"Media Mash Up with Andy & Alex" is a special, new course that focuses entirely on the creation of student work. From Day 1 onward, students collaborate as they explore a variety of artistic mediums, which could possibly entail narrative storytelling, photographic technique, filmmaking, graphic or sound design, and more as creations come forth. The answer to what the students make is found at the end of the intensive two weeks, as each concept transforms into a completed project.
Being co-taught by Andy Bloxham, an MMW photography instructor, and Alex Bilodeau, an MMW filmmaking instructor, this class offers a truly unique chance for students to exercise their creative voice and develop a diverse range of artistic skills. Investigation of current trends, reinforcement of industry standards, and just a touch of off-the-wall silliness helps ensure a well-rounded education.
This is an intermediate to advanced course, so potential students should feel confident with how to use the manual settings on a camera and have either photo or video editing experience. Students almost certainly explore something new, so most importantly they must come with an open mind, active imagination, and ready to make work.
Those wishing to attend and have not gone through one of our other programs need to submit a portfolio for approval.
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office. We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board