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 - Filmmaking, Field Production, TV Studio Production, Visual Effects, or Radio. Every workshop is a five-day session.
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.
The Filmmaking Workshop students frame their experience.
Field Production focuses on the disciplines of nonfiction storytelling. Learn how journalists and documentarians approach story development using research resourcing, and effective interview techniques to produce feature and profile projects.
Watch the students’ report on this workshop.
TV Studio Production
Television Studio offers the experience to work in a multi-camera environment to create live productions. Everyone directs an interview show, as well as working in all crew and talent capacities. This is preparation to produce a live musical performance with professional musicians.
Let the TV Studio students set the stage.
The Visual Effects Workshop focuses on the post-production process of creating the impossible. Students learn how to digitally manipulate their live action footage using professional software and technique, allowing limitless ways to tell a story through animation, compositing, and motion graphics.
Watch how the VFX students "cut it".
Radio for broadcast and the internet allows students to create, program, and execute a live three-hour streamed show. Instruction covers format programming, news and feature writing, interviews, spot production, playlist strategies, field recording, and audio post production.
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.