Free Filmmaking Workshops for Teens All Summer Long at Local Library

Free Filmmaking Workshops for Teens All Summer Long at Local Library

Spark Media Project’s “Mobile Media Labs” give teens an enriching summer

HUDSON — Spark Media Project, an organization that provides local children and teens with digital media education, presents a series of “Mobile Media Labs” this summer at the Hudson Area Library (51 N. 5th St., Hudson, Columbia County). These free, afternoon workshops provide teens ages 13 and up with filmmaking skills and finished projects that they can use for college applications, portfolios, potential jobs, or just plain fun!

“Spark’s Mobile Media Labs provide wonderful opportunities for teens who have an interest in filmmaking, whether as a hobby or a potential career aspiration,” says Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Executive Director of Spark Media Project, “and the Hudson Area Library has been a wonderful partner in helping us provide accessible education at no cost to the community.”

The following upcoming workshops are free to attend, but registration is required.  

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THE ART OF MUSIC VIDEOS - Saturday, July 23 | 12-4 pm. Create a music video! Learn how to incorporate animations, special effects, and narrative storylines to make your very own unique videos.

EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING - Saturday, July 30 | 12-4 pm. Learn the process of filmmaking from beginning to end, and experiment with color, sound, time, composition, and more to create a short film.

VIDEO POEMS - Saturday, August 13 | 12-4 pm. Use film imagery and voiceovers to bring poetry to life, or create Kinetic Typography to digitally animate their words and create poetry in motion.

SCI-FI/FANTASY FILMMAKING - Saturday, August 27 | 12-4 pm. Learn how to script, storyboard, and film an original sci-fi/fantasy narrative short film with special effects such as telekinesis, speed, and more.


About Spark Media Project:

Spark Media Project is an arts and education organization focused on nurturing creativity and building skillsets among youth through media arts and technology. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, we aim to create a teaching/learning environment where artists, educators, community activists, and especially children and teens can learn to interact with the media arts as both creators and as critical viewers. Spark’s programs have provided youth and the community with hands-on, experiential learning taught by caring and creative professionals for more than two decades. As participants gain technical, artistic, and workplace skills, they simultaneously build confidence, become better decision makers, and practice positive risk taking.