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The Phildadelphia Youth Media Collaborative and You

08 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A promotional video for PYMC – The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative – Co-Directed by Big Picture Alliance alum Gabby Loredo and YESPhilly alum Mary Simmons has hit the airwaves of Youtube! It’s a video that highlights some of the positive impacts of the many organizations involved in PYMC and the good work all of us do all over the Philadelphia area. It takes a deep look into the minds of the students enrolled in programs like BPA, YESPhilly, WHYY, Art Factory, and Lil’ Filmmakers. Special thanks to PYMC founding org PhillyCAM for lending your space and facilities during much of production. This video promotes, most importantly, how youth media programs have affected these students for the better.  There are many other great organizations involved in this project so remember to watch the end credits!

Check it out here!

BPA is one of a number of founding member organizations of PYMC. PYMC is busy building a consortium of organizations around Philadelphia committed to strengthening, connecting, and promoting organizations that engage youth in the creation, analysis, and distribution of media. PYMC’s network of youth media educators and producers supports youth in becoming creative media makers, critical thinkers, and engaged global citizens. Together, we work to advance a healthy democracy that values youth perspectives and contributions. — our hope is that by promoting our good work, foundations, key constituent groups in the city and most of all youth will gain a better understanding of the positive outcomes and impact our programs have for youth across Philadelphia.

REELFilm Summer 2013 at Arcadia – Discounts still available!

13 May 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Calling all aspiring young filmmakers!

Looking for something FUN to do this summer that also builds your skills?  Here’s your chance to create your own short films or animations while working with established filmmakers from the Big Picture Alliance at the BPA REELFILM Summer at Arcadia camp!

Session 1 runs from June 24 to July 5, 2013 9a-3p
Session 2 runs from July 8 – 19, 2013  9a-3p

Each session offers two options:

·     Live-Action — Create your own 1-3 minute film, then work on a production team for their second film (drama, comedy, action thriller – their choice), going “script-to-screen” in just two weeks. Space limited to 20 campers per session.

·     AnimationNation — Learn the ins and outs of animation in a two-week session that blends art, graphics and technology. You’ll make your own short animated film, and work in a production team to create a longform animated movie. Space limited to 10 per session.

BPA REELFilm summer film camp is at Arcadia University, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to rising 6th through 8th graders, AND rising 9th- 12th graders (2 groups).

Cost is $340 per week, or $680 per session.
Register before May 31 (extended) receive a $40 a week discount.

BPA student films have been broadcast on Comcast, MiND TV Philadelphia Stories series and featured at local screenings like the Greater Philadelphia Film Office’s Young Filmmaker Series.

*We will also be taking 1-2 field trips to production companies or studios, plus FILM Fridays at the HiWay Theatre in Jenkintown!  Each Friday we’ll be at the HiWay Theatre watching films, and meeting industry guests!

For more information, or to REGISTER NOW before the Discount Deadline!

Email info@bigpicturealliance for a registration form or call (215.381.2588

GATEWAY Sneak Peek

25 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A sneak peek at our latest footage for GATEWAY, our documentary on the HowPhillyMoves project.

BPA will be documenting How Philly Moves Paint Day, Sunday 12/12!

08 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Gateway-Documentary

Paint Day this Sunday, 12/12

Noon-3PM

Being Documented By Big Picture Alliance!

Come out and be a part of BPA’s exciting documentary production, GATEWAY – The HowPhillyMoves Story! BPA filmmakers and interns will be on hand filming Mural Arts Program’s 2nd big Community Paint Day for their How Philly Moves mural project. Come down to the Gallery Market East (aka the How Philly Moves paint studio!) and be a part of history! Come celebrate arts, culture, diversity, dance and motion! You will paint a part of this mural that will span the six parking garages down at the Philadelphia International Airport! Who knows we may end up using your painting scene in our documentary!

It’s documentary, media, and mural making all wrapped in a great Sunday afternoon! Bring your friends! Bring the kids! See you there!

When: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Where: Gallery at Market East – Top Floor How Philly Moves Paint Studio
Why: Engage with arts & culture! Be a part of Philly public art and media history!

For more information contact:
Teri Yago-Ryan
215-381-2588
info@bigpicturealliance.org

Screening Tonight! 6 PM at Nueva Esperanza Academy

06 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6-8 PM ~ Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School ~ 301 West Hunting Park Ave.

Tonight’s the night! Join us for the grand finale of the Delphi Summer Teen Media Program. Come meet and mingle with the filmmakers, watch their creative productions and engage them in a Q&A session after the screening.

Students DaRon Hunter and Will Espinola during the BPA's Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

This year marks the tenth year that the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza have collaborated in teaching young filmmakers from underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods. The following films will be shown at the screening tonight.

Personal Films by:

Lady Soto
Ricardo Lopez
Christlynn Dornevil
DaRon Hunter
Yine Jaquez
Joan Lopez
Tucker Finney
Reggie Coleman

Group Films:

Friend of a Friend
Jerk
This Is What War Does

Screening This Friday: Delphi Summer Teen Media Program

04 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Come join the BPA for the grand finale of our summer program for young filmmakers!

Featuring films produced by 19 North Philadelphia youth, the screening will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, August 6th, at Nueva Esperanza High School (301 West Hunting Park Ave). The evening will showcase a selection of student films ranging from autobiography and comedy to historical fiction and documentary. After the screening, look forward to a Q&A panel with the directors and stars of the summer program.

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program is a collaboration between the Big Picture Alliance, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Taller Puertorriqueño and Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School.

Invitation for Summer Teen Media Program Screening

Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off the best summer program yet!

24 June 2010 ~ 1 Comment

In the studio at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Students from Taller Puertorriqueño, Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter School, Dobbins High School and other local schools and organizations are diving into the 10th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art summer filmmaking workshop. This year promises to be the most intensive program run thus far with the most experienced pool of students. The young filmmakers will experience the ultimate in media authorship as they create a personal film, and also learn to work as a team on larger group narrative films. A free community screening at the end of the summer will celebrate their work.

First Camden Academy program finishes strong

24 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Students at Camden Academy Charter High School in Camden, NJ worked hard through the Winter and Spring to create the 25 minute drama “Azul”.  The film screened to overwhelming praise and support at the Camden Academy Talent Show and at the ribbon cutting of the new Camden Academy satellite science building acquisition. This year’s students are energized by their experience and are ready to start new daytime and after-school filmmaking programs in the Fall!