These workshops are designed for budding journalists, filmmakers, actors and social media influencers who want a fun and creative way to express themselves. Participants are introduced to media production in a fun, hands-on learning environment that is conveniently located – we are in the same building as the public library! These courses inspire kids in a creative atmosphere to learn communication skills they can use for a lifetime. Nothing is impossible when you have a camera, an idea and a group of friends! Class fees include a non-shareable snack each day and a USB drive with your child’s projects. Drives will be distributed at the end of the summer.

Registration opens April 5
Registration deadline June 10

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Information on Sun Prairie Media Center Memberships
Pam Steitz Scholarship is available to those who qualify

Adventures in Movie Making
Ready to make a summer blockbuster?  Learn how Hollywood shoots and edits movies while mastering basic movie-making techniques.  Create a story idea with a production team, and then turn that concept into a script and storyboard. Students can either rotate project roles (spending time as a director, camera operator or actor) or they can choose to focus on improving their skills in one particular role.  As a team, students will create a movie from concept to completion while also adding fun special effects, use of the green screen and a short trailer. 
Min 6 / Max 8

FULL Session 1: June 20-23, 9am-12pm (Ages 9-11)
FULL Session 2: July 11-14, 1:30-4:30pm (Ages 11-14)
$75 Member / $100 Non-Member

Adventures in Sports Production
Master all of the skills needed to create a live sports broadcast! Learn how to prepare storylines and expertly describe the action. Work together to make sure all of the camera angles are covered to ensure viewers don’t miss a single play! Students will also have a chance to interview the coaches and players. Preparations are still being finalized with Sun Prairie Youth Baseball and Softball, please be aware that Wednesday and Thursday class sessions will meet in the early evening to broadcast a live game!
Ages 9-14
Min 4 / Max 6

FULL June 20 & 21, 1:30-4:30pm meet at Sun Prairie Media Center
June 22 & 23, 3:30-6:30pm meet at Sun Prairie Little League Field in Sheehan Park

$75 Member / $100 Non-Member

*We are currently planning to meet at the Little League complex behind Sheehan Park at 3:30pm Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 & 23 to broadcast the 5pm game live both evenings.

Adventures in Animation
Making a cartoon has never been easier! Discover how animators create animated cartoons and movies.  Designed for students with a desire to learn, this workshop focuses on traditional stop-motion techniques and 2d animation techniques.  Learn how to bring art to life with animation.  Then add sound and special effects!  We will use cameras and iPad animation apps. 
Ages 9-14
Min 6 / Max 8

FULL Session 1: July 11-14, 9am-12pm
FULL Session 2: July 18-21, 1:30-4:30pm
$75 Member / $100 Non-Member

Adventures in Reporting
Do you have a nose for news? Would you like to sharpen your interview skills and camera techniques? Come join us for four afternoons of reporting and exploring. On Monday, we take a trip to the zoo while learning tips and tricks for interviewing and how to work the camera equipment. The following days we will report on location and gather news from around town and review the footage in the computer lab.
Ages 9-14

Min 4 / Max 6
FULL July 18-21, 9am-12pm
$75 Member / $100 Non-Member
 

Adventures in Photography
Do you have a nose for news? Would you like to sharpen your interview skills and camera techniques? Come join us for four afternoons of reporting and exploring. On Monday, we take a trip to the zoo while learning tips and tricks for interviewing and how to work the camera equipment. The following days we will report on location and gather news from around town and review the footage in the computer lab.
Ages 9-14
Min 4 / Max 6
FULL July 25-28, 9am-12pm
$75 Member / $100 Non-Member

Adventures in Podcasting
Want a unique way to express yourself to your community? Do you have thoughts, ideas, and passions you want to share? Learn how to use our new, state-of-the-art 103.5 FM studio to create an audio podcast. This workshop provides hands-on experience with on-air announcing, programming your favorite songs and asking the questions that make great interviews. This is a terrific opportunity for young people who want to gain confidence on the microphone. 
Ages 9-14
Min 6 / Max 8
FULL July 25-26, 1:30-4:30pm

$40 Member / $60 Non-Member

Adventures in Live Television
Nothing beats the excitement of performing live! From script ideas to directing, from audio to video, from casting to camera work, we will produce a LIVE television program in the studio. The two day workshop will be filled with fun, creativity, and teamwork to produce a live show – what sort of show? That’s up to you!
Ages 11-14
Min 8 / Max 10
July 27-28, 1:30-4:30pm
$40 Member / $60 Non-Member