In the late fall, I began working with The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid, NY which received a grant to put together a Kid Film Lab where youth in the community would be able to attend programs where they would learn media literacy and the process of filmmaking with real professional equipment. I was in charge of completely organizing the first lab. I was responsible for designing and orchestrating lesson plans for the Kid Film Lab Workshops. I taught 8 to 10-year-olds about film equipment, lights, audio tools, and editing software. In addition, they learned to develop and edit storylines and work together to produce short films sponsored by the Curiosity Creates Grant through the ALSC and ALA. It was a really energetic experience. What I really enjoy about working with youth is that they challenge me to think in new ways, stay on my toes, and stay positive. Keeping focus and relating material in clear fashion can be an entertaining challenge. I learned a lot on my feet about communicating efficiently and entertainingly. What I really gained from this experience was how much can be learned from hands-on learning. I also learned what these type of opportunities can provide communities and that I really want to work in environmental media education in the future.
To Check Out the Awesome Videos Created http://ovidlibrary.org/
And the YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrnjSibPeGT6xCb4V54lHQ