We’re not registering for classes right now, but check out the descriptions below to explore what we offered during the 2017-18 school year – and come back later this summer for fall class details & registration!
What Happened Was: Your Story, You Tell It [Ages 13-18]
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.
Pen, Pad, Patience: Essential Elements of Songwriting & Recording [Ages 13-18]
Write and record the first hit single for your demo. Your recording career starts here by examining the art of songwriting and learning the basics of Pro Tools. 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.
Channel You, YouTube 101: Basic Video Production for YouTube Videos [Ages 13-18]
In recent years YouTube has been used as an open forum for discussion, entertainment, and creativity. In this workshop we will cover the basic foundations of video production in order to help you create your own video, including how to set up and operate a camera, using a green screen, and basic video editing. Whether you plan to teach viewers how to make pancakes, or you want to review a video game, this class will teach you the fundamentals in making a quality video that can be shared through many digital platforms.
Word of Mouth: Podcasting [Ages 13-18]
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.
Pitch Perfect Journalism: How To Write & Promote Your Work Online [Ages 13-18]
Meet with professional journalists every week to pitch, craft, and publish your own stories from music reviews to your favorite foods. Master the art of interviewing cool artists and investigating important issues, and even learn to become an editor yourself. Choose the best articles, images, and media to be featured in our premier webzine blog, Mild Sauce (mildsauce.org), then start your own.
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!
Questions? Contact Street Level at 773.862.5331.