Today we were talking about upcoming films and we touched on the topic of Alien: Covenant, so I [Sam] made a really quick edit of Ridley Scott in space, being chased by the Xenomorph from the original Alien.
The first week of JuiceMedia was a welcoming experience to newcomers and oldies alike. The introductory work with cameras and lights put newcomers on the spot, giving them a hands-on approach with the equipment. Fortunately, errors were met with kind correction, enforcing the friendly environment JuiceMedia has to offer. Being a newcomer myself, I can say without a doubt that these past weeks with JuiceMedia have created experiences worthy to be had–and I know the others like me feel the same way.
Meet me, (Michael) and some fellow crew members in the video below!
JuiceMedia continues on with production. Check this space for more updates!
The Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair 2016 was held at the Patrick Henry High School on Friday, October 21st. The event provided great activities including a youth network, a youth keynote, and various workshops. The youth network was a time for teenagers to connect with others who were from different locations in the area. Hanging up around the room were questions and quotes that allowed us to create a space for discussion. This was a time to continue the discussion about social justice issues, furthering our knowledge about different perspectives of social justice and to be aware of the differences of people.
In the youth keynote, six young females were given a few questions relating to the social justice issues in education. They were sharing their thoughts about the way education is set up in schools and the way social justice should be incorporated. Numerous people from different race, gender, ethnicity, and age had attended this part of the event. After the youth keynote, adults were asked to leave, allowing all the youth to attend a more personal informal discussion about social justice. During this time the audience was given the opportunity to ask questions that the six females gave feedback on. The answers that were given created a space for discussion with the people in the audience, making it seem like a conversation rather than a Q&A.
Multiple workshops were offered to everyone to attend. We, JuiceMedia, had a workshop about sharing the way filmmaking works. IFP MN provided cameras to give the opportunity for people to learn how to capture videos and edit the final film. We taught them how to take shots and angles, capture good audio, and provide broad questions for an interview. This workshop was to help share that film is an important form to share the voices of people.
Overall, the Social Justice Education Fair was a great way to create discussion, be informed about social justice and not only know how to incorporate justice into education, but incorporate it into daily life, too.
— Carlos, Melissa & Sam
This week at JuiceMedia we did our first round of pitches for our video poems. People shared their ideas and we all gave warm and cool feedback to encourage more creative growth and expansion of concepts. One pitch in particular inspired the above list of words. We went around sharing the first word that came to our minds, which is why we called this exercise word vomit.
In all, pitches went well for everyone and we are looking forward to starting production on our video poems.
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.
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
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
Photos by Will