The Midpen Media After School Program gives students total access to the Midpen Media Lab: a collaborative creative space for digital media makers of every kind! Whether you’re recording a podcast, designing a webcomic, composing a song, or producing a short film – our Media Lab will be a creative resource to each and every student.
The Media Lab features:
- Computers equipped with professional production tools and editing programs, including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud
- Two private recording studios for podcasts, music, and web videos
- Comfortable space for media-making collaboration and solo work
- Access to high-quality media production equipment including microphones, cameras, iPads, LED lights, and a fully operational television studio
From Podcasting to Screenwriting to Video Editing to Studio Production, our Media Makers will receive comprehensive training in multiple forms of media production at our weekly Wednesday workshops.
These one-hour sessions will provide a detailed introduction to many pieces of professional equipment in our check out library as well as the full functional use of our active television studio. The best part: anything we make in the process of learning will be broadcast on local television!
Sports Broadcasting Fridays
On select Fridays, our After School Team makes a trip to local sports games where we practice our Sports Broadcasting skills. Students have the chance to experience everything from active sports camera operation to switching to providing live commentary. Games are then aired on local TV within 24 hours!
After School Special Studio Show
The After School Special is our youth-run studio show where our After School Team showcase completed projects on a biweekly basis. Students will have the opportunity to write, build sets, design costumes, direct, perform, and operate the camera for a final product that will air on local TV.
Parents will love: demonstrated studio experience is a highly attractive skill on college applications and tech-based resumes!