General Registration Now Open!
Intro to Filmmaking
4PM - 6PM Tuesday and Thursdays, beginning January 18th
*This class currently has a waiting list*
Have you always wondered how your favorite movie is made? This class will take you from script to screen. Our instructors will walk you through the whole process! You'll be hands on the entire time and by the end of class you and your team will have completed a short film you'll be sure to be proud of!
4PM - 6:15PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Choose from a wide array of topics, including "Lightsaber Generation", "Green Screen Basics", and "Phonetography". These classes are 1 or 2 sessions each and are highly focused on a specific aspect of filmmaking. Choose one or two or take them all, if your schedule allows!
All students must bring have a completed medical release form on file before the start of any class.
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Classes meet at the
Teen Storytellers Project
3307 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA 98290
Classes are free of charge! Registration and medical release waiver forms are to be completed by a parent or guardian for all students under 18 years of age. A completed waiver form is required before participating in all classes and activities. If you do not have access to a printer, a waiver form can be filled out on the first day of class before class starts.
Open sessions for one-on-one instruction and independent projects are open to all students who have completed at least one TSP class and received permission from an instructor.
Meet our Staff
Executive Director, Mike Edwards holds his Bachelors of Arts in Digital Art with a focus on Filmmaking. While he has a place in his heart for the filmmaking craft, his real passion rests in developing and equipping others to realize their fullest potential in whatever they set out to do. In the past, he's done that at places like Apple, Inc. and the Canby School District. He's spent the last 10 years in non-profit leadership in various pastoral roles, and then as a director at Cedar Springs Camp. Most recently, he's turned his attention to the Teen Storytellers Project. Mike is married to his wife, Jenni; they share two school-aged children. As a family, they love to seek adventure hiking up in the mountains and, of course, are always up for snuggling on the couch and watching a good movie together!
Director of Educational Programming, Ashley Pederson is a Snohomish local freelance videographer and owner of Ashley L Productions. She currently assists with video production at Mill Creek Four Square Church. Ashley graduated from Calvin College in 2014 with a BA in Media Production with a minor in Art. Ashley served as a youth leader for Central Christian Church in Snohomish and is currently producing "The Orphan Project", a documentary in coordination with Global Training Network filming in Kenya in February of 2019 and 2020.
Lead Instructor & JDAI Coordinator, Christopher Gove is a Snohomish freelance videographer. Chris graduated with a BA in Media Production from Calvin College, minoring in history. He has served as the Media and Technical Director at Central Faith Church in Snohomish, WA and has volunteered as a youth leader. Chris has a passion for teaching and is currently earning his Washington State Teacher's credential and studying for a Masters Degree in History. He enjoys film, history, hiking and mentoring students. Chris joined Ashley Pederson in Kenya shooting for the Orphan Project in February of 2020.
Guest Instructor, Ky Elliot is a Seattle based Producer, Director, and Director of Photography.
Ky earned his Bachelor Degree in Directing Film from the New York Film Academy and honed his professional skills during his time at Avysis Inc. and Amazon. He has produced and Directed a variety of commercial and social content. He has experience filming commercial, advertising, corporate, recruiting, branded videos, aerial cinematography, documentaries, music videos, travel, and editorial content. Ky has extensive knowledge of cinematic and commercial lighting for both video and photography productions.