With My Voice: Youth Video Making

Submitted by maiaATartsengine on Mon, 02/04/2008 - 3:33pm
Short Description: 

This workshop will focus on the identities that young media makers represent, the audiences they speak to and how the focus of creating media may alter or add to our individual personalities. From the communities we grew up in, to the new circles we encounter, we will dissect these paths into the stories we create through various forms of media expressions. Lastly, we will define the ripple effect of this exchange of ideas and how we can continue to be a part of that ongoing conversation. This workshop will be co-facilitated by 2-3 youth producers (TBD).

Presenter One Name: 
Gisela Sanders Alcántara
Presenter One Info: 

Director, started her career as a ballerina, but soon found her way into the audiovisual and cinematic worlds by pursuing a degree in Communications at UAM-Mexico. Combining her two passions, she began to develop video-dance pieces and documentaries on choreographers. She then pursued a Master's Degree in Documentary Filmmaking at City Collage, CUNY, in New York. Her award-winning documentary thesis Yo Soy Alc‡ntara has been shown at various festivals and museums around the world. She is currently working as a producer and editor at the noncommercial cable station CUNY TV, Channel 75 in New York, as well as in a new documentary project teaching Bushwick youth media literacy and filmmaking.

Presenter Two Name: 
Lauren Mucciolo
Presenter Two Info: 

New York / New Children: Lauren Mucciolo is the associate producer for CUNY TV's ongoing series Women in Theatre. From 2000-02 she helped run professional development seminars and design new media-enhanced humanities curriculum for high school and college teachers at the American Social History Project. She holds an MA from the CUNY Graduate Center in Documentary Film Studies.

Presenter Three Name: 
Maia Ermita
Presenter Three Info: 

Prior to joining Arts Engine, Maia served as the Educational Media Specialist for MHz Networks - one of the few independent television networks in the Washington DC area. She has always been involved with media policy and new media production both in New York and Washington through groups such as NYCTV, Media Access Project and Thirteen/WNET. Maia graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Electronic Media and a minor in Fine Arts & Art History.