Digital Media Center

National Association of Theater Owners of California/Nevada

DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER

The National Association of Theatre Owners of CA/NV Digital Media Center at the Variety Boys & Girls Club exposes and prepares members for a career in digital media. The Digital Media Center provides members with access to different interactive programs and activities for members of all ages. Additionally, members are introduced to guest speakers, workshops, and field trips in order to expand their knowledge of careers and majors in digital media.

Programs offered:


COMIC BOOK CLUB

Members design and develop their own comic and story line. Members use Adobe Illustrator to create comic characters and design the layout of the comic book.



EVENTS BY KIDDOS

VBGC Members learn to be Junior Event Planners through various projects including budgeting, decorating, designing invitations and mood boards. Members work individually to create and conceptualize a themed party and the member who has the best proposal becomes lead Event Planner. The Lead Event Planner will then direct the other members in the class to help him/her execute the event.



GAME DESIGN

Members design and create a video game using Adobe Illustrator. Members develop a game concept, characters, and story line. Members also use Mario Maker to create levels.



GRAPHIC DESIGN

VBGC members explore graphic techniques using Adobe Illustrator. Each week, members learn a tool from Illustrator that will help develop their creativity. Additionally, members learn about typography, editing, and design.



INSTA-PHOTO

Using Polaroid cameras, VBGC members go on various photography field trips to practice their photography skills. The photography field trips are based on different themes explored in Photo Theory such as graffiti and landscape photography.



JUNIOR ADVERTISERS

VBGC members explore a career in advertising. Members create their own ads for different companies, creating new slogans, catchphrases and design using Adobe Photoshop.



JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

VBGC members conceptualize designs and mood boards for a dream home. Using Adobe Illustrator members create various interior spaces including bedrooms, a living room and playroom.



PHOTO EDITING

VBGC members take photos and learn how to brighten, darken, adjust and modify images and photos on Adobe Photoshop!



PHOTO THEORY

VBGC members learn photo techniques and discuss famous photographers such as Ansel Adams that correlate with the photo theme of the week.



PHOTO JOURNALISM

Using the Polaroid pictures that our members captured on Tuesday’s photography field trip, members design and journal about their experiences. Every week, members are adding new photos to their portfolio showcasing their body of work.