Youth FX Filmmaking
Albany Public Library is partnering with the award winning organization Youth FX for an entire year of FREE filmmaking programs for teens in 2016!
Youth FX is an award-winning local organization committed to inspiring and empowering youth in Albany’s under-resourced neighborhoods through a hands-on exploration of the creative and technical aspects of digital filmmaking. APL will be offering workshops at multiple locations throughout the year, including single-day and multi-week programs.
For the single-day 5 Hour Film Projects, teens will learn the basics of filmmaking and create a short film in one day. In longer, 4- and 8-week sessions, participants will go deeper into the filmmaking process to develop, shoot, and edit complete films. For all programs, Youth FX filmmakers will give hands on lessons in writing, directing, filming, and editing, using professional equipment. All the finished films will be screened at a special event with free popcorn and prizes (date TBA).
Youth FX programs at APL are for ages 11-17. You can register for any of these programs online or by calling 427-4310.
You can view previous films made with Youth FX at Albany Public Library on our YouTube channel.
UPDATED! 2017 Youth FX Workshops at APL
4-week Filmmaking Workshop @ the Delaware Branch
January 6, 13, 20, & 27 – Fridays @ 3:30 – 6pm
Stop Motion for Kids Workshop @ the Washington Ave Branch
February 23 – Thursday @ 1 – 4pm
Podcasting Workshop @ the Delaware Branch
February 20 & 21 – Monday & Tuesday @ 3 – 6pm
5-hour Film Project @ the Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch
March 4 – Saturday @ noon – 5pm
4-week Filmmaking Workshop @ the Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch
March 7, 14, 21, & 28 – Tuesdays @ 3:30 – 6pm
5-hour Film Project @ the Pine Hills Branch
April 1 – Saturday @ noon – 5pm
4-week Filmmaking Workshop @ the Pine Hills Branch
April 5, 12, 17, & 22 – Wednesdays @ 3:30 – 6pm
Podcasting Workshop @ the Washington Ave Branch
April 17 & 18 – Monday & Tuesday @ 1 – 4pm
5-hour Film Project @ the Bach Branch
May 6 – Saturday @ noon – 5pm
4-week Filmmaking Workshop @ the Bach Branch
May 9, 16, 23, & 30 – Tuesdays @ 3:30 – 6pm
4-week Filmmaking Workshop @ the Washington Ave Branch
June 6, 13, 20, & 27 – Tuesdays @ 3:30 – 6pm