Experiments in Media
The Burns Challenge
Friday Night Films
Here and There
ANNOUNCING... CREATORS’ CO-OP
This fall, be part of the new Creators’ Co-op at the Media Arts Lab. Open only to high school students, it’s home to an ongoing creative community where you’ll deepen your craft through a variety of workshops, create original projects in collaborative crews, receive support to bring individual projects to life, and take advantage of our state-of-the art facilities and equipment. It’s also where you can watch films with friends, share works-in-progress, exhibit completed projects, and participate in ongoing Lab programs. Supported by faculty, individualized mentorship, and a peer network, the Creators’ Co-op offers a unique experience for every student.
• Take up to eight workshops a semester. They’re held in the evening and on weekends.
• Participate in as many as four crews, creating original collaborative projects in a high-energy six weeks.
• Come to monthly gatherings to share ideas, works-in-progress, and participate in short challenges.
• Receive one-on-one mentorship and guidance on your projects.
• Join Friday Night Films @ the Lab.
• Be a part of the 24 Hour Film Challenge.
• Have access to and trainings on cameras, lighting, sound equipment, and specialized Lab rooms.
• Drop in during OpenLab time to hone your skills, and for collaborative or individual work.
• Enjoy discounted and free screenings and special events at the JBFC Theater.
Mandatory orientation for students: Monday, Sept. 10
Program ID: T99FA12A
$800/$720 (JBFC members, Family level and above)
One flat fee covers all Creators’ Co-op programs.
Questions? Come to the Lab for the Creators’ Co-op info session on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 pm.
First time participants at the Lab begin with
Stretch your imagination. Explore character, place, light, time, sound, and composition as you create a series of hands-on projects using the state-of-the-art tools at the Lab. This course provides a fantastic introduction to the many possibilities of creative media making.
• Discover the possibilities of filmmaking and beyond.
• Work with live-action video, 2-D and 3-D animation, interactive media and design, sound recording, motion graphics, digital photography, and more.
• Use HD video and software such as Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, Flash, Dragonframe, and Photoshop.
• Every semester ends with a screening and exhibition for family and friends!
Experiments in Media explores different themes, skills, and styles every semester. Together, two semesters of Experiments in Media provide a solid foundation in story and craft.
12 Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Dec. 18
(no class Sept. 18, 25, Nov. 20)
Class size: 8 • Program ID: T71FA12A
Make a film in 24 hours! Your team will receive a set of guidelines, a camera, and 24-hour access to the Lab’s editing and sound recording facilities.
• Each group will have 24 hours to conceive, shoot, edit, and finish a short film.
• All final projects will be shown at the Media Arts Lab Screening Room at the end of the contest.
• Prizes will be awarded!
• Recommended team size: 3 or 4. Registration required for all team members.
Friday, Oct. 26, 5:00 pm: Meet at the Lab and get to work
Saturday, Oct. 27, 5:00 pm: Deadline for finished films
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 pm: Screening and awards
Group size: 30 students • Program ID: T74FA12A
FRIDAY NIGHT FILMS
This high school film club run by students, for students, includes a great film and solid discussion hosted by JBFC faculty member Sean Weiner. You’ve probably already heard about this popular program—now come see it for yourself!
Fridays, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
BLUE SKY STUDIOS AT THE JBFC
A member of the Blue Sky Studios team will participate in these special programs presented in collaboration with the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA).
Tour the KMA exhibition “Ice Age to the Digital Age” and then come to the Lab for a hands-on project.
Saturday, Nov. 17
10:00 am–noon at KMA,
1:30 pm–3:30 pm at the Lab
Class size: 9 • Program ID: T93FA12A