Creative Media Lab

  • Start


  • price

    550 eur

  • Credit

    3 ECTS

  • time

    2 weeks

  • Language


Field of studyMedia
Application deadlineRegistration is closed.
Dates29 July 2018 – 11 August 2018
Maximum number of students 10
Target GroupBachelor, master level
Entry requirementsAny student interested in the media
Short description

Creative Media Lab invites you to get hands-on experience and become acquainted with various contemporary media forms. In small teams, students will use professional filmmaking equipment to create a documentary short film. The groups will be constantly guided by experienced professionals.

You will also learn to apply the knowledge gained during the programme creatively, grasp the specifics of video production technology, and understand the usage of lighting in film. At the camp, you will get to act, operate the camera, and direct, which will give you an understanding about filming and editing video material. In addition, you will be involved in analysing movies and study the art of rhetoric.

AimThe aim is to get acquainted with different media forms as storytelling tools.
Learning outcomes
  • You will gain the fundamentals of filming, screenwriting, and digital editing;

  • post-production.

Programme Structure
  • Creative writing, screenwriting,

  • Basics of interviewing,

  • Basics of lighting,

  • Basics of filming,

  • Basics of acting,

  • Basics of digital editing.


Jaq Greenspon is a new dad, as well as a world traveling, dog loving, scuba diving, book collecting, award-winning writer. His words have been spoken by Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and Robin Hood, been read by David Copperfield, and criticized by his 7th grade English teacher. He’d like to thank the members of the Academy, although he doesn’t know why.

He thinks visual storytelling is the best kind of storytelling there is and wants to see everyone who likes doing it do it better. He has a resume which includes being the screenwriting voice of the young black generation, writing books to help people break in to the film industry and his voice is a Lithuanian treasure.

And more than anything, he wants you to know that he believes in you and that you can absolutely do this thing!

Laisvis Karvelis is a film and television cinematographer who has accumulated 20+ years of experience and earned numerous international awards. He has filmed dozens of documentaries and feature films and has worked with well-known Lithuanian directors: Audrius Stonys, Henrikas Šablevičius, Arvydas Lebeliūnas and others. Karvelis has also filmed TV shows for the Lithuanian national broadcaster as well as the country’s commercial channels.

For the last several years, Laisvis has been commissioned by the German television channel VOX to travel around the world and visit countries with dangerous and impassable roads or unconventional vehicles. Numerous German and Lithuanian figures have named Laisvis as one of the most talented Lithuanian cinematographers.

Karvelis trained at the LUMEN Institute of Telecommunications in Dallas, Texas (USA). Currently, in addition to all other activities, he is teaching video arts to VMU students of various fields.

Fee550 EUR (includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies).