Old Massett - Intro Session
Lisa Jackson and Catrina Longmuir made a preliminary visit to Old Masset to meet with youth to discuss story ideas and to talk about the “Our World” project. Thanks to Nate Jolley who already conducts video workshops in Old Masset, we were able to access talented youth that were already well versed in filmmaking processes. We had a very productive couple of days at Christian White's Longhouse workshopping ideas with the youth for their 250 word stories.
Most participants had a clear idea of what they wanted to do by the end of day one. Stories were written and on day two we even had time to do an animation exercise in ‘pixilation’.
Each of the six youth involved are artistic, talented and have a great sense of storytelling already. Our World felt part of a continuum, happy to bring further filmmaking opportunities and skills to add to what the participants already knew from working with Nate. Curtis, Kristy, Kiefer, Tao, Brandon and Gwaliga are all ready to tell their stories!