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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.

REEL Film Student Awarded Prestigious WHYY Youth Media Award

14 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Congratulations to BPA student Jessica Lynn Grose for being one of 17 finalists in the WHYY Youth Media Awards, honoring the best works by young filmmakers in WHYY’s broadcast area.  Jessica’s exceptional piece entitled Reflections, which was produced this summer during BPA’s REEL Film Experience at the Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology, took 3rd place in the Open Category and 1st Place in the Judges Award Category!

Reflections, along with the 16 other student works, were screened at the awards presentation on Thursday, October 13 in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Commons at WHYY.

Here is Jessica’s “reflection” on her experiences with BPA this summer:

“Coming to this program [REEL Film Experience] has completely expanded my repertoire,” says Grose, “and being able to learn more about what I love [filmmaking] is such an opportunity for me, it has been such fun.”

Jessica Lynn Grose is 15-years-old and attends Norristown Area High School.  She is involved in marching band, concert band, drama, and field hockey.  She is a singer and songwriter who also plays several instruments including saxophone and piano. In fact, the song featured in Reflections was both written and performed by Grose.