In 2021 Halifax Theatre for Young People offered the REEL TEENS Video Program, a four-month training program in digital media arts with film-maker Tara Taylor.
We engaged about 50 students from across the province in this exciting project. They learned about the art and practice of storytelling through media art, by producing a 1min video visualizing their original spoken word/theatre piece. Training workshops introduce youth to Script Development, Pre-production, as well as technical workshops in camera, sound, editing and framing. Youth will use their cell phones, ipads, etc to create their own short film.
The compiled project premiered at the Emerging Lens Film Festival in March 2021, where it won the Inspirational Youth Film Award!