PSTV has created a multimedia space where students can learn about a multitude of media opportunities that are available to them. Here you will learn about film festivals, educational programs available from industry partners, workshops, internships and much more.
ALL PSTV WORKSHOP OFFERINGS
DJ Explosion (The Top Choice Experience) – Wednesday, Feb. 5th- March 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm (runs for 8 consecutive weeks) **No Experience Necessary; Register Here Only 12 slots available DJ Explosion workshop provides students grades 6-12 with the opportunity to learn the basics of DJing. During the session, students will learn theory with a heavy focus on hands-on practice. Accompanied by guest DJ’s, student will walk away understanding core principles and mixing
TechGirlz – Feb. 13th – Python Programming workshop at PSTV from 4-6:30 ( MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS) Register here Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts. Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they learned to create their own game. Please create a free Trinket.io account prior to the workshop
Logic Pro Workshop – Mondays Feb 24- March 16 from 4:00-6:00 pm (runs for 4 consecutive weeks) **No Experience Necessary; Register Here Only 15 slots available – This basic workshop will familiarize you with the use of our Xpress studio along with and use of Logic Pro software. You will learn the Mixer, layout, Understanding Tempo and Key for Creating Loops, Software Instruments, MIDI, Recording Audio, VST Plugins, Mastering and Exporting Projects. This workshop is comprised of four sessions that must be attended in order to receive a PSTV certification.
Advanced Logic Pro Workshop – Mondays, March 23-April 13th from 4-6PM -(runs for 4 consecutive weeks) **Logic Pro is a Prerequisite Register Here Only 15 slots available Along with and use the continued use of Logic Pro software you will become acquainted with how to use our Express Studio and the Recording Vocals, Deep Dive: Compression and EQ, Auxiliary Tracks: Sends, Busses, Parallel Tracks, Mastering Final Tracks. You must have already completed the Logic Pro workshop.
Songwriting and Production: Start to Finish – Tuesdays, Feb. 24 – May 5 from 4:00-6:00 pm (runs for 10-consecutive weeks)** Logic Pro is a Prerequisite Register Here Are you a writer? Musician? Producer? Looking for a team to collaborate with? The Songwriting course at PSTV will teach the process of songwriting and recording, bringing together a wealth of student talent in a collaborative, supportive environment. The course begins with an analysis of song structure and style across genres. Students will collaborate to write lyrics, write melodies and chord structures, and determine a style or genre for production. Students are also encouraged to bring existing melodies or lyrics to the class. During the second part of the course, students will record songs, either “inside the box” with software instruments or with live instrumental recordings in the studio. Finally, students will mix songs in Logic and work to promote songs through the Districts’ streaming channel.
‘YOUR VOICE, YOUR MESSAGE’ / MOBILE PODCAST – 1-day workshop Wednesday, 02/12/20 from 4:00-6:00 pm **No Experience Necessary; Register Here
Only 15 slots available A podcast is one of the most powerful vehicles to spread a message by using your own voice. This workshop teaches you how to develop your own podcast using your smartphone. It will cover planning and pre-production, topics, duration, and how to speak to your audience. Also, how to use hardware and software to record your pieces. Learn how to incorporate music and sound effects to enhance your storytelling.
YOUTUBE D.I.Y. – 1-day workshop, Wednesday, 03/18/20 from 4:00-6:00 pm **No Experience Necessary; Register Here Only 15 slots available YouTube is the go-to space if you want to showcase your videos and start a community of viewers. In this class, you will learn how to create and set up your own YouTube Channel. A step-by-step guide to make your channel, customize it and add videos. Use your smartphone as a camera, build up your stage crafting your own background and lighting setup using stuff around your house. Also, learn how to use YouTube incorporated assets like music and sound effects.
CREATIVE EDITING ON PHOTOSHOP – 1-day workshop, Wednesday, 04/22/20 from 4:00-6:00 pm **No Experience Necessary; Only 15 slots available; Register Here Photoshop is a huge tool for creators. Either if you do photography or graphic design, learning the basics of photoshop will help you to free up your creativity. This workshop will teach you the basic tools to enhance your images, using filters, adding text and different objects. Change backgrounds, colors, create collages, etc.
DESIGNING FLYERS ONLINE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA – 1-day workshop- Wednesday, 05/20/20 from 4:00-6:00 pm **No Experience Necessary; Only 15 slots available; Register Here If you learn your ways, Social Media will give you the push up to gain audiences for your products, music and more. In this class, you will learn how to design flyers and posters to display on the internet using online tools. Promote your brand, your products, and ideas.
Rich Quick Cypher Workshop Series (Fridays between 3/6 and 4/3) – 4:00-6:00 pm Philly rappers and music industry professionals will lead a series of workshops open to any current high school student (grades 9-12) focusing on cyphering and freestyling as well as sustainable creative careers such as podcasting. Students will also have opportunities to speak to the teaching artists about their experiences on local, national, and international stages, and will be featured on an established podcast. Advance registration is REQUIRED.
(STEAM)/STEM Workshops – More details to follow
Feb 8, March 7, April 18, May 9
Light & Motion, XR & MR,VJ & Sound
TechGirlz – Each Month PSTV offers Free TechGirlz workshops on the 2nd Thursday of the month, for Middle School Girls.Register for classes at TechGirlz As much as we want all children to learn about technology, we do limit the age for our workshops to 6th-9th grade girls. TechGirlz Policies
Art of Journalism
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Deadline to apply for Spring: January 17th, 2020
Classes meet Wednesdays February 5th, 2020 through May 6th, 2020
Join our supportive and collaborative environment of youth media makers! If accepted into our programs you will be required to become a PhillyCAM youth member. The youth membership fee is $15 which expires 12 months after your sign up date at which you would need to renew your membership to continue to be in programs. If you are an awesome youth, between 14-21 years old, you are eligible to be part of Reel Skills, PhillyCAM’s after school youth program. We provide access to equipment and other professional tools that help Philly youth to explore various forms of media to examine and tell their own stories through their own lens.
