WORKSHOP DATES: Thursday, February 21 - Friday, February 22

PRODUCTION DATES: ***There will be a total of 5 additional full days of shooting and editing, and these dates will be determined by facilitators in collaboration with participants by the end of second workshop.

TIME: 10am - 4pm

LOCATION: Youth FX Studio

25 Warren Street Albany, NY 12202


Youth FX D.O.C (Documenting Our Community) Lab will provide young people between the ages of 14-19 in the City of Albany with the opportunity to learn skills in documentary filmmaking as a means to tell urgent stories about issues affecting their communities.

In this program youth documentary makers will develop a wide variety of skills by working on film projects that address a broad range of topics like gun violence, women’s rights, gender and identity, poverty, teen homelessness, exploring community history and much more.

Over the span of 2 full day workshops, 3 full days of story development and production and 2 full days of editing sessions at the Youth FX Lab, 12 Participants will work closely in groups of 4 with 3 of Youth FX’s experienced and award-winning film/media educators to learn how to produce a short documentary film. This includes telling a powerful story from a simple concept using the wide range of creative documentary film styles, how to use a professional HD cameras and audio recording equipment, the art of cinematography and film editing. They will learn how to research a topic, interview people and engage them in sophisticated conversation, understand cinematography and the aesthetics of documentary film, and will finish by learning how to edit on professional editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro.If you’re interested in participating, please complete the application form below.

Please note that this is a selective process and there are only 12 spots in the DOC Lab Program

***Applications are due Thursday February 7th***

Questions? Email us: info@youthfx.org

Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Phone *
Please provide a phone number that we can reach you at throughout the summer and afterward.
Address *
Gender *
Race/Ethnic Background *
Please complete the questions below.
We will be posting regularly on social media throughout the program. Please share any social media you have below to be tagged in our posts.
Although we will not be serving lunch on site, we will be offering snacks and would like to be aware of any allergies to lower the risk of an allergic reaction.
Parent Name *
Parent Name
Parent Phone *
Parent Phone
Parent Address *
Parent Address
In case of an emergency, who should we reach out to?
Emergency Name *
Emergency Name
Emergency Phone *
Emergency Phone

DOC Lab is supported with funding by The Review Foundation, Seymour Fox Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.