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Waveform Warriors I Electronic Music Creation 6/29 - 7/3 6th - 12th graders

Students entering 6th – 12th in this Level 1 course will learn about the elements of todays’ music and how to build it from the ground up. We will explore modern genres such as pop, dance, hip hop, house and dubstep, and bridge the gap between modern songwriting and traditional music theory.

Students will learn fundamentals of FL Studio software, a very practical yet powerful digital audio workstation, to build waveforms, design sounds, sequence drums and samples, and create chord progressions and melodies that will give them the knowledge base necessary to create their own full pieces of music electronically. These skill sets are a gateway into the world of professional music production; we will converse and analyze practical options for freelance work, film/video game scoring, music licensing, and other successful avenues for aspiring musicians who wish to venture further into todays’ music industry.

Create Your Own YouTube Channel 6/29 - 7/3 6th - 8th graders

Students will learn the fundamentals of shooting and editing video to get your message out to the digital world. You will hone your interviewing, writing, and storytelling skills in order to make your work stand apart from the rest. Each student will have his/her own camera and computer with Final Cut Pro software to use for the duration of the course.

Parental permission to create a YouTube account is required. 

Waveform Warriors II Electronic Music Production 7/6 - 7/10 6th - 12th graders

This class is a more advanced application of Waveform Warriors.  We will continue to work with FL Studio software, a very practical yet powerful digital audio workstation to build waveforms, design sounds, sequence drums and create chord progressions and melodies.  Students will explore more advanced techniques of music production. 

Get Creative! Digital Graphic Design & Specialty Printing 7/20 - 7/24 5th - 8th graders

This foundation program in digital design graphics and printing introduces students to explore the concepts of digital graphic design and printing decorative methods. Students will be engaged in hands-on and minds-on creative activities by using a variety of computer software applications, such as: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop.   Student creativity will be moved beyond the design with the use multiple types of printing techniques (or graphic reproduction methods), such as: Digital, Inkjet and Screen Printing, display graphics and laser engraved items, etc. and printed on a wide variety of sources such as paper, boards, and fabric, etc. 

Students will get to leave the class with hand-printed items such as a handmade t-shirt and other items!

Magic of Multimedia 7/27 - 7/31 6th - 8th graders

Students entering 6th – 8th grade will explore transmedia production and related fields, including videography, photography, editing, audio production and game design.  They will learn the hardware and software needed to design, produce and implement an interactive game with web-based components that will combine movie making, visual arts, editing and sound design.

This includes an introduction to transmedia production (how to tell a story across multiple media platforms); digital storytelling (how different media can be used to graft different narratives); videography, audio and sound design; photography; editing and the how to design interactive games that use the same NFC (near field communications) technology used in popular toys like Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders and Nintendo Amiibo.

They will use immersive hands-on exercises that mirror the opportunities that exist in companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and NBC/Universal.  They will also learn about the various opportunities within the entertainment industry and explore how the interconnectivity of media fields through technology has created a landscape with promising job prospects and ample educational opportunities.

They will also have the opportunity to use their production skills to help support healthy media habits and internet safety to their peers. 

Get Creative! Digital Graphic Design & Specialty Printing 8/3 - 8/7 9th - 12th graders

This foundation program in digital design graphics and printing introduces students to explore the concepts of digital graphic design and printing decorative methods. Students will be engaged in hands-on and minds-on creative activities by using a variety of computer software applications, such as: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop.   Student creativity will be moved beyond the design with the use multiple types of printing techniques (or graphic reproduction methods), such as: Digital, Inkjet and Screen Printing, display graphics and laser engraved items, etc. and printed on a wide variety of sources such as paper, boards, and fabric, etc.

Students get to leave the class with hand-printed items such as a handmade t-shirt and more!

This is a terrific career exploration opportunity as numerous communication technologies and cutting edge software will be used throughout the week.

 

Magic of Multimedia 8/3 - 8/7 9th - 12th graders

Students will explore transmedia production and related fields, including videography, photography, editing, audio production and game design.  They will learn the hardware and software needed to design, produce and implement an interactive game with web-based components that will combine movie making, visual arts, editing and sound design.

This includes an introduction to transmedia production (how to tell a story across multiple media platforms); digital storytelling (how different media can be used to graft different narratives); videography, audio and sound design; photography; editing and the how to design interactive games that use the same NFC (near field communications) technology used in popular toys like Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders and Nintendo Amiibo.

They will use immersive hands-on exercises that mirror the opportunities that exist in companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and NBC/Universal.  They will also learn about the various opportunities within the entertainment industry and explore how the interconnectivity of media fields through technology has created a landscape with promising job prospects and ample educational opportunities.

They will also have the opportunity to use their production skills to help support healthy media habits and internet safety to their peers.