YOUTH FX PROGRAMS
Through our award-winning Youth FX programs across the capital region and beyond, we are growing and supporting a community of young people who are confident in their voices, and are shaping the destiny of their personal lives and their neighborhoods by making films and acquiring media skills in emerging technologies.
We offer one-day workshops, after-school programs and longer multiple week intensives. We teach workshops in: media literacy, digital video production, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, film history, acting and directing. Our flagship program remains our 5 week summer intensive which is a hands-on program that teaches the creative and technical skills in digital film and media production, while also connecting young people with their peers to form a community of artists that can grow and develop together. We will also be hosting afterschool programs, 5-Hour Film Projects, workforce development initiatives and additional one-day workshops w/ professionals in the field.
FALL 2019 PROGRAMS
OPEN LAB: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 3pm-6pm @ Youth FX Studio
Youth FX presents OPEN LAB which is a drop-in and workshop based after-school program that offers young people between the ages of 13-19 a safe space to learn, create, connect and collaborate with each other, as well as learn from our staff of filmmakers, local teaching artists and other members of the arts community.
Check out our summer 2018 recap below…
5 WEEK YOUTH FX SUMMER INTENSIVE: July 9th-August 10th, 2018
Our 5 Week Youth FX Summer Intensive is a program for young people in the City of Albany who are interested in pursuing a career in film - with a focus on directing, cinematography, acting, screenwriting, editing, sound & lighting and all of the above. The program includes hands-on technical workshops, film screenings, analysis of film theory an history and presenting filmmakers from around the country. This year's presenting filmmakers include: Nijla Mumin (Jinn, Queen Sugar), Khalik Allah (Black Mother, Lemonade) and Rosa Clemente (PR On The Map). The last three weeks of the program is production based with students getting into groups and writing, casting, directing, shooting and producing up to 6 short films.
Youth FX Summer Intensive is limited to 25 students and is FREE for young people who live in the City of Albany.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Youth FX Summer Intensive is led by our staff of award-winning filmmakers and educators and emphasizes a production based approach to teaching filmmaking that is informed by hands-on workshops, community building, screenings, discussions of the history and aesthetics of film. We also invite presenting filmmakers to screen work and engage in deep discussions with students about their work and their careers paths as working artists.
SUMMER FILM PROJECT: June 25th-June29th, 2018
Led by award-winning filmmakers from Youth FX, our week long SUMMER FILM PROJECT will give participants a hands-on experience in writing, directing, camera and editing using professional equipment. There is a suggested donation of $100 per student for the week, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.
***REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL***
Please email: email@example.com with any questions or to get on the wait list for the program.
YOUTH FX AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
2017-2018 Youth FX after-school program for students at Albany High School
Youth FX at Albany High is a full year after school program that has been integrated into the Performance Studies Program at Albany High School. Students can register for the class and earn an arts elective credit or they can take part in it as an after school club. Unless you are taking the program for a credit we are a drop-in program and students are welcome to join anytime.
5 HOUR FILM PROJECT: Youth Speakout Videos
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE APRIL 6th - 5 HOUR FILM PROJECT: Youth Speakout Videos