Young Artist Digital Bookmaking

Have fun turning your story idea into an interactive iPad publication

It's not just coming—it's already here. Tablets are the new platform for delivery of digital stories of all types, and may be rich with all forms of digital media. Develop your story concept. Learn some essential foundational principals of design. Grab tools for content gathering, even if using the still, video and audio recorders on your mobile device. All media then converges in the digital laboratory for production sequencing, refinement and polish.

Embark on an adventure capturing, building. and editing the assets needed to tell your story. Each step of the way, you'll have support and guidance to help you learn the tools and techniques necessary to create a fully functional, interactive iPad publication. Learn how to edit and transcode video and audio files. Explore the full range of widgets available online and learn how to create your own widgets using HTML5 animation. 

Students should have a working understanding of the Apple Macintosh computer and operating system and some familiarity with Adobe and Apple software. Students should bring an iPad and should have access to an Apple App Store account, an iTunes Connect account and have an established Adobe ID.

About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critique, 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 and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board.