The pure joy and love for experimentation, animation, and education found in the life’s work of Helen Hill (1970-2007) is the guiding force behind all of the educational programs found at Indie Grits Labs. Our education programs work to foster the 21st Century skills necessary to be an active citizen in our increasingly media heavy society and to plant the seeds for the film and media artists of the future by offering training, space and resources for the creation of new film and video work. Utilizing the Nickelodeon Theatre and our headquarters located at 1013 Duke Ave in North Columbia, we run a variety of after-school programs, summer camps, adult workshops, media workshops, and field trip programs.
Media Literacy Labs are field trip-based programs that bring groups of students out to the Nickelodeon Theatre for an educational cinematic experience complete with popcorn and drinks. Media Literacy Labs also travel! Our instructors are equipped to take this program on the road visiting schools on-site, directly engaging students with hands-on media literacy programming.
Our weekly middle school program, Mega MediaLab, centers around weekly critically engaging media screenings of contemporary and historical films, music videos, news programs, commercials, and other forms of current media.
We invite you to explore our unique classes and workshops and join us in an open, supportive environment where you can truly unleash your creative side.
Our day camps teach students the basic techniques of video production through producing narrative shorts & stop motion animation films & short docs to be screened at the Nick at the conclusion of the camp!