You can learn the basics of scriptwriting and video production, including how to write and produce a script on issues you and your friends may face (teen pregnancy, violence, abuse, etc.). The final script for production will be decided by the participants. Once the scripts are written, you choose how you want to be involved in the video production process— video crew (behind the camera) or the cast (in front of the camera). You will then produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that can be viewed on Rochester Channel 15 and Time Warner Channel 18.
In our 12-15 week program, you will have the opportunity to express your feelings, thoughts and life experiences through music. Professional instructors with real-world music production experience will teach you how to record, mix, edit and produce digital music. You will learn the principles of sound recording and music production. Key concepts include songwriting and musical arrangement, in addition to learning how to create/modify sounds and program drum beats and patterns. This is also a way for you to gain a real understanding of the music industry with workshops on contracts, copyrights and radio.
Theater & Drama
Our Theatre/Drama Program is designed to educate and train teens who may be interested in the field of theater. You will also gain an understanding of the theater industry, have the opportunity to see a professional production and tour a professional theatre. There will also be opportunities to rehearse a script and perform a show that will address the issues of teen pregnancy, STI, HIV, abuse, etc.
Our Photography Program is designed to teach entry level photography development and provide an introduction to graphic arts and design. Professional cameras are used in this group. In Control collaborates with Icon Photography to oversee educational workshops, field trips, and all onsite photography at local events, fairs, festivals and at all In Control events.
The Color Guard is an auxiliary group that works in the use of dance, movement as well as the use of flags, rifles and other performance equipment to create and tell a story. Classical music is usually used as a sound backdrop. The Drum Line is our newest division of the Mighty Liberators and consists of 25 drummers. These programs will increase your confidence and give you leadership skills.
Our Dance Program is designed to give you an opportunity to express yourself through dance. The program involves teaching the art of dance and choreography, while building self-esteem.