Monday, June 6, 2011
The Tribeca Film Institute Visits 339
10 lucky Pod 6D students were selected to work with Tribeca Film Institute Teaching Artist, Vivianne Njoku, on a public service announcement. The excited students will be creating a PSA warning about the dangers of sugar. This PSA will be showcased at this year's Dot-to-Dot global learning reception.
Genava, Austin, Isha, and Princilla of class 607 and Annlelina, Vianelys, Garfield, Habulai, Mariam, and Myesha of class 608, spent 1 1/2 hours on Monday (6/6/11) being introduced to the concept of story boarding and brainstorming ideas for their own PSA on sugar. They are scheduled to meet with Vivianne on June 13th to film their final project. The students snacked on delicious pizza and drank ice cold water as they fueled their imaginations for D2D. This lovely group of intelligent students made me very proud as I watched their excitement over film making. They all are very fond of Vivianne and are looking forward to working with her again.
Vivianne A. Njoku is an artist born in Nigeria who has lived across the globe and currently resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She has worked with youth in various capacities, most notably with MOMIEs TLC, a non-profit youth development organization, and Girls Rock! DC, DC's first all-female rock band camp for girls. Additionally, Ms. Njoku is proud to have been an integral member of the production and instructional team for Black Aesthetic Institute's youth-made documentary WHY? THE BREAKDOWN OF ANACOSTIA. Vivianne is also the drummer for noon:30, a genre-blending art rock trio, and her current video work is projected during their live performances.
Source: Tribeca Film Institute
Thank you Vivianne for working with the students of Pod 6D!
Posted by Jentley at 2:59 PM