Apprenticeship Program

2016 Summer Apprenticeship Program

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Apprenticeship Program Dates: Days/Times may vary
Saturday, June 25th – July 29th

  1. SESSION 1: Call The Shots – Ages 13-22yrs
  2. SESSION 2: Make It Reel – Ages 15-22yrs

Application Release Date: Friday, March 26th
Application Due Date: Sunday, May 15th

Program Fee:
Reel Grrls programs are based on tiers. Scholarships available.

Apply today!

Sign-up for the Reel Grrls Summer Apprenticeship Program!  A unique 2-part program that offers advanced video production and leadership training to experienced youth media makers. Grrls will get more experience with:

  • Media Literacy and what makes high quality and engaging media
  • Media Justice and how to use media as a tool for social change and empowerment
  • Digital Storytellers and how to use advanced tools to amplify their voice

SESSION 1: Call The Shots
Ages 13 – 22 years | up to 20 spaces available
10am -4pm (20 hours) | June 25- July 9, 2016 | Location TBD
This hands-on video production workshop provides up to 20 grrls with a creative storytelling opportunity building skills and focus through intensive workshops and one-on-one sessions with mentors, including professional filmmakers and teaching artists.

The program includes:

  • Pre-Production and Storyboarding and Pre-Production
  • DSLR Cinematography
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Editing and Post Production

Kick Off: Saturday, June 25th, 12pm-4pm
Week 1: Monday, June 27th – Thursday, June 30th, 10am-4pm
Week 2: Wednesday, July 6th – Saturday, July 9th, 10am-4pm

SESSION 2 – Make It Reel
Ages 15 – 22 years | up to 12 spaces available
10am -4pm (42-60 hours) | July 18- Jul 25, 2016 | Location TBD
You’ve been using video to tell your own stories, but what is it like to create a film for a client? Spend your summer at Reel Grrls honing your production skills and gaining experience creating client videos! This portion of the program will provide a stipend for participants (amount to be determined). Grrls in this program will work with Instructors and Mentors who are professionals in the field to see a client project through to completion.  Students who complete the series will gain real-world experience creating professional films for a nonprofit client, and will become eligible for paid opportunities with Reel Grrls Productions!

This production series includes:

  • advanced DSLR cinematography workshop
  • 2-day Audio Engineering Intensive
  • 3-day Editing Intensive

along with weekly classes in:

  • Client Relations
  • Project Planning and Budgeting
  • Pre-Production
  • Location Scouting
  • and Deliverables.


Week 1: Monday, Jul 18 – 22, 10am-4pm
Week 2: Mon Jul 25 – 29 10am-4pm

Up to 12 grrls will be selected for this program from SESSION 1: Call The Shots. Grrls with equivalent experience will also be considered by RG staff ensuring that all participants are comfortable with the advanced level of this program.

Applicants should have:

  • Strong time management skills
  • Be flexible and available in order to meet the shooting and production schedules of both clients and professional teaching artists
  • Make the Summer Apprenticeship their priority for the duration of the program

Application Deadline:
Friday, April 8th

Who can apply:
Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth (ages 13-22)

How to apply:
Complete and submit the online application, then print & sign the Medical & Liability Release Form and return it to Reel Grrls.

Contact: Program Manager Stephany Hazelrigg at (206) 553-9338 or at shazelrigg[@]


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