EMERGE prepares youth ages 18-24, for emerging careers in the film and creative media industry.

This nine-month apprenticeship program provides job training to youth who are not enrolled in college full-time and for those who are underemployed/unemployed and helps them secure sustainable employment opportunities.

Participants build their portfolio, receive coaching from mentors, and work collaboratively with team members while gaining client-based work experience. The EMERGE program develops a pipeline of talent for the projected millions of jobs requiring advanced digital skills in the public and private sectors. Trainees will then be able to compete in the ever-changing digital economy, which is transforming Georgia’s employment landscape and changing the trajectory of their lives.

CALL FOR APPLICANTS – CLASS OF 2022: re:imagine/ATL is looking for candidates who are self-motivated, curious, creative, able to persevere in virtual and in-person learning environments, and positively contribute to the group. Participants should exhibit follow through on tasks and collaborate well with diverse groups of people. We are looking for apprentices who are self-led, hungry for work and have a drive to push themselves to the next level. Applicants should have existing work to share and interest/experience in one of our three areas of focus: Post-Production, Animation, or Media Production. DEADLINE – JAN. 17, 2022 Apply today: https://bit.ly/emergeapp22 

CALL FOR EMPLOYER PARTNERS – ONGOING: re:imagine/ATL acts a freelance staffing agency to place our apprentices and graduates for production work, internships, or junior-level positions. Production companies and agencies can partner with us by hiring apprentices, hosting a training or tour, becoming a mentor, or financially sponsoring the program. 

What’s in it for you? 

– Transform your talent pipeline. Meet your goals to diversify. 
– Expand your trusted and vetted talent pool.
– Save on production costs.
– Gain GenZ insights.
– Share your story. Include your impact with this partnership to build a case study, showing your commitment to equity and investing in the next generation of diverse, representative talent. 
Contact Julie Straw at julie@reimagineatl.com to join our community of employer partners. Our apprentices have worked with many companies including, Beam Imagination, WITH/Agency, RITE Media, Creative Mornings – Atlanta, Arrhythmia Films, ASIFA-South, for clients Delta, Nike, and many others.

Requirements

  • Age 18-24, not a full-time college student or full-time career
  • Interest in a career in media production is a MUST
  • Experience and work samples showing editing, or animation, or set experience
  • Commitment to in-person intensive workshops the month of February and virtual training sessions two days a week March – October 2022
  • Commitment to build your portfolio
  • Professionalism and clear communication 
  • Driven self-starter

Timeline

  • Submit Applications by Dec. 20, 2021
  • Interviews begin early Jan. 2022
  • Start Date, Feb. 1 2022
  • Feb. – In person intensive
  • March to October – Weekly hybrid classes based on Track (Post, Animation, Media Production). Client-based projects and soft skills training. Portfolio development.
  • November 2022 – Showcase your work to employer partners and community.

Curriculum

Technical Training
Post-Production Track

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop Training 
  • Adobe AfterEffects

Animation Track

  • Nuke

Media Production Track

  • On-set etiquette
  • PA, Grip & Electric  

Soft Skills Training 

  • Certification in Communication, Critical-Thinking, Professionalism, Self-Direction, and Collaboration
  • Mentorship with industry professionals
  • Financial Training – Budgeting and money-saving skills

Ebony Blanding

Ebony Blanding is an Atlanta based writer / director whose work seeks to amplify black women, black people and humanity existing in fullness cinematically.

Evaluating representation, tradition and subject matter to develop imaginative dialogues and character studies, Ebony uses film to radically depict worlds through the female experience and perspective.

Chris White

Christopher White is a working multimedia artist whose endless curiosity has led him through a variety of media-based jobs over his 23-year career. Chris brings his experience as an animator, lighting technician, musician, music label owner, studio photographer, video editor, interactive designer, and public school teacher to re:Imagine as a film & digital storytelling instructor.

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