Digital stories are cool—and we got to make our own!
To start us off back at the library, Lida showed a few short digital stories made up of video, photos, music, and words. We passed out paper and she asked everybody to think of someone or something—could be a family member, artist, historic figure or even a creative endeavor that is important in our lives, and “a moment that made a real impact.”
Here are the first five stories that we’ve finished and recently got to see up on the big screen at the Crossroads Film Festival: (CLICK ON BOLD TITLE TO SEE EACH VIDEO)
A Friend Named Jesse—Story by Chris Bell, videography by Frezale Smith: This is the story of a friend who’s going through a time of loss and trying to deal with it the best he can—even as life changes at “the drop of a dime.”
What I’ve Learned from Medgar Wiley Evers—Story and videography by Dominic Dantzler: What this civil rights leader stood for and accomplished means a lot to this young filmmaker and has made a big impact on his life.
Thoughts on Piano—Story and videography by Angel Walton: Playing the piano is an art form that requires both hands—the right and the left—working together, in concert.
My First Time at Comicon—Story and videography by Kelvin Walton: From incredible
video gaming to cost-playing to meeting inspiring heroes, at Comicon, there’s a lot going on!