On Tuesday, June 25th the Summer Documentary Institute started here at CreaTV. During this program, we are partnering with Work2Future, a foundation that connects youth to employment in San Jose. There are five high school and college aged participants in the program. SDI is an incredibly unique program that encourages the youth participants to build skills in teamwork, professional development, problem solving, as well as interview techniques, technology skills and how to film, edit and vlog. By the end of the five week program, the students will have created two, 5-7 minute documentaries about social justice issues that they are passionate about. We will air the documentaries for all to see on July 26 with a live screening and Q&A with the filmmakers! CreaTV has worked hard leading up to this program by raising money and awareness, contacting local non-profits and training staff. We cannot wait to see what the participants create!
This week started off with an orientation by Chad, CEO and James, Community Media Specialist about what the participants would create. The youth took a tour of CreaTV, were welcomed to the company, introduced themselves, and got to know each other. The seven students are all local. They bonded over their love for media, Pixar movies, the Warriors, boba tea, their favorite shoe brands and so much more. They are incredibly enthusiastic and excited! The next day the group watched some documentaries to understand the style, had some guest speakers, did some DSLR training and did a video scavenger hunt. During the rest of the week the students learned some audio and lighting techniques, interviewed staff and started to brainstorm topics for their documentaries. The first week went incredibly well and we cannot wait to see the development of the amazing documentaries that will be created!
Here are our SDI Participants!
Hello everyone, My name is Sally, I’m an upcoming senior in Mt. Pleasant Highschool! I am very excited to start my intern at CreaTv to learn, grow and take action! I enjoy watching Pixar films and I hope that one day I can work at Pixar! ( Btw I really like Happy Lemon)
Hey people!! My name is Andres I’m from San Jose California and I attend Overfelt High School becoming an incoming Senior! It will be a long journey but, I will get through it. This will be my first ever job/internship at CreaTV and I’m very excited for the memories I’m gonna have here. Facts about me is that I’m a gamer, I love taking pictures of others or myself and other objects, I love to listen to music, and I love to travel to a lot of places.
Hello, my name is Jovanni I am attending Andrew Hill high school and I am ecstatic to start my first internship. Looking forward to commence this Summer with positive people at CreaTv and working with an organization that wants to empower and inspire others.
Hey everyone, my name’s Jocelynn and I’m super excited to be getting my first ever job experience at CreaTV. I’ll be starting my first year at Gavilan College this Fall to study journalism, as well as staying active in my community and engaging in local events. When I’m not at home with family, I use my time to walk around, listening to music, photography, or even playing music myself.