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Jammers Tech is our newest program. This group is open to 7th-12th graders who are interested in learning how to capture, produce, edit and deliver video content. The class officially meets once a week at Jammers Headquarters.  Class size is limited to 8.. No prerequisite background in A/V is necessary. This program also has an Advanced Tech class. Students must have completed the first semester of Jammers Tech to enroll in Advanced Tech. Jammers Tech graduates are in charge of creating and capturing promo and production materials in-house for the Jammers ensembles.

Interested in enrolling your child? Click here to read the handbook and enroll.

Jammers Tech Classroom
Jammers Tech Control Room

Led by world class instructors, Jammers Tech crew will start by learning the basics of the professional gear at Jammers Headquarters (JHQ). After getting comfortable operating the equipment, the students will begin learning the fundamental concepts of capturing video and audio. Next up, they'll learn how to edit video content and create a workflow for the process. Finally, Jammers Tech participants will learn how to master edited content for delivery.

Along the way, students will learn concepts of types of camera shots, audio capture, storyboarding, lighting, coloring, live-streaming, and marketing. Participants will have the chance to work hands-on with live subjects and produce content for all things Jammers related. Learning through real-world application while developing and refining their skills as videographers, audio engineers, directors, and editors.

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Instructors

Kuna Hamad

Videographer

Kuna has traveled around the world on filmmaking teams creating Emmy and Oscar award winning documentaries, promotional films for global non-profits, and music videos for world-renowned dancers.  He’s worked with the Oscar-winning couple, Sean and Andrea Fine, of Fine Films LLC, Gregory Colbert, famous for his nomadic museum depicting humans and animals living in harmony, and has traveled the world filming Anderson and Brenda, one of the most sought after Brazilian Zouk Dance couples in the world.  

 

His work has taken him to over 50 countries, 100s of cities, and deeply into an array of fascinating and sometimes heart-wrenching lives of people from all kinds of backgrounds.  More than aesthetics and even story, his goal with every project is to portray a feeling - one that is unique to the life he is witnessing, so that the viewer can have an authentic experience of what it is like to be in their shoes.

Daniel Schwartz

Audio Engineer

Danny Schwartz is a DC area native who has played music and worked in the music and corporate production world for the past fifteen years. He has served as Production Manager of area venues The Hamilton Live, Jammin’ Java, and Union Stage. Danny tours with national musical acts as a tour manager and sound engineer. He is also one fourth of DC area production company, BandHouse Gigs, presenting tribute shows in the DC region since 2004.

 

Danny met Dave and Kuna in 2010 when the three traveled to Tanzania with OneVoice, a non profit music and education charity. Danny also performs children’s music around the area under the moniker, Can Danny Come Out And Play? Since March of 2020, Danny has been focusing on videography and working with bands, the DC Jazz Festival, Sixth & I Synagogue, and more bring their content to the masses virtually in the past year.