DocuMentorMe interviews with Outlook Video at CreaTV.
One of the highlights of the DocuMentorMe program was training our participants in the studio. They grasped the basic understanding of what it takes to construct a show and learned the different roles including operating cameras, set design, lighting, and placing mics on talent. We offer this class to all CreaTV San Jose members and recommend you jump in to the action!
Later that week, DocuMentorMe participants came to see the studio in action for a taping of Outlook Video, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987. Outlook Video covers a wide array of topics and events that reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to learning about the history of the organization and TV show, some of participants were invited to be guests on the show to talk about their experience and the impact of the DocuMenotrMe program. Check out the episode here!
The evening started out with long time host and volunteer, Roberta Gonzales-Gregg taking the time to prepare the participants to be interviewed. The four of our participants Sergio, Kesha, Julia, and Eydie were naturally full of nerves, emotions, and excitement leading up to the show. They each got a chance to introduce themselves and share a bit about what they learned in the DocuMentorMe program so far, along with sharing a few details about their individual process of constructing their first short documentary.
Roberta also interviewed one of the Community Media staff members, James Harris about the evolution of this program in years to come. The focus of the program is to support storytelling by the LGBTQ+ community and equipping them with tools, training and mentorship to complete a 5 minute documentary in 12 weeks.
We are excited to gear up participants like Sergio, who shared their story about the experiences of non-binary and transfolks feeling invisible. Julia is focusing on the unemployment rate within the Queer community. Keysha chose to focus on her personal story and experiences and Eydie chose to compile a bibliography about the various resources that exist for the LGBTQ+ community.
We hope you will join the DocuMentorMe participants at 3Below Theater on December 14th for their community screening.