Milton Media Lab Course Offerings
This is a multi-level audio engineering course designed to teach students how to use digital audio recording technology to make music. Whether you are a trained musician or someone who just loves music, but does not play an instrument, this course is designed for everyone. Students will be introduced to recording technique and theory and work to complete a variety of individual and group projects using Apple’s Garageband, Logic Pro, and the Protools Recording Suite. We will culminate in a listening party and CDs will be made available for participants.
This is an introductory course to digital filmmaking and is a prerequisite to Movie Production Two. Students will learn the language and skills to create their own movies in this 9 week course using digital HD cameras and Apple’s iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Students will work individually and in groups to write, direct, light, and edit their own original productions. We will analyze scenes from groundbreaking films, understand the technology of filmmaking today, and work together to entertain and enlighten the world. This class will culminate in a film festival, and individual DVDs of student projects to use in college applications. After successful completion, interested students can then sign up for Movie Production Two, which is a semester-long course dedicated to creating full-length films.
This is an advanced course in digital filmmaking and requires that participants successfully complete Movie Production One. Students will work in crews to write screenplays, direct, and edit short films using Canon HD cameras and Apples’ Final Cut Pro. The concept of this course is to use a full semester to create advanced films that we can submit into local and national student film festivals. This course will culminate in a local film festival, and individual DVDs of student projects to use in college applications.
Yellow Jacket TV is an opportunity for students to create a weekly news and variety show to be streamed online during TA, as well as made available for podcast. This class is for any student interested in camera operation, sound, content editing, or on air talent such anchorpersons, weather experts, and sports commentators. This is a unique opportunity for dedicated students to produce a valuable resource to the school and broader community, and to become a star both in front of, and behind the camera. No prior broadcasting experience necessary.