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  • Summer 2016 Teen Videomaking Workshops

    posted on: June 16, 2016

    Join us this summer for a series of videomaking workshops with our friends at Spark Media Project. Learn video production skills while working as a team to create original, short videos.

    These workshops are designed for youth ages 12 and up. Each workshop is held on a Saturday afternoon from 12pm-4pm. Sign up for one or more today!

    Space is limited and registration is required. To register for one or more of these workshops, please contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480 or register online at

    Art of Music Videos
    Saturday, July 23
    In this workshop, students will create their own music video for a song of their choice! Students will also critique their favorite music videos to help them identify criteria for what makes an interesting and visually appealing music video. They will have all the resources needed to be able to incorporate animations, special effects, and narrative storylines to make their music videos unique to them.

    Experimental Film
    Saturday, July 30
    In this offering, students get an introduction to the genre of experimental film. Students will learn about shots and angles and the process of filmmaking from all the way from scripting to editing. They will get to experiment with sound, color, time and shot composition to push the boundaries of typical filmmaking and their imaginations, and end up with their own unique short films.

    Poetry in Motion
    Saturday, August 13
    In this offering students will get a chance to discuss poetry and the imagery it invokes! Students will get to pick and interpret their own poems or choose from among their favorites. They will film imagery they make and use voiceovers to bring their poetry to life or using Kinetic Typography in Adobe After-Effects they will be able to give a visual meaning to poems by digitally animating words. By the end of the class they will have their own animated version of a poem!

    Sci-Fi and Fantasy Filmmaking
    Saturday, August 27
    In this workshop students have a chance to create a world with out of this world elements. Students will learn the basics of the sci-fi fantasy genre and filmmaking. Working in groups the students will script, storyboard and film their own original sci-fi/fantasy narrative short films. Special focus will be given to special effects (e.g. telekinesis, super speed, and teleportation). Possible project topics include ghost movies, superhero movies, or movies about magic!

    These workshops are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

    in categories: Events, Programs, Young Adults

  • Youth Ages 9-13 are Invited to HACK THE LIBRARY! This Summer

    posted on: June 9, 2016

    HACK THE LIBRARY! is a FREE weekend of labs for kids centered around learning how to create digital work taught by digital artists. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use various programs to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create a new website to showcase work that will be hosted on

    These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs are run by artists whose work are specialized in the field. This art-base is geared toward kids ages 9-13. Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 11am to 1pm. Sunday (July 10) & Monday (July 11) there will be a full day from 10am to 4pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This program is co-organized by New York-based digital art educators, Powrplnt, local zine publication ZeroCool and the Hudson Area Library.

    Space is limited! Sign up at the library or by calling 518-828-1792 x101. The sign up form is accessible here: HACK THE LIBRARY! sign up form.

    in categories: Children, Events, Programs, Young Adults

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