You're bright, creative, and eager to be a storyteller. Maybe you already shoot video, write screenplays, report for the school paper, blog, vlog, or host an online music program. Even if you're just beginning the journey, the Academy of Media Production can be your gateway.
AMP presents the theory, technical instruction, and practical application to develop a student’s abilities as an effective storyteller. Everyone spends the first four days of the program in the Skills Training session and will select three of the following five workshop options - Digital Filmmaking, Video Field Production, TV Studio Production, Effects Editing, or Radio. Each of these workshops are five-day sessions.
Every student begins their AMP experience in the Skills Workshop. Students learn about story structure and the pre-production, production, and post production processes. They also begin training with the camera, audio, and lighting equipment they'll use, as well as their postproduction editing tools.
Check out the students review of the Skills Training.
Experience the cinematic approach to narrative storytelling using images and sound to create original work. Instruction combined with hands-on experience presents the foundation of the craft and the interrelationship of writing, visualization, and technical execution. Every student is challenged to work through a sequence of choices that maximizes the collaborative skill and energy of the crew.
The Digital Filmmaking Workshop students describe the experience.
Video Field Production
Video Field Production focuses on the disciplines of nonfiction storytelling. Aspiring journalists and documentarians learn about story development, researching, resourcing, and effective interview techniques while producing a feature package and a profile project.
Watch the production students’ report on the workshop.
TV Studio Production
Television Studio offers the experience to learn and create in a multi-camera environment and work live in real time. Everyone directs an interview segment, as well as functioning in all crew and talent capacities. This is preparation for the final project performance production.
The TV Studio students can best explain in their own words.
Effects Editing presents the robust dynamics of postproduction. Instruction is customized to each student’s skill level, which allows for the integration of refined skills such as color correction, motion effects and animation as appropriate.
Watch how the students “cut it” in Effects Editing Workshop.
Radio for broadcast and the internet allows students to create, program, and execute a live three-hour streamed radio show. Instruction covers format programming, news and feature writing, interviews, spot production, field and studio recording, and audio post production. Working live requires
See what the radio students have to say.
In addition to the workshops students participate in the seminar series. Seminars offer focused instruction in producing, directing, or screenwriting. Sessions include discussion, project work, and critiques. Students select one seminar topic and attend sessions every Monday evening during the program.