JuiceMedia Fall 2016: Week One Wrap Up

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This Thursday was the conclusion of the first week of JuiceMedia. Over the past three days, we have made new friends, shot a short film and screened it, and even coined our own film term (“crunchy”—defined below).

This week was a learning experience for many reasons. For starters, we learned a lot of technical techniques. For a lot of our new members, it was their first time working in Adobe Premiere. For those of us who already knew how to use Premiere, learning came in the form of learning new shortcuts and advanced editing techniques. Another learning experience came in the form of community relations. While screening our freshly edited films, we learned about each other’s film styles, and were able to examine the merits and give helpful critiques of each other’s works.

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One of the best aspects of being a part of JuiceMedia is the community. Everyone is very friendly, and all the students have been open to helping each other out and working together to learn new skills. In the future, we can see ourselves creating many diverse films that represent who we are as people, and hopefully, be as impactful to the community as they are to us.

JuiceMedia is a part of IFP, which is a participant of the Creative Enterprise Zone. The creative enterprise zone is a group of businesses, all mostly centered around University Avenue. It allows artists and businesses to network and connect. Juice Media is part of this zone and is able to network with the community more easily. Being part of this setting has really made for an excellent work space. Being surrounded by creativity and people that work in the same field as us has created an environment that breeds good vibes and is a healthy place for expressing oneself.

We are looking forward to a new autumn of filmwork and creativity.

—Savina, Sam, and Dominick, of JuiceMedia

“Crunchy”
[Adjective]
To describe something that has had a rough outcome.
Ex., “Man, did you see that rough cut I put together today? It’s so crunchy, I think I might have to edit it for a million years before I can screen it.”
Synonyms: Tough, Salty, Tricky, Unpolished, Edgy

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About deaconwarner

Deacon Warner is the youth program director at FilmNorth and a freelance filmmaker.
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