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Shine On, Chicago! – The First Mobile Video & Photo Classroom

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Shine On, Chicago! is the "first-of-its-kind" mobile production classroom built to teach young adults (and students of all ages!) about the video technologies, production process and creative skills necessary to tell digital stories. We offer 1, 2, and 3-day production/post-production workshops, plus 1-week and 2-week after school and summer boot camp classes.

You will learn the basics of HD camera operations, green screen lighting techniques and how to edit a digital story in Final Cut Pro X in small classes that are hands-on, real-world and with plenty of one-on-one instruction!

Check out our calendar of events for upcoming classes, and enroll in one of our $99 Half-Day/Hands-On Workshops today!

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AAHH! Fest &826CHI Tale-Gate Event Follow-up

Thank you to the Common Ground Foundation, Donda's House, Inc. and Lupe Fiasco Foundation for involving Shine On, Chicago! in the 1st Annual AAHH! Fest on 9/20/14 in Union Park! What an amazing 2-part event during the day and at night! We interviewed many of the participating community organizations dedicated to getting jobs for young adults. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see our production coach in action, and check out the videos below from our Shine On Chicago YouTube Channel.

Also a big thanks to 826CHI for inviting us to their charity fundraiser at The Hideout on Saturday 9/27/14. Thanks to Tammy Fickel, Hayley Miller and Amanda Lichtenstein for helping to coordinate guest readings and interviews. It gave people a chance to see our Shine On Production Coach and your event in all it's glory. It was a beautiful day, with an excellent turnout. And we look forward to working with 826CHI in the future!

Contact Us

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Sponsor Info.

"Shine On, Chicago!" works because our sponsors support our vision and goals. There are also many benefits that come with being a "Shine On, Chicago" corporate sponsor. If you're interested in learning more, click here.
AAHH! Fest – Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of CPS Interview

AAHH1 Fest – Donnie & El Che "Rhymefest" Smith Interview on Donda's House
AAHH! Fest – Tamara Brown, Common Ground Foundation Interview

Shine On, Chicago! Promo