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Lead. Organize. Skill Building. Inform.

YOUTH PRODUCED MEDIA :: SKILLS

Assessing Skill Sets
The Community Spirit Teen Video Project encourages youth ages 13 to 19 to develop new skill sets, get their voices and opinions heard, and work on topics of interest to them. Each young person will come to the project with varied abilities, experiences, interests, point-of-view and needs. An assessment will be made on how to apply their strengths and talents to the documentary film process. Objectives will also be set for new knowledge areas to be developed. Youth who have an interest in storytelling, writing, journalism, interviewing, graphics, photography, video, sound, lighting and editing are encouraged to apply. Filmmaking is an enlightening effort that requires a diverse team of people to address the skills needed to create an effective film story. Working as a team with adult partners, youth have the ability to use their experiences to make critical decisions, enhance the creative process and develop insightful and thought-provoking media.

Learning Areas – Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production
Diverse youth teams will learn how to work together to produce short documentaries and PSAs. They learn what happens in pre-production, production and post production including: research, critical thinking, identifying ideas for community video stories, storyboarding and journaling, interviewing techniques, and the basics of digital photography and video including sound and lighting. Once short films are shot, they will learn basic editing techniques and discover how to use their special skill sets and interests and integrate them into short documentary stories from 1 – 6 minutes in length. They will also learn how to present, discuss and raise awareness about their finished videos as a group by holding screenings at local venues, schools and workshops. The video documentary stories will also be distributed globally on the Voices of Hope Web site as streaming video and may be used as curricula, with associated teaching tools for media literacy in a classroom setting. 

Teens Aged 12-18 Address These Issues and More:
• Sexual Attitudes/Behavior
• Delinquency and Crime
• Substance Abuse
• Aging
• Gender roles
• Tolerance
• Community Planning
• Social Change
• Politics

Nurturing Youth-Adult Partnership & Connection to the Community
The Community Spirit Teen Video Project encourages people of all ages to work together. Youth-adult partnerships play a key role in identifying, nurturing, educating, encouraging, counseling, advising, and inspiring media-makers and leaders to make a difference in their communities. By working together on community documentary video projects, a process is fostered to develop healthy and giving relationships across generations. Voices of Hope recognizes the importance of developing community partnerships and works jointly with local public schools, philanthropic organizations, corporations, police, policymakers and media professionals to make a positive impact in young people’s lives. It’s a win-win situation.

If you are intererested in participating in the Community Spirit Teen Video Project please contact Lori McDaniel.

 

VISIT THE VOICES OF HOPE BLOG, |THE EYE| to get the latest info on films, events, workshops and all-things media and pop culture with a socio-political point of view.

YOUR MISSION IS OUR MISSION.

Partner with Voices of Hope Productions to market your message, develop your documentary video story, or advocate for your cause. You can be assured we will work with you to raise awareness of your organization, and build resources to bring about positive and lasting change-one story at a time.

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"The first thing to keep in mind, is that your objective is not to make a 'TV show' or a 'show' of any kind. You are collecting evidence; you are encouraging witness; you are emboldening ordinary people to 'go public.'"

George Stoney from forward in
Turn on the Power! Using Media for
Social
Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voices of Hope Productions
New Jersey
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