This year, Critical Exposure’s Fellowship Program participated in our first ever Multimedia Workshop. The workshop partnered each fellow with a professional photojournalist to create a 2-4 minute multimedia story comprised of our students’ photos, audio and video. The nine-hour, weekend workshop involved software program introductions, 1:1 work, and group critiques. At the end of the day, students emerged with: nearly completed multimedia pieces; a solid understanding of computer programs (such as Garage Band, Soundslides, and Final Cut Pro); and new mentors. Since the workshop, students have worked with Critical Exposure staff to put final touches on their pieces and to organize them into one larger story. We believe that these individual stories, once combined, will create a dialogue about the diverse range of issues facing high school students on the path to graduation, as well as provide concrete suggestions for ways that schools can face these issues head-on.
This workshop could not have happened without the incredible support and dedication of our professional mentors: Amanda Lucidon, Mike Zemrose, Bethany Swain, Shea Craighead, Whitney Shefte, and Andrew Harnik.