Cardboard boxes, scissors, aluminum foil, collaboration and creativity. That`s all participants needed during the program Vloggers Attitude. People got together to discuss issues related to diversity, and learn about photography.
The idea behind this program is a maker story worth sharing. The Resource Center staff at the South Wing branch decided to run a program targeted at teenagers who already have vlogs with considerable number of hits and talk about themes that revolved around human rights, tolerance, and diversity. The goal was to encourage participants to create their own vlogs about their opinions on this matter s.
With the imminence of filming for this project came the idea / challenge, with few resources, set up a studioo to offer vloggers an option within our space.
So, we made a D.I.Y. studio and made it available for everyone. Many people are already having fun taking pictures at the resource Center. To open the program ,the facilitator used beautiful photos that represented ethnical diversity from the Smithsonian magazine. Vloggers exchanged ideas, discussed how to make interesting vlogs and shared their most popular ones. Participants left the library with a challenge. Post a video on the same topic of the conversation: diversity.
Participants were invited to use the studio and learn about the art of photography and film by participating in talks and demonstrations delivered by some experts among CTJ staff members. All the talks, and studio, off course, totally open tho the community. Interested in making your very own studio? let us know on our facebook.