Spark Studio- Screenwriting Intensive

Learn the fundamentals of writing a screenplay! In this two-week intensive, where you will use industry standard software to format a screenplay, explore multiple genres, and write compelling stories for television and film.
Stipend = $50 per youth
 

Spark Studio-Vassar Documentary Intensive

Spark Studios students will carry out pre-production, production, and post production on a documentary video about the trials and triumphs of transitioning from high school to college.

Stipend = $100 per youth

Copy of Foundations in Digital Art and Animation

Are you an aspiring cartoonist, illustrator, or animator? Learn to create compelling and well-composed digital images, and then learn how to animate them using digital tools! Build a foundation towards your future with high-tech digital tools by learning the fundamentals of Procreate and the Adobe Suite to create self-portraits, expressive cartoons, learn how to digitally paint personal landscapes, and more. Short form and long form animations will be explored.

Foundations in Film and Animation

This class will be focused on transforming the students’ love of filmmaking into a broader set of skills they can use to express themselves and achieve their creative goals. Students will learn how to use camera angles, camera movement, lighting, sound design and editing to tell their stories.

Exploring Film & Media Art

This class will be primarily focused on instilling a love for digital art making and the moving image through personal expression and basic compositional principles, editing, and digital filmmaking. Students will also get an introduction to basic storytelling techniques digital/visual mediums and animation through digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques.

Spark Studios: Summer Youth Employment

Gain Skills in Filmmaking and videography while producing high-quality media work for clients while creating a professional portfolio! Youth hone their sound-mixing and video skills as they work on projects focused on the community of Poughkeepsie’s stories and ideas.


Stipend = $12.50 / hour

Exploring Media Art & Film

This class will be primarily focused on instilling a love for digital artmaking and the moving image. Students will be encouraged to see the art form as both fun and an outlet for personal expression. The class will introduce students to the basic storytelling techniques for digital/visual mediums and animation. This will include an introduction to digital painting, .gifs, and stop-motion techniques, as well as basic compositional principles, editing, and the use of sound in digital filmmaking.

Foundations in Digital Art and Animation

Are you an aspiring cartoonist, illustrator, or animator? Learn to create compelling and well-composed digital images, and then learn how to animate them using digital tools! Build a foundation towards your future with high-tech digital tools by learning the fundamentals of Procreate and the Adobe Suite to create self-portraits, expressive cartoons, learn how to digitally paint personal landscapes, and more. Short form and long form animations will be explored.

Portfolio in Film & Photo

Students will be pushed to develop their  own visual storytelling style by mastering digital photography and videography. Learn how to use single lens reflex 35mm digital cameras, light meters, and different focal length lenses. Also learn how to write a script, prepare and conduct professional interviews, and edit using Premiere Pro. Students will create a comprehensive photography portfolio and an original short film.

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