With the Campaign for Change project finished, we started a new project. Given that we only had three weeks of programming before the winter holidays, we decided to make the project a short and simple one. So, we decided to do silhouette collages! First, the youth traced each others' profiles by using a studio light to cast a shadow on the paper on the wall. This was a really fun activity, and while it required some patience and focus, they did a great job. We wanted to continue to build on their interviewing skills, so the youth interviewed one another about their lives and their interests. Then, they looked through magazines and printed out images from the internet that represented them or told the story of who they are. After looking at some examples, the youth collaged their images into their profile to create the silhouette collages. Check out some of the results below!
For our last session before the holidays, we decided to create a professional set for the youth to interview each other on. We modeled it off of a late night talk show, so there was a desk for the host and a cushy chair for the guest. We set up studio lights and three different cameras: a wide shot and two closeups of the host and guest. When the youth arrived, they came up with their own questions for the interview. Ultimately, that day we only had two youth come because of the impending holiday and some bad weather. So, Terri and Messiah got to interview each other. And they had an awesome time. You can watch the video below!