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City Schools Of Decatur Closed Tomorrow Jan 8 2018

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CLOSED Jan 8, 2018

Good day friends.  The Märchen Sagen Academy will be closed tomorrow along with City Schools of Decatur due to the possibility of inclement weather.  Please stay safe and warm, we hope to see you on Tuesday.


Mentorship at Märchen Sagen

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This year has been extraordinary.  It has been an eye-opener to watch this little program develop into what it has become.  I am excited, not only because of the promise the future holds, but mainly because I am able to give back so much of my experiences to children.  From the youngest little one who is wanting to make a slime blob stop-motion video to our high-school mentee who is picking up tips and tricks on electronic music production and entrepreneurial skills.  It has always been a goal of mine to develop a mentorship program for kids who are coming up like I did.  Full of artistic ability and desire, but no real college track in mind.  A sense of who I was, but without any real aim to become who I wanted to be.  I wanted to create a program where kids can develop invaluable and in-demand skills in content creation, social media management, video production and entrepreneurship.  With the help of my dedicated team, we have developed a mentorship program proposal outlining our goals.  Please download it, read it and find ways to support, either through Time, Talent or Treasure.

2018 Mentorship Program Proposal-Marchen Sagen Academy

Thank you much for the gifts and great ideas,


“The Landing”-Taking Stop-Motion up a Notch!

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New Stop-Motion Trailer

Check out the trailer for a video the kids are working on.  It’s LEGO stop-motion, and it’s called “The Landing”.  It’s centered around a character named Dr. Zorton.  He was mysteriously injured in a lab accident by Batmorph, who just crash landed on a desert planet.  The set was built on a 6 foot table with plenty of play sand.  The kids recorded voice-overs, produced music and learned more about keying green screen footage.  Many of our kids this year are new and have never done ANYTHING like this so it was great exploring this great art form.  Check out their awesome work!


Eat Drink Move!

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Our new video for The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta is here! Christian LaGon with a little help from ATL’s own King Imprint. This song and video was produced in support of the Eat Drink Move campaign by HealthMPowers, a campaign to get kids up, active and making healthy choices. Kids from our afternoon enrichment program actually went on location to help film! Thx to all the clubs that assisted and welcomed us!

“Ride” by Twenty One Pilots Lip Sync Video!

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Week 3 Summer K.A.M.P. Video!

Check out our K.A.M.P. Kids from our Week 3 Music Video Production Workshop! After some planning, the kids decided to produce a lip-sync version of “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots. We planned our video, did some location scouting, filmed on the square, utilized green-screen, learned about lighting, applying special effects and DSLR basics and edited our video in Final Cut ProX. What a GREAT week!

Our First Week of Summer K.A.M.P.!

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“The Bounty Hunters”

From Our Week 1 Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Check out our work from the first week of Summer K.A.M.P.!  Kids were painting backgrounds and designing sets with dirt and sand.  They used a Panasonic GH4 and edited the movie in Final Cut ProX.  What an awesome first week!

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Week 2 Film Making

Our second week is coming to a close tomorrow and we are EXCITED to share the project from our first Filmmaking K.A.M.P.!   We filmed a ghostly experience, and the kids are really proud of their work!  Stay tuned!

Mothers Day Mini-Sessions Benefit by Djaren Photography

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Mothers Day is around the corner and we have a SPECIAL opportunity for some amazing moms!  Our friends Dj and Karen with Djaren Photography are hosting a series of Mothers Day Mini-Sessions to benefit the Märchen Sagen Academy! Djaren Photography, Balance Design, and Colors Diaz Painting, have all collaborated to create a mother and child/children mini portrait session in what they have called “a uniquely designed monochromatic (all white), modern, minimalist portrait setting”.  BTW, mom will definitely love the additional pampering at the hands of the talented staff of Decatur Massage Heights.

Donations benefit our scholarship and mentor program!  We will be mentoring and providing internship opportunities for creative high school kids who are not on a particular college track.  Training in video and audio production will be provided in our studio, as well additional lectures on relationship building and entrepreneurship.


• mother and child(ren) mini portrait session

• customized Facebook banner image from the portrait session

• $50 print credit

• pre-photography champagne and makeup pamper session for mom

• Märchen Sagen academy experience for the kids during mom’s pamper session

• super secret mom photography session surprise

• thirty minute massage gift certificate at the new Decatur Massage Heights

Download the Flyer:    Mini Session & Massage – Marchen Sagen



For information and to book your session, please use this link:

New Promo Ad for Leon’s Full Service!

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We recently produced a new ad announcing the return of The Brisket, at Leon’s Full Service.  Check it out!


“Bullies Are Just Babies” is done!

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Our first song cut in our new production room is an anti-bullying/Pro-Kid-Empowerment anthem called “Bullies Are Just Babies”.  It features many of The MSA Kids, with Shaina and Christian on the verses, Tinley, Ella and Luca on backgrounds and ad-libs and Julian as the “the bully voice” on the bridge.  We hope that you enjoy and share with the kids!

What did our kids do during K.A.M.P.?

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Our first full day K.A.M.P. during Fall Break was great!  Check out what a pair sisters who attended ended up doing during the week!  We were so lucky to have them and are proud to present to you all a lip-sync video for the hit record “Sit Still Look Pretty” by Daya, and performed by Lucienne and Vivvy (Vivi 😉 )

See you all soon!