This ten-minute video montage, produced by David Chapin, contains excepts of videos created by the youth participants in Wendy Luttrell's collaborative visual ethnography, Looking Back. Youth participants were given Flip cams and invited to “Make a short video about you, your world, or your life.” No instructions or guidance were provided with regard to composition, sound, narrative, or camera work. In late April 2011, participants came together for an in-progress workshop where youth reflected on the experience of filming, reviewed their footage, and learned the simple Flip video-editing program. They pulled out favorite clips, linked sequences, (some) added music, and created title pages. Nineteen (19) of the twenty-two (22) completed a short video of five minutes or less within two weeks of the workshop. Wendy Luttrell and David Chapin then met to select clips from each youth film to compile into a montage that would be viewed and discussed with the youth participants. They selected clips from each of the films that spoke to the contexts youth portrayed as well as their perspectives, combining a focus on “what happens” as much as “what matters.” These clips became the raw material for a ten-minute montage.

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