The week has flown by and we can’t believe it’s already screening day! Everyone involved in the camp was fully charged for this day including campers, mentors, tech admins and NFB staff.
The groups managed to submit their final films half way through Friday. Huge thanks go to Dan from NFB for making sure all the films were working properly without any glitch! The Youth then spent the rest of the afternoon getting ready for their presentations through a very interactive workshop with Tracey Erin Smith who made sure that the youth got over their stage fright and engaged their creative minds in talking about their ideas, process, and final productions.
The AYV team managed to also throw one last curve ball before the final screening when they asked the different groups to design posters for their films in one hour! Using Photoshop Elements, the groups managed to create professional looking posters that had the TIG team amazed at the raw talent we had in our hands!
At 5:00 pm, our campers were joined by Sprout Ideas campers at OCAD University for a reception with their parents and their guests where they had the opportunity to informally discuss their process and experience in the camp.
At 6:30 pm everyone headed to the Art Gallery of Ontario where the screening took place. The festival was attended not only by the campers and their families, but it also included guests from TIG, TDSB, NFB, and OCAD University. The kids were looking all smart and they took to the stage in groups with their mentors to present their films, screen it, and answer the audience questions. Everyone was impressed by the quality of the films that the kids managed to produce in a matter of a week.
The four films: I Aspire, Wake UP, Creativity, and Urban Animal will be posted on our TakingITGlobal Youtube channel as well as behind the scenes video that was shot by the amazing Lawrence Lin so that all of you get to visually experience the ride we had this week!
We couldn’t be prouder of our campers! And we couldn’t be more grateful for all the help and support we got from Adobe, NFB, TDSB, TIG, and our media mentors! This camp wouldn’t have been a success without everyone contributing to it.
Check our twitter and facebook page in the upcoming days to get to see the amazing short films that were produced in this camp
*Spoiler alert – There are many cameo appearances by a number of our AYV team members and TIG members