I am the founder and program director of MEDIAWORKS, a free program at Goodman Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
WHAT IS MEDIAWORKS?
MEDIAWORKS, sponsored by the Goodman Community Center, is a creative audio-visual learning experience for kids. The program is staffed by a core group of volunteers who bring their creative expertise and a love of teaching. We believe every child has a voice worth hearing, needs mentors, and can develop skills to do high-quality creative work in the world. When kids are encouraged to tell their stories, empowered to investigate the stories of others, and have the skills to do good work, everyone benefits.
Our goal is to help Madison teens achieve their potential by introducing them to video production and filmmaking through mentoring, collaboration, and process immersion. Video is a powerful storytelling medium and is becoming a pervasive means for people all over the world to connect with and learn from each other. The Internet puts the power of video in everyone’s hands. Cameras and computers are more available than ever—yet this equipment is still expensive, the software complicated, and the craft of good storytelling often forgotten. We focus on video production because it is a burgeoning industry that requires skills from a many artistic professions and careers.
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I am a film maker. My latest project is a movie called
which will be released in March of 2010.