JuiceMedia’s Fall 2018 final screening took place yesterday! It was a well-attended event full of pizza, cookies, and amazing youth films. Baine and Na’Riyah kicked things off with a short overview of what they learned and did in JuiceMedia over the semester. They discussed the scavenger hunts, the video poems, the final projects, and learning how to do every part of video production from storyboarding to editing with Premiere Pro.
There was a photobooth that guests and students took fun photos in before the screening. JuiceMedia’s prop box was put to good use!
After the screening and a long, long round of applause, there was an award ceremony. Every student received a custom-made award with the new JuiceMedia Official Selection Laurel on it.
Once all of the students received their awards, they took a seat up front and the Filmmaker Q&A commenced. A parent asked if the students enjoyed their time with JuiceMedia and there was a resounding, enthusiastic “yes” from the students all at once. They answered what their biggest takeaway from JuiceMedia will be. Many of the students said that they would never had made a film without all of JuiceMedia’s support and resources. Teah mentioned that JuiceMedia allowed her to become more confident in herself, and that she “came out of her shell.”
What a truly incredible group of young filmmakers! Many of the Fall 2018 students will be returning for JuiceMedia Spring 2019 and will be submitting their work to local and national film fests, including the TCYMN showcase this Spring, so be on the lookout for some great student films! Thank you so much to everyone who made this JuiceMedia session so truly wonderful.
We also had a photobooth for families and students to take pictures and play with JuiceMedia props. Here’s a slideshow of some of the photos: