Digital Media Workshop - Summer 2018 Session 2

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Digital Media Workshop - Summer 2018 is for teens aged 10-13.


Students will develop a short personal non-fiction story, in both audio and visual formats, as well as learn to create a website to showcase their work.  They will develop basic skills in storytelling, recording, photography, video, and website creation. Students will be expected to carry out some work in between sessions.


Full Description:

Today’s media world requires a variety of skills to navigate. The ability to connect and communicate with others using digital tools creates opportunities for work, family, and community service.


In this workshop, students will first develop a short, non-fiction story about something that has personal meaning to the student.  They will then learn to turn this story into an audio piece such as might be heard on the radio segment or a podcast. 


In the next step, students will learn basic photography skills and collect imagery and short video snippets, in order to create a short slideshow/video, using their audio work as the base soundtrack. They will learn how visuals can enhance or even replace portions of their audio, and further deepen their storytelling.


Finally, students, will be taught how to create a basic website (using various free services) to showcase and promote their work.  Here they can add additional written work and photos to enhance their presentation.


Although students will receive some exposure to more professional level tools, such as Canon cameras, various microphones, Final Cut Pro X, etc., the primary tools will be student cell phones and DMA’s iPads.  This is to emphasize that they can create quality work without fancy gear, if they understand how to use what they possess already.  The most important lessons will revolve around the crafting and telling of their story, rather than what the “best” gear or software is.


The workshop is lead by DMA staffer Alex Silva-Sadder, with assistance from a high school intern, who has completed all our other youth workshops.



  • Cost for the week is $225 per student and is payable in advance

  • Attendance at all five sessions is required and prompt attendance is a must. Students more than 15 minutes late for the first day of the workshop, may lose their place to 'stand-by' students.

  • Participation in this workshop is limited to 8 students

  • The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13th

  • Teens must be aged 13-15 and live or study in Davis to be eligible to participate

  • All workshops take place at Davis Media Access, located at 1623 Fifth Street in Davis

  • Registration is first-come, first-served

  • For more information, please email

  • Workshop Refund Policy is below

By confirming your payment below, as parent/guardian, you affirm, that:


  • I understand that, if my child is more than 15 minutes late to the first session of the workshop without providing reasonable prior notice, my child's place may be given to a "stand-by'' student. The late child will then not be able to attend if the workshop is full, since space is strictly limited. I also understand that my child must attend all scheduled sessions of the workshop. My child may be dropped from camp if any session is missed.

  • I understand the workshop refund policy stated below.


Workshop Refund Policy


If you change your mind about attending a workshop, please contact us immediately.


Fees paid to DMA will be refunded based on the following policy:


  • 75 percent refund if requested 30 days or more in advance of the workshop start date

  • 50 percent refund if requested 15-29 days in advance of the workshop start date

  • 25 percent refund if requested 7-14 days in advance of the workshop start date

  • No refunds will be given less than 7 days prior to the workshop starting date


Refunds for cash or check registrations will be refunded by Davis Media Access via check in 2 to 3 weeks. Refunds for credit card transactions will be credited back to the card used within 48 hours of refund request. A 5 percent processing fee applies to all refunds.



July 11th, 2018 1:00 PM   through   July 20th, 2018 4:00 PM
1623 5TH ST
DAVIS, CA 95616-3966
United States
Phone: 530.757.2419
Event Fee(s)
Workshop Fee $ 225.00