“Behind the Scenes of AlphaDon”
Looking through the lenses of YMP. It started with an idea to 72 hours of 30 dedicated students making 30 seconds of social media promotion. Here is our behind the scenes story.
In Pre-Producition we had trouble figuring out job positions that suited everybody. We wanted to show what the Youth Media Project was all about to our peers. However, there was some bad communication throughout the planning phase because everybody had different ideas ,which took time out of shooting.This taught us that we all need to work together as a team. Once we settled on an idea, we came through and were ready to start production. When we interviewed Mr.Carl Settles, we were able to get great feedback. He taught us two important things to do for an interview. 1) Always be prepared before the interview even starts. We should secure a location, prepare questions to ask, and make sure the production team is ready. 2) Throughout the interview, we should always keep the camera rolling. We don’t want to miss out on good footage that we can use in our commercial. This feedback will help us when we have to interview at SXSW.
Now that we were in the editing phase, we learned about editing so we can determine what part of the footage we wanted and didn’t need. The editing crew was able to not only use the footage we shot, but also photos from social media and footage from previous YMP students at SXSW. Once our crew learned how to work Final Cut, the pieces fell together to make a great commercial telling our peers about Youth Media Project.
Written by:Victoria Swenson and Imani Lands
This is our Final Product!!
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S67tv1YpW8s&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
Antonio Cueto, Director
DeJuanio Waters and Val Weatherspoon, Producers
Neda Samani, Editors
Dana Summers, Writer
James Hanusch, Cinematographer
Tony Donithan, Music Producer
Victoria Swenson, Social Media
Imani Lands, Sound