Summer 2011 Reports
Pictures from week two of Youth FX Summer 2011. We started working on short doc…umentary films this week. The projects that are in production are: the extended version of Seeds Of Hope, a film about local artists, a film about Tyler Rhodes a local teenager who was stabbed in April at Hoffman Park, and one of our youth are working on a short film about his nieces rare kidney disease. Lots of ideas and great video being shot.
The first full week of Youth FX Summer 2011 program. We learned about the camer…a and sound, went around the neighborhood on a scavenger hunt for shots. On Monday we visited EMPAC (Experimental Media Performing Arts Center) in Troy and learned about their cutting edge facilities. We did a 48 Hour film projects, three groups come up with an idea for a 3 minute movie and then shoot, edit and screen their films over the course of two days. Amanda our GSCA summer VISTA intern, lead us through some theatre games and did a movie makeup workshop as well. We ended the week with a day at Grafton Lakes. Check back for weekly updates from the Youth FX summer program. For more info about EMPAC go to: http://empac.rpi.edu/
2011 Program Description
Dates: July 11-August 12, Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518)463-2222
Youth FX, a program of Grand Street Community Arts, is a six-week intensive hands-on summer program designed to introduce inner-city teens aged 14-18 to the artistic and technical process of digital filmmaking by offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. Focusing on film aesthetics, visual storytelling and narrative structure; participants create numerous video projects in various genres, including documentary, experimental, narrative short films and public service announcements. Youth FX participants work with experienced digital media instructors, filmmakers and artists to learn the various many aspects of video production such as cinematography, lighting, sound and editing. Youth FX puts the tools of media production in the hands of youth with guidance from skilled artists, enabling them to express their voice and create positive change in their lives and their communities.