the sanctuary for independent media
YMS Spring 2012: Day 1, Feb. 8
Ready for fun, friends, and creative action in Spring 2012!
After introductions and paperwork, we watched other youth's work for inspiration. Check out: YMS Spring '11 Behind the Scenes!
Then, we started immediately on our new production, with "lap-top" media portraits!
Ellie's Delicious Snack: yogurt and granola:
News flash: Welcome to the world, Hazel Moon, and congratulations Andrew Lynn! This workshop is postponed until the new family is a bit more rested...
The Youth Media Sanctuary team hosts yet another animation whirl-wind! Geared specifically for youth (18 & under), this workshop teaches the skills and techniques behind stop motion animation, while encouraging spontaneous creativity and fun. Participants will work in groups to brainstorm and create short animated pieces that will be uploaded to the web for the world to see.
Taught by animation guru Andrew Lynn, along with the YMS team.
REGISTER at: mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration
For more info, or find out about scholarship opportunities, e-mail workshops@MediaSanctuary.org or call (518) 272-2390
Here's a few past examples from our Animation workshops, where we had a great time!
A digital storytelling workshop led by artist/chef Ellie Markovitch. Free community workshop for neighborhood youth on basic documentary skills and the art of storytelling.
From seed to table, come document the Collar City Growers’ first harvest. Students will be trained in this workshop to document the entire day of activities, including StoryHarvest art project on the Collard City Growers lot from 4-6, as well as the community meal that follows at the Sanctuary at 6.
If you are an adult and interested in volunteering, this will be an excellent opportunity to have hands-on experience with a media arts and education production workshop. Please contact us for more info!
At a time when hard-core, investigative journalism is in peril, the Sanctuary's Underground Gallery presents "Media Nodes," a view behind the curtain, beyond the front page, to the interior landscape of a news industry in transition.
Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into newsrooms around the country. "People throw around this word all the time, mostly disparangingly: 'oh, the media,' and 'media spin," he says. "That made me think: who is the media? And what about the media? I wanted to put a face on these media nodes, the places where news is 'made.'"
10/16/11 - 12/3/11; Mon, Tue, (closed Wed), Thu, Fri, 11 AM-1 PM; an hour before, during and an hour after events; plus by appointment.
"Media Nodes" series visually articulates the transforming activities and environments of our news media at a time when hard-core, investigative journalism is in peril.
NY Shout Out! features great work by youth media makers across NY State! NY Shout Out! - the second annual youth media film festival, is created in collaboration with Youth Media Sanctuary and Youth FX. Come meet these young artists and celebrate their accomplishments!
This rad film fest features:
Scrappin' Upstate Artist Reception, with Brenda Ann Kenneally and Upstate Girls, 6:00 p.m.
Presentation by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, 7:00 p.m.
Narrative journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc will explore the issues addressed in Scrappin' Upstate, and the vital role of independent journalism, with a focus on marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc.
LeBlanc will respond to questions by photo journalist Brenda Ann Kenneally about the current Sanctuary exhibit, "Scrappin' Upstate." One of the central families in her book Random Family are residents of North Troy, and a focus of Upstate Girls. When Random Family was selected to be excerpted in the N.Y. Times Magazine, the N.Y. Times assigned Kenneally the task of photographing the people that LeBlanc had documented through her ten-year reportage. This marks the beginning of Brenda Ann Kenneally's Upstate Girls project.
"Rediscovering the Everyday: Basic Documentary Photography"
with Brenda Ann Kenneally
For: tweens through adults. Anyone who has a camera and an interest in basic level documentary photography.
Learn how to take your camera off automatic! You'll learn how to stop, look and listen, and find the meaning and splendor in the cracks between the everyday sidewalks that you travel.
Learn about composing the frame and shooting in available light. We will leave no fledgling blade of grass unturned as we balance technical camera skills with sociological strategies, to best document your subjects!
All photos on this page by Brenda Ann Kenneally
With our deepest respect for their creativity, vision,
and accomplishments in the Youth Media Sanctuary Fall 2010 Workshop!!!
My name is Chelsea Elizabeth Kereszi and I am 17 years old. I live in Chichester, Pennsylvania and am the youngest girl of 7 siblings in my family. The thing that inspires me most to move forward in life is peace of mind and happiness. My biggest hope is to become successful and end all of the struggles. It is not too late to move on and make the best of every situation I face in life.