Transitions Animated and animation at Illuminate

Here’s a documentary about a project that the students at Minnesota Transitions Charter High School and Elementary School made last winter and spring. The video they made will be part of this year’s TCYMN showcase, which is called Illuminate. I helped these students as a teaching artist, and I’ll also be working with teens to do a stop motion animation activity at the TCYMN Illuminate event at the Walker Art Center on February 28. Continue reading Transitions Animated and animation at Illuminate

South High VOICES students complete their documentaries

Students in the South High VOICES class (VOICES stands for Values, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society) create documentary films on social issues with guidance from teaching artist John Akre. The class is taught by Delainia Haug and Laura Lanik. The students had only from early November to the middle of January to make their films, pitching their ideas to the class in early November, shooting in November and December, and editing, showing drafts and refining their work into January. Shannon, Sam, Mai Lia and Lucy made this documentary about South High’s Teen Age Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPPP). They … Continue reading South High VOICES students complete their documentaries

SPNN Youth at the Allied Media Conference

In June, four Youth producers from SPNN had the thrilling privilege to attend the Allied Media Conference held in Detroit, MI. Kyle’s video highlighting the conference workshops, found below, is just a small sample of the production work that Darartu, Destiny, Theng and Kyle were involved in at the conference. Besides documenting the youth-led media workshops, our Youth Producers also led workshops and found themselves engaged in a variety of non-stop events. Continue reading SPNN Youth at the Allied Media Conference

IFP Minnesota Announces Move to Vandalia Tower January 2015

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP Minnesota) has announced that it will be an anchor tenant in Vandalia Tower, a new development by First & First, located at 550 Vandalia (off of University Avenue) in the heart of Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone. “We’re thrilled to be one of the first organizations to make the move to Vandalia Tower,” said IFP Minnesota Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “This move will support and centralize our growing programs, focus attention on the Twin Cities’ thriving independent film community, and create a dynamic, new space that will attract artists across all disciplines.” Opening in January 2015, IFP Minnesota’s … Continue reading IFP Minnesota Announces Move to Vandalia Tower January 2015

Join us for the TCYMN Happy Hour!

It’s your chance to meet TCYMN members, connect with media artists, and learn about opportunities for youth to showcase their work—all over free beverages and snacks. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win prizes like a gift certificate to the Walker Shop and passes for the Walker Cinema. We look forward to seeing you! THE DETAILS Wednesday, September 24 5–7pm @ The Walker Art Center in the Art Lab (1750 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403) Please RSVP to Mischa Kegan at mischa.kegan@walkerart.org if you can make it!Not sure? Feel free to show up if you haven’t RSVP’d. GETTING HERE When … Continue reading Join us for the TCYMN Happy Hour!