The young filmmakers at Adobe Youth Voices (affectionately AYV) and Cinequest Film Camp recently wrapped week 3 on their film projects. Loni was there to capture some of the action, the nerves, and the excitement. It all comes together to spark the creative process.

Shortly you’ll get to see these teens enjoy their efforts screened on the big screens at Cinema 12 in front of family and friends.

War, pollution, identity, and gang violence are just some of the themes being explored. Community and up-bringing play a significant role in the types of messages that the kids want to communicate. Their world is full of challenges that didn’t exist in previous generations. As a result, these films have vibrancy and honesty that can only come from being so passionately committed to the work.

There are also plenty of tricks of the trade, and techno gadgetry in use here too including green screens, stop motion photography, and motion graphics.

We hope when you watch these videos you get a sense of the thrill that is the filmmaking process from beginning to end. In case you missed previous episodes, here are the links: week 1, week 2.

Coming soon, we capture the world premiere of the films at Cinequest. And then get some interviews and reaction to the screenings!

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.