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Hilltop Tacoma Film Competition

Attention filmmakers: The Hilltop Business Association, sponsor of Hilltop Street Fair, has announced the Hilltop Tacoma Film Competition. Make a short 10-minute drama, comedy or historical documentary and win a cool $100.00 for the effort. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, August 8th. Screenings and award announcements will occur Aug. 22, at the Hilltop Street Fair Tacoma. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/914752871928210/ Continue reading Hilltop Tacoma Film Competition

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Atomic Comicon 2015

Come on down to the Atomic Comicon July 17th and 18th at the Tacoma Public Library! There are a variety of exciting events in store for you, such as: A Cosplay Dance! (July 17th, 5:45-8pm) Games! Vendors! Panels and more! If you’d like to search for clues before donning your cape and tights, check out http://www.atomiccomicconvention.wordpress.com Also, a big Thank You to Caitlyn Dresie, who … Continue reading Atomic Comicon 2015

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Learn to Code with Scratch!

Want to jump right into computer coding? All you need is a web browser and your imagination! Begin by downloading and printing this easy-to-follow introductory tutorial: Scratch Tutorial With it you too can begin learning how to create your very own computer program quickly and easily. Want more? Attend a Coder Dojo session, held every Saturday at Tacoma Public Library’s Main Downtown branch, 1102 Tacoma Avenue. Meetings … Continue reading Learn to Code with Scratch!

Tank Brown

This video showcases StoryLab’s January, 2015 Producer of the Month, Travodkas Brown. Tank became a StoryLab producer in the Fall of 2014. He works in Logic Pro and is known for his smooth vocal phrasing and all-around great attitude. In addition to his collaborative work with other rappers he participated in the production of StoryLab’s very own 90-second Newbery submittal, Ivan 4 realuh, based on … Continue reading Tank Brown

Upcoming StoryLab Hours Changes

StoryLab will be closed Thursday, February 12th for a National Public Radio interview being conducted in our facility. StoryLab and the Tacoma Public Library will close all day Saturday, February 14th due to the upcoming Presidents’ Day Holiday. Week of February 16th: StoryLab will be closed on Tuesday, February 17th through Thursday the 19th due to staff vacation. We will reopen with our normal operating … Continue reading Upcoming StoryLab Hours Changes

Producer of the Month: Kyle Duffey

Kyle is a graduate from Lincoln High School and has proven himself a skilled producer and editor. Having just signed up during the month of October, Kyle was single-handedly responsible for an Autotune revolution here in StoryLab! Working collaboratively with several producers, Kyle has participated in no fewer than four separate projects, adding his skills and talents to all who seek his help. In this … Continue reading Producer of the Month: Kyle Duffey

Making Tracks with Studio One

StoryLab’s summer course offerings included a two-day audio production extravaganza, facilitated and engineered by John Hargis. On Tuesday, August 19th producers met inside the lab to learn about the exciting features offered by StoryLab’s new Digital Audio Workstation software: Studio One.  With easy-to-use drag-and-drop functionality and an incredible array of editing options, Studio One is quickly becoming a standard in professional audio production.  Class participants learned the ins and outs of various software … Continue reading Making Tracks with Studio One

The February 8, 2014 Deadline for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Approaches!

And the questions have been pouring in!  We are so excited that Tacoma is responding to the film festival. Just in case you have been pondering some of the same questions we’ve already received, here’s some commonly requested information. So you want to check out a video camera from the Media StoryLab, but you don’t know how to make it happen? Here’s what you need … Continue reading The February 8, 2014 Deadline for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Approaches!

Want to become a member of the StoryLab and learn how to check out a video camera? Attend this orientation session!

Learn more about the orientation session here! If you want to become a member of the lab. If you want to check out a video camera. If you want to use our equipment to make a 90-Second Newbery Film Fest Submission. Then you should attend our awesome orientation session this Saturday, January 4, 2014 @ 10 a.m. in the StoryLab!  See you there! Continue reading Want to become a member of the StoryLab and learn how to check out a video camera? Attend this orientation session!

Attend a Film Workshop

Attend a Film Workshop It’s a great way to prep for creating a submission for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival We will offer 3 free film classes or workshops over December 2013 and January 2014 for 90-Second Newbery contenders and youth curious about film making. Here students will learn and apply some of the basic skills needed to create a short film, including story, scriptwriting, … Continue reading Attend a Film Workshop

Spoken Word Workshop with Lucas Smiraldo

      Spoken Word Workshop Poetry at the Speed of Sound December 14, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Library Join Tacoma’s new poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo in a writing and spoken word workshop designed to move your message from the paper to the microphone to digital media, all in one day. Explore your writing voice and performance identity Folks who take this … Continue reading Spoken Word Workshop with Lucas Smiraldo

Anime Music Video Workshop On (Saturday) November 30, 2013

Anime fans come one and all, because this Anime Music Video (A.M.V.),  workshop is going to be amazing! Learn how to edit your favorite anime up and sync it to music using Final Cut Pro video editing software. When: (Saturday) November 30, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Downtown Main Library, StoryLab Ages: 13 – 19 Bring: A desire to learn and a sack … Continue reading Anime Music Video Workshop On (Saturday) November 30, 2013

Poetry at the Speed of Sound

Poetry at the Speed of Sound Free spoken word workshops with Lucas Smiraldo, Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Create poems and perform them with power, confidence and certainty. Create original content that changes the air currents and shakes up listeners. Make a poem that packs a wallop. Join Tacoma’s new poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo in a writing and spoken word workshop designed to move your message from the … Continue reading Poetry at the Speed of Sound

Voice Over Workshop with Nicole Fazio

Voice Over Workshop with Nicole Fazio In this day-long Voice-Over workshop, we will take a step-by-step approach working as a voice-over artist – from working with a microphone to the business side of being a successful voice over artist. You will learn to read and interpret various types of text, using your individual voice. You will learn the basics of staying focused and able to … Continue reading Voice Over Workshop with Nicole Fazio

Putting Your Camera to Work

Putting Your Camera to Work A free photography workshop for teens Getting off auto mode may seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Understanding how exposure, aperture and iso work will give you the chops to be a more confident photographer. In this free workshop photographer Jesse Michener will break it all down for you in clear, easy-to-understand language so you really … Continue reading Putting Your Camera to Work

Tacoma Responds

Have you read, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio? What did you think? Do you have precepts by which you live? What are they? Using film, photography, poetry, drawings, video or mixed media how would you share your ideas (your response to Wonder) with your community? Stop by the downtown Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab any time during the month of April, and our staff will help you share your vision using our … Continue reading Tacoma Responds

March Madness – Drop In Workshop

March Madness: A free drop-in digital media workshop for kids, teens and adults! Learn to use Photoshop and other digital photo editing software to picture yourself on your favorite team during March Madness. Upload your picture to Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, etc. or print out a copy to take home. All ages. Free! StoryLab @ The Main Library March 19th – 22nd 2-5 p.m. Sat. March … Continue reading March Madness – Drop In Workshop