
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:15pm with James
At the heart of every outstanding film and at the core of every successful music video is a clear, descriptive, and concise story. Join us and learn how to make your stories come to life on the screen by following your narrative’s arc from short stories to script, and finally, a storyboard that allows you to plan your own movie or pitch your idea to production companies.
For the Love of Lyrics: Essential Elements of Songwriting [Ages 13-18]
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:15pm with Lisa
Get your recording career moving by examining the art of songwriting, one of the most important elements of creating a hit. Weekly “Listening Room” sessions will take place every Tuesday. Learn how to critically examine the aesthetic and importance of sound, content, hooks, and lyrics presented in a variety of works through both video and audio.
Green Screens: Special Effects Technology [Ages 13-18]
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm with James
Ever wonder how movie producers put heroes on alien planets, make people glow, or shoot out energy balls? Learn state-of-the-art video technology with green screens. Join us and learn about the full process of compositing for film and video. Then show yourself anywhere in the world on Instagram or YouTube.
Word of Mouth: Podcasting [Ages 13-18]
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm with Lisa
Podcasting is a powerful way of communicating your ideas and opinions. Discover how to successfully produce your own podcast by learning setup skills and equipment needs and gaining interviewing and audio editing techniques. This class digs into the range of podcast styles that are popular today.
Social Journalism: How To Write & Promote Your Work Online [Ages 13-18]
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm with Special Guest Instructors
Do you want to learn to write and publish your own content, and be able to reach large audiences on social media? Connect with professional writers, journalists, and editors who will share their expertise in this casual workshop-style series. Topics are covered based on your interests, and include sharpening your voice and style, pitching stories, fact-checking, interviewing, basic HTML and WordPress, and others. Once you complete this series you can apply to join the youth-led Street Level Editor’s Club, which curates and builds content for the webzine Mild Sauce.
Workshop Wednesdays [All Ages]
Every Wednesday join us for hands-on workshops that offer insight into the basics of audio and video production, taught by Street Level alumni, staff, and guest professionals. Each Wednesday we explore topics including how to use a DSLR Camera, basic music mixing, microphone techniques, and more!