Invisible layers is a pre-employment program for young adults on the autism spectrum who are interested in filmmaking. We provide education in screenwriting, production and editing to participants. Invisible Layers has 10- 12 participants each year. Participants make a half to one year commitment to be in the program.

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Education

Invisible Layers is also a classroom that provides education.  The group of 12 young adults with autism meet with the program’s director and community mentors each week learning about storytelling, screenwriting, cinematography, directing, video editing, careers in the visual arts industry and more. They sometimes shoot on location in order to facilitate a real world experience.

Invisible Layers is also a classroom that engages students to gain knowledge and experience

How do we measure success?

In the confidence, capabilities, and in a willingness to try new things.  We have been amazed at the results!

Creative Work

Invisible Layers film makers use their amazing talents and skills to produce creative films!  Examples include Even in Death and the Girl And The Green Sword.

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Custom Work

Invisible Layers also provides custom film week for our favorite customers.  These films are on websites , for corporate events, on social media, and on television.  Some of our best customers include AutismOklahoma.org, Liquidfish, Youth and Family Services, Junior Achievement and more

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Sponsor or Donate

If you are interested in being involved, please let us know, but don’t be surprised if we don’t have an opening right away.  We need more funding to help more people!

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Become a Part of the Team

If you are interested in being involved, please let us know, but don’t be surprised if we don’t have an opening right away.  We need more funding to help more people!

  • Please enter name of applicant applying for ILP.
  • Please enter the name of a parent or guardian.
  • Please provide a mailing address for any correspondence.
  • Please provide a student email address that we can contact you at.
  • Your information will help us to better market this program.
  • Such as screenplays, stage plays, short stories, novels, graphic novels etc.. (Experience is not required for acceptance into the program)
  • Describe any experience with PC or Mac, Adobe software, video editing software such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro, Screenwriting software such as Final Draft or Celtx. Music and sound recording software etc... (Experience is not required for acceptance into the program)
  • Describe any experience with video or photography cameras and camera lenses. (Experience is not required for acceptance into the program)
  • Describe any experience with microphones, field recorders or laptops. (Experience is not required for acceptance into the program)
    We are located in the heart of downtown OKC. We require that participants provide their own transportation to our location. Tuesday and Fridays will be the standard group classes. Wednesdays will be available for students that need access to AO equipment for individualized work.
  • Please describe access you would have to computer equipment at home. For example, would you have access to any computers (laptops or desktops), mobile devices with video capabilities, musical equipment, recording devices, etc.?
  • Is there any other information that you would like us to consider as we process your application?

About Invisible Layers

Led by director, Zac Davis, Invisible Layers Productions has been in operation since 2014. The program has evolved over the years but remains true in its vision to impact quality of life for those with autism by developing an interest, increasing skills, becoming part of a team and providing meaningful ways to engage with the community.

Bruce's Story
Tyler's Story

Invisible Layers Productions meets one to two times a week, depending on program availability, for about 4 hours each day.  It is a totally FREE program, but requires your participation and support to continue. Before you apply for the program, here are some things to consider.

  1. Attendance is required.  We cannot hold a spot in the program open for persons who will only attend a few times.
  2. Persons enrolling must be able to participate without a lot of assistance. An interview will be held before you are admitted so that you can observe the way the class operates
  3. Everyone involved in receiving this free education must be prepared to give back to the program.  You may be asked to work a shoot for an organization who is requesting a commercial film. You might also be asked to help out with a film shoot or photography assignment for an AutismOklahoma event. We will give you opportunities to exercise your skills!
  4. Have your own equipment. We have limited supply of cameras, lighting, sound and computers. If you are interested in practicing your skills outside of class, and we hope you are, then you will need to invest in some equipment. We can help you. Also, if you have equipment to share or donate, we are always in need. Consider Invisible Layers when you have a source for great gear!
  5. Parents need to help support this program too. Similar film training programs for young adults with autism cost thousands of dollars per semester. So, if your young adult participates in the program, help us out! We need funds to keep this program going.

Ideas for parents 

  • Make a monthly donation to the program
  • Introduce us to potential donors
  • Commission us to do a video for your business or business contact
  • Provide snacks for birthdays of members
  • Donate media gear
  • Help with administering informational calls, permissions or forms from parents
  • Help out with costumes or anything we need for sets
  • Offer to help with transportation for another ILP member
  • Set up a PieceWalk team so your friends can support our cause (link)
  • Set up a Facebook fundraiser for AutismOklahoma (link) 
  • Volunteer for AutismOklahoma
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