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Upcoming Youth Programs

The Media Factory provides workshops specifically for youth and teens for schools and with our community partners. Our upcoming workshops are below. Email us at learn@retn.org to discuss how we can bring our programs to your school or community. Please use the links to register with our community partners.

  • Green Screen and Space Exploration with Technology for Tomorrow

    Tuesday January 14, 2020 at Technology for Tomorrow
    Wednesdays January 22 and 29, 2020 at Media Factory


    Designed for homeschool learners in grades 4-12, this 3-day workshop meets state requirements for Science when doing the end-of-the-year assessment. In Class 1 learners will meet at the Technology for Tomorrow facility in Williston to research and study the subject of space focusing on our solar system and planets. Learners will create a slideshow with various elements as evidence of their learning and present that to the other participants. Class 2 and 3 of this course will be held at the Media Factory in Burlington (VCAM/RETN), we will introduce green screen videoomaking and editing. At the end of this course, learners will have a finished short video project about space with a green screen technique incorporated into the story.

  • Ski, Shred and Show - Learn How to Film with South Burlington Recreation and Parks

    Tuesdays, January 21 - February 11, 2020 4pm-6pm

    Open to grades 6-8, learn videomaking at the Media Factory (transportation provided) that prepares you for filming on the mountain! You will work with Media Factory filmmaking staff to learn how to get all the best out of your mountain sports footage. Learn the process of shot lists, filming on the mountain, and audio and video editing. As part of the workshop, you will be able to check out equipment for your own filming adventures.

  • Action Filmmaking: Green Screen & Special Effects with FlynnCamps

    Winter Break Camp - February 24-28, 2020 8:30am-3pm, extended day available.
    Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: Production at The Flynn Center
    Thursday & Friday: Editing and Effects at The Media Factory


    Please note: February and April Vacation Camp registration opens on 12/4 to members and on 12/7 to the public.
    Delve into the world of filmmaking special effects while making your own mini-blockbuster! Over the course of this class, students will learn the basics of cinematography, digital film editing, and post-production while working with industry-standard editing applications such as iMovie and Garageband. Students will leave with skills in cinematography, editing, green screen production, and in-camera tricks while working on their own original short film projects! Films will be presented in a live screening and talkback at the Media Factory!

Videos Produced with Media Factory Youth Media Programs