Sports filmmaking is an adventure

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Spend the week on the coast of Maine learning to shoot, frame, and edit, while capturing outside adventure sports. 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.   We’ll work with a variety of cameras and camera stabilization and support systems used to capture the smoothest of visuals.

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 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 $75 over the week  for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.

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

Tuition Note: includes room and board

Image Credits:  Jen Hoffer, Kara Birnbaum

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Instructor: Jasmine Quiñones

Jasmine Quiñones is an Austin, Texas-based filmmaker with extensive experience shooting and editing a wide array of content. She is the owner/operator of JQ Visuals, producing everything from music videos, to weddings, to branded content and commercials. Jasmine has a deep passion for filmmaking, and a distinctive visual aesthetic, encompassing high-energy, emotional and dramatic visuals that tell engaging human stories in unique and innovative ways.