TSP Fall Classes 2021
Registration is now open
for new students!
Free classes begin on September 27th and run for
10 weeks ending on December 10th.
The Student Showcase will be held the week of December 12th.
Exact date TBD.
Intro to Filmmaking - Level 1
Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6pm
If you are new to Teen Storytellers Project, or just joined us this Summer, this is the perfect class for your student! Students learn the basics of filmmaking, including such topics as character and story development, lighting techniques, cinematography, and roles in filmmaking. Students will also be introduced to Premiere Pro and learn the basics of video editing. As a final group projects, students will work together to write, film and produce a short film completely from scratch.
Deep Dive into Narrative Film - Level 2
Fridays from 3-6pm
In this course students have the opportunity to stretch their film skills and tackle a short narrative film with much greater depths than previous classes. We will cover more advanced concepts in production design, lighting, cinematography and directing, and students will experiment with capturing and editing narrative scenes to effectively tell a compelling story. Completion of Intro to Filmmaking and Intro to Documentary Film is required unless permission from the instructor is granted.
Tuesday Blast Classes - All Levels
We are setting aside Tuesdays from 3:30-6pm for some shorter alternative classes. These will be stand-alone classes or only meet for 2 or 3 weeks and provide alternative learning opportunities for those students who can't commit to attending class for 10 weeks. We haven't quite landed on a schedule for these yet, but if this sounds like the best option for your student, please let us know and we'll get you the schedule as soon as we have it.
Saturday evening movie/game nights!
Starting in October, we will begin hosting Saturday evening movie/game nights. For those students who enjoy the atmosphere at TSP and want to hangout with the staff and other students, have some fun, and maybe get around to talking about movies. We'll be sure to get the word out on final details!
For more information please email or call
For general information about
the Teen Storytellers Project contact
All Classes meet at the
Teen Storytellers Project
3307 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA 98290
All students must bring a completed medical release form and parental permission for
their photos to be taken and appear on social media.
(Forms links are on the desktop version only)
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. Plan to arrive early as parking can be challenging.
Open sessions for one-on-one instruction and independent projects are open to all students who have completed a TSP intermediate level 2 course or through instructor orientation and permission. If you are interested in open sessions please download and complete the waiver form and use the, "Get more info" button to request session appointments call the program director, Ashley Pederson
Meet our Staff
Director, Mike Edwards will be joining us in the Fall as our new Executive Director for the Teen Storytellers Project. (Bio coming shortly)
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 Video, travel, and editorial content. Ky has extensive knowledge of cinematic and commercial lighting for both video and photography productions.