If you've ever wanted to learn what it takes to make it in the music industry or you just simply want to learn more about the art of studio production, Dynamo is the place for you!

Did we mention that ALL of our programs are FREE?


PHOTO PRODUCTION

Every Tuesday

5:30-7:30

715 Cherry St. Chattanooga, TN

During our photo production classes students will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to shoot photography at a professional level. Led by Jered Martin and Matt Reiter (two local pros), students will work through real world shoots for artists, brands, bands, and much more. This will range from portrait and lifestyle shoots to product and brand shoots and beyond. Students DON’T need their own equipment (but if you have a camera that you like to shoot on please feel free to bring it with you!). We will provide students with industry leading gear to work with while they participate in our classes.

Please review the “Important Info” section at the bottom of the page for additional details. All programs are free. Photography classes will occur every Tuesday in June and July.


MUSIC PRODUCTION

Every Wednesday

5:30-7:30

715 Cherry St. Chattanooga, TN

Our Music Production program is geared towards providing participants with an immersive and diverse learning experience that results in them walking away with an arsenal of production skills that will open countless doors for them in the real world of music tech and audio production. All participants will have a chance to participate in the process of producing and engineering the most common studio instruments found on almost every song ever released: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals, and keys. We will work as a team to complete various scenarios where each team member will fill a different role in the production process. Each student that successfully completes this program will walk away with the basic skills needed to approach full studio recording sessions with confidence.

Topics Covered:

  • Software Instruments

  • Gain Structure

  • Software Plugins

  • Session Tracking Mix

  • EQ

  • Compression

  • Signal Flow

  • Midi

  • DAW Navigation

  • Synthesizers and Percussion

  • Session Production

  • Mic Techniques

Please review the “Important Info” section at the bottom of the page for additional details. All programs are free. Music Production classes will occur every Wednesday in June and July.


VIDEO PRODUCTION

Every Thursday

5:30-7:30

715 Cherry St. Chattanooga, TN

In the ever-growing music industry, having great-sounding music is essential, but what helps to promote artists to the next level is having something to visually engage the audience: a music video. Led by local pro Luke Chandler, students will get a crash course in basic filmmaking techniques while shooting a scaled down acoustic music video of a local artist during this two hour program. Not only will they get to work with an industry professional filmmaker, the students themselves will also get to participate in the filmmaking process shooting for a real artist.

Please review the “Important Info” section at the bottom of the page for additional details. All programs are free. Video Production classes will occur every Thursday in June and July.


IMPORTANT INFO:

Who Can Attend Programs?

  • Anyone! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!! New to production? This is the place for you! Seasoned pro? Come hang out! If we can’t teach you something then surely you can teach us something!

  • All ages are welcome but we recommend students be middle school age and older. 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost:

  • ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE!

Requirements:

  • We don’t really have any set in stone requirements, but we do strongly encourage students attend classes as often as possible. The best way to grow and refine any skillset is through regular and consistent application.

  • Please arrive promptly at the scheduled time for the programs you are participating in. Feel free to arrive a few minutes early if you’d like to hang out before class starts!

Where:

  • All programs for June and July will be held at the RVRB production space in downtown at 715 Cherry St. Chattanooga, TN.

  • Paid street and lot parking are available. Parents, you may also drop off students at the start of programs so that you don’t have to pay for parking.

When:

  • All summer programs for June and July will follow a very consistent schedule:

  • Photo Production - Tuesday 5:30-7:30

  • Music Production - Wednesday 5:30-7:30

  • Video Production - Thursday 5:30-7:30

Media Release:

  • By attending our programs participants agree to allow Dynamo Studios to use images from programs for marketing and social media purposes promoting Dynamo Studios’ educational programs.

  • If you do not want to be featured in photos PLEASE let us know ahead of time.