The Board of Directors is comprised of various volunteers in the community. The board has a mix of creative and business professionals who are passionate about art, community and giving back. Marcelina Robledo Marcelina is a Teaching Artist and Media Content Creator. She currently works with a small company producing “How To” and educational videos for company products and managing the social media. TT Stern-Enzi TT is the Contributing...
Midland Film Institute (MFI) offers two basic youth media workshops: MFI Youth Blog Workshop™ and MFI Youth Social Media Workshop™. MFI collaborates with educational centers to customize the workshop curriculum to cater to their student body. MFI Youth Media Workshops, which incorporate 21 century learning skills as outlined by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the four P’s of media production (pre-production, production,...
Discovering Cinematic Reflections & Developing Critical Eyes
Program Developed by TT Stern-Enzi
Film is the most democratic medium for this audience. They are already familiar with the language and the format, plus they are more engaged as viewers (and far more likely to invest in film’s canon than in literature’s). Film is the gateway that could open the cultural floodgates for them, so why not develop a mobile educational film series devoted to exposing this audience to influential cinema and challenging them to find themselves in those dark reflections?
The writing sessions branch out from the questions to broader topics involving commercials, music videos, television, and film with an eye towards not only whether or not the students like what they see, but also delving into how such projects evolve from an idea to the polished narrative productions. Ultimately, the intention always returns to the stories themselves and how students can discover, from watching and critically analyzing these works of art, ways to creatively tell their own stories, in their own words.
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