BCA Hosts ‘Telling Your Story’ High School Program
By Space Coast Daily // April 17, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard Cultural Alliance is hosting “Telling Your Story,” a summer program for high school students in North Brevard interested in learning filmmaking and media production.
Interested Students Must Attend Astronaut, Space Coast or Titusville High Schools
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the “Telling Your Story” program from North Brevard high school students ages 14-18.
Students will create video documentaries through their cell phones tied to social, cultural, political and/or environmental concerns, enabling students to become agents of change within their community.
Interested students must attend either Astronaut, Space Coast or Titusville High Schools and are asked to complete a short application, which includes a brief synopsis of the story they’d like to tell.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION
Submissions are due April 30 and will be reviewed by a committee comprised of BCA staff and Telling Your Story residency artists. Once participating youth are selected, they will work directly with residency artists to turn their visions into documentaries that will be featured at an October 2014 red carpet event at the 2nd Annual Art and Algorithms Digital Art Festival in Titusville.
Goals of the BCA “Telling Your Story” program include:
• Providing transferrable technology skills to high school students
• Enhancing life skills such as problem solving and critical thinking
• Teaching participants creative tools to express their hopes and frustrations through the arts, versus other potentially destructive behaviors
• Encouraging intergenerational dialogue and participation from adult relatives of participating students
“Students are telling their own stories via cell videos everyday on social media platforms,” said BCA Executive Director Neil Levine. “With professional training and direction, we hope to take these students to a new level and even inspire them to pursue careers in the arts through digital mediums.”
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to engage in cross curricular activities that integrate science, technology, social responsibility and the arts in one project. I look forward to viewing the finished products our students create,” said superintendent, Brian T. Binggeli.
The “Telling Your Story” program is funded through grants provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Boeing Company.
Completed documentaries will also be featured on the BCA website, social media platforms and YouTube channel.