Barry Joseph (aka "Globalkids Bixby" in SL) at Global Kids sends out exciting news about a new program they are launching at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens to teach teens how to make digital films:
Global Kids will work with 20 high school students at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens during the 2006-2007 school year, on a groundbreaking digital moviemaking after school program. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn a variety of skills that will empower them to become critical thinkers, media producers, and global citizens.
Participants will create their own virtual films in a supervised, teen-only area of Second Life, a three-dimensional, interactive, animated online community. Students will examine important social issues and create their own animated films about them. Working with recognized experts and leaders in the field of online virtual environments, students will participate in digital culture in a hands-on, thoughtful way. At the conclusion of the year-long program, students will distribute their films on the Internet, showcase them at a museum film festival, submit them to youth-media festivals and organizations, and screen them at their schools.
The program will take place at the Museum every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:30PM, beginning Thursday, November 2nd. Participants will be awarded a stipend upon successful completion of the program. To apply for the program go to http://tinyurl.com/r65g9 . Applications are due by Friday, October 20th. For more information, contact Sam Mejias at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-226-0130.
Makes me wish I was a kid again.