Participants of Reel Skills will:
Work with and build community with other talented youth across the city of Philadelphia.
Receive professional technical training in a creative community of peers.
Broadcast your media on our TV channels with Comcast and Verizon along with our radio station WPPM 106.5
Earn volunteer and networking experience through attending local media events.
Earn the opportunity to be selected for a paid summer fellowship
Access to open media lab hours to work on independent projects for channel.
Classes meet Wednesdays starting February 5th, 2020 through May 6th, 2020. Participants may be absent for no more than 4 classes to stay enrolled. Our classes run from 4 pm-6 pm. Students can arrive at PhillyCAM as early as 2 pm to work on homework or create their own media.
Teen Filmmakers Showcase
The event is a chance for teenagers interested in the film industry to see their original films on the big screen, walk a red carpet, meet university film school faculty and arrive at the event in style, in a limo! We hosted the event for the first time last August, and it was amazing! We showed eleven films to a packed audience of 150, the teens each got to speak about their films and some even walked away with some awards!
For 2020, the submission period will be open from February 1st-June 15th and is open to all 12-19 YO in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
We are accepting all genres and films can be from individual students and also groups or film club submissions all online at Register
The weblink also has some really great phots from last year to give you an idea of the night!
Interview on Comcast Newsmakers: https://comcastnewsmakers.com/ Videos/2019/11/11/CC191108-1? autoPlay
Social Media: @sepateenfilmshowcase
We are excited to announce the date for the Annual School District of Philadelphia Technology Expo and Competition. This is an event that celebrates the great work our students do in all content areas using technology. We want to invite you and your students to register to participate in the 2020 Philly Technology Exposition and Competition (TEC) Showcase on April 3, 2020. Please check out the links below and consider entering your students into one of the following Philly TEC categories:
Philly TEC Digital Movie | Grade 3-5
Philly TEC Coding | Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8
Philly TEC Digital Art | Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Philly TEC Multimedia | Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Students in grades 6-12 are also invited to enter their projects into additional categories that are apart of the Middle and High School Regional Media and Design Competition. Winners of the categories listed below will be eligible to represent Philadelphia and compete at the PA Media and Design Competition held on May 19 or 20 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Registration for the categories listed below should be entered on the appropriate PA Media and Design Registration Portal.
PA Media and Design Competition
Schools can enter the best project that represents the school in each of the grade-appropriate categories with 1- 3 students working on a group project.
Click here for Philly Technology Expo and Competition Information/Registration. Registration Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020.
We will be holding a webinar about this event on February 6th from 3:30-4:00 pm. To register, visit tinyurl.com/techexpowebinar We look forward to seeing you and your students at this year’s Technology Expo and Competition and thank you for the work you do each day with students.
If you have any questions, please email Tracey McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philadelphia Youth Film Festival will take place on February 22nd, 2020.
PHYFF is a student-run free film festival, through which Philadelphians can meet and learn from filmmakers, and watch some of the best highschool films made around the world and outstanding local high school films.
www.phyff.com | FilmFreeway
Cinemaniacs, a new after-school film literacy program created through a partnership between the Big Picture Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Society. Cinemaniacs is a FREE after-school program where youth, grades 9-12, will watch a diverse selection of local, global & historical films and explore the role of cinema in their own lives, communities, and society. It provides a safe and supportive learning environment where youth can analyze and discuss films with peers & industry professionals.
The goals for the program are to:
– build community & confidence among young creatives
– facilitate critical thinking and dialogue around the historical, current and future role of film in society
– develop film & media literacy (history, vocabulary, and concepts)
– provide access to a diverse array of local, global and historical films
– connect youth to a network of filmmakers and industry professionals
Each session will tackle a different theme, introduce new vocabulary, offer new films for analysis, and include a discussion guided by BPA teaching artists. Some of these themes include Perception & Point of View, Fact vs Fiction, Representation & Power, Equity & Social Change, and Imagining Futures.
Please consider sharing this information and the attached flyer with your youth communities. Whether you would like to bring a group as a part of your program or if you share with individual students who might be interested, we would be grateful for any help in getting the word out about this pilot program. Space is limited to 20 slots so we wanted to inform our partner organizations first and make sure their communities know about this unique opportunity.
Mondays, March 2 – April 27th, (except April 6)
3:30pm – 6:00pm
The Albert M. Greenfield Education and Community Screening Room
Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut St, Phila.
Interested students can enroll by completing the form linked here. https://forms.gle/ QDKBFYdNBMPL7ZhM9
For questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com or call Big Picture Alliance at (443) 414-9919.
The Urban Technology Project is now recruiting for our 2018-19 Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows cohort. Students ages of 18-24 that is interested in a career in technology. The AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows Pre-Apprenticeship program offers young adults the opportunity to learn technology support while serving Philadelphia schools by providing STEM and Computer Science mentoring activities to students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows provide technology services to schools across the district while learning new tech skills, professionalism skills, earning a living stipend, gaining I.T. industry certifications, and more! Learn More