Adobe Youth Voices is a philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation intended to empower youth and educators through media making experiences that promote social change. As a part of this effort, the Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrates the extraordinary work of young media artists from around the world by recognizing top talent in media production.
September 4 -- Leontyne Anglin, director and executive producer, has been invited to serve again as a judge for the 2013 Youth Media Awards hosted by WHYY-TV. The awards honor the best media produced by youth in grades 6-12 in the Philadelphia region.
This year, more than 100 entries have been submitted by students in five categories: documentary, narrative, new report, open, and middle school. Selected videos will be screened at WHYY during an evening film festival in October where prizes will be awarded and selected winners will be shown on WHYY's YArts Channel.
Bordentown, NJ — Youth from the Trenton YMCA completed a live taping at Riverview Studios of original segments they created in the Beyond Expectations Television Production (BETV) Program. Students are members of the Leaders In Training and Pathfinders programs which help prepare middle school youth (ages 12-15) for the challenges of leadership.
In addition to working as talent on the set, students served on the crew as Camera Operators, Floor Managers, Audio Assistants, and Audio Mixers in the control room.
Saturday, July 6 — Students from Beyond Expectations and The First Tee of Greater Trenton teamed up this summer to prepare for an original segment produced at a local television studio.
Jeffrey Hughes, board president, provides information about the Junior Course Reporters program and Michael DiMeglio, program director, shares details about the organization's approach to life skills.
June 22 - Dani Dixon of Los Angeles based Tumble Creek Press, independent publisher of comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels, including the comic book series “13” and Linda Shockley, deputy director of the Dow Jones News Fund Foundation shared their expertise in the areas of writing and journalism. They emphasized the importance of quality and accuracy when bringing a story to life - even in the realm of social media.
Exploring audio production
June 29 - Danielle Lewis, Audio Engineer who works with recording artists on concerts, festivals, as well as corporate, film, and studio productions, facilitated a workshop on sound waves, pitch, and volume. Students received hands-on instruction working with basic elements of a sound amplification system (microphone, cables, speakers, and audio mixer).
Saturday, June 29 — Simone Jarvis, Visual Merchandiser, discussed evolving trends, wardrobe tips for onscreen appearances, and career paths in the industry including Fashion Forecasting.
Ken Lee showcased his work as a 3D Animator and shared his journey from college to his current professional career in New York City.
Meet the facilitators: