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Youth Media Program
ABOUT YOUTH MEDIA PROGRAM
Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) has been a leader in media education and home to one of the oldest and most respected film, digital media and photography schools in the country for forty years. Through our Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media Program, PF/PCA provides comprehensive media literacy education to young people and adults. The program is housed in The Annie Seamans Media Arts Lab, a state-of-the-art facility consisting of two lab/classrooms located in the Scaife School Building at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
The Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media Program provides media literacy education to the region through innovative classes, hands-on workshops, and outreach programs to schools and other community partners. Classes, camps and workshops are offered in a wide range of media including digital video, filmmaking, photography, animation and interactive media.
Summer Art Camps 2013
Please visit our Art Camps page for a complete list of camps.
Creature Design & Mask Making
July 15-19, 9am-3:30pm
As birthplace to George Romero’s classic horror films and to special effects make-up master, Tom Savini, Pittsburgh is the perfect city to nurture an interest in monster making. Learn how to develop movie-worthy artwork in this introduction to creature design and mask making. Take a character from concept to completion as you transition from anatomical sketches to maquette building and basic mold making. Use professional materials such as latex and airbrush paint to create a realistic half-mask representing your devised creature. Sign Up
The Digital Forest of Miyazaki
July 15-19, 9am-3:30pm
Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s memorable character-driven films like My Neighbor Tortoro, Spirited Away, and Ponyo captivate audiences with their wit and imagination. In this camp, students will learn how to develop new and imaginative Miyazaki-inspired characters and take them into the digital realm using Wacom Digital Illustration tablets and Adobe software. Sign Up
July 22-26, 9am-12pm
Learn basic programming skills as you manipulate video and music using Python programming language. End the week by creating a sidescroller video game that you can play at home and share with friends. Sign Up
July 22-26, 12:30-3pm
Shoot a short video in class and manipulate moving images using powerful Adobe AfterEffects software. Learn how to duplicate images, chroma key in unique backgrounds, and apply special effects. Sign Up
Aug 5-9, 9am-3:30pm
Learn to harness the many functions of digital still cameras. Digital and traditional photography will be compared and in-camp projects will provide an opportunity to improve aesthetic and technical skills through guided practice and critical analysis. Bring your own camera to class or borrow one of ours. Sign Up
Aug 12-16, 9am-3:30pm
We see people snapping pictures everywhere we go, recording their lives. But perhaps you are more interested in using photography as a form of artistic expression. In this camp, you'll explore a variety of unusual photographic techniques including painting with light, hand coloring, collage, and distinctive blue cyanotypes. You'll discover new possibilities with non-traditional image capturing, such as pinhole photography and camera obscura, as well as ultra-modern digital manipulation through Photoshop. Sign Up
Aug 19-23, 9am-3:30pm
Here’s a chance to take a D.I.Y. (do it yourself) approach to this century-old medium. Working collaboratively, you will learn to shoot, hand-process and digitally edit black and white film to achieve the exceptional look of celluloid. Hand painting, scratch films and other non-camera techniques will also be explored in this unique filmmaking camp. Sign Up
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media is teaming up the Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
This summer Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media is teaming up the Labs at CLP. Teens can take a hands-on approach to a century-old medium with independent filmmakers from Pittsburgh Filmmakers! Working with Super 8 film cameras, you’ll learn to shoot and digitally edit black-and-white film to achieve the exceptional look of celluloid. Proper use of the light meter, controlling exposure, frame rates and editing software will be covered in this unique workshop.
Register now! Space is limited. Write email@example.com or call 412.622.3140.
Youth Media & i5 DIGITAL FILM COMPETITION 2014
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media is again partnering with the Carnegie Science Center to present the i5 Digital Film Competition this year. i5 is looking for students to create a video of 5 minutes or less that shares why STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is an important part of your life. Please visit scitechfestival.org/film.asp to learn more, including how to submit entries, prize categories, and judging criteria.