Sports filmmaking is an adventure

Date: Jul 8-21, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $3100
Class Size: 14

Spend your summer learning to shoot, frame, and edit, while capturing outside adventure sports.  Travel the coast of Maine in search of rock climbers, bikers, and skateboarders seeking high adventure.  Learn to work with athletes who put themselves at risk and explore innovative ways to capture the intensity of each sport while safely producing your own film.

Each day, students find themselves filming in new locations, reviewing and critiquing their exciting footage.   Try out cameras that work the best for you including Go-Pros and DSLRs.

Topics covered during the week include pre-production, framing, equipment selection and use.

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, selected staff, 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

Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.

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Instructor: Taylor McIntosh

Taylor McIntosh is a freelance photographer and filmmaker born and raised in Maine but currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. His work, both still and moving, lies somewhere within the realm of documentary. Along with shooting in the majority of the US, he has made images and films in countries around the globe. McIntosh has a B.A. in Film Production from Keene State College and an M.F.A. in Documentary Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is currently working on his second feature length narrative film as well as a feature documentary about a group of Somali Refugees living in Nepal.