QWERTY Digital Exhibition is just around the corner and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what will be exhibited!
Our Digital Media Mentoring Program mentees are beyond excited to debut the projects they have been working on all year, at the Downtown Community Television Center on June 4. Their projects range from personal statement videos to hard-hitting podcasts, and showcase their spectacular writing and the new digital media skills they have learned in the program. With the help of their mentors, our teens have created masterpieces! Take a look at some examples of their incredible work:
In The Blues by Glafira Shanabrook
Glafira’s video was inspired by a $7 guitar she bought at a thrift store, and her mom’s countless film slides. She made a music video using these film pictures with a song about feeling stuck. She says “I felt that many people could relate to feeling stuck. Living in a time where everything and everyone is trying to move and create as fast as possible, it’s easy to feel like you’re moving too slow. I wanted to show the frustration of being stuck, yet the beauty of remembering to stop and look around once in awhile.”
Roman Holiday by Denice Griffith
Connie “April” Jefferson is a 19-year-old college student. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Creative Writing. One day, while deciding whether to overdose on drugs or not, she meets Jody “Lostie” Heanly, a drug addicted, damaged, rock star. He invites her on an adventure (Roman Holiday) with his band that will teach her about herself and push her to live. This story is a tale of a teenager trying to find herself in a difficult world shown through writing, a website, and music video.
Check out this amazing website Denice created that chronicles the story of Connie and serves as a website for the fictional band.