Students that are a part of the re:imagine/COMMUNITY program at Fredrick Douglass High School are taking the educating into their own hands this semester. Recently students created a series of music video PSA’s focused on digital literacy, food access, living healthy, and the importance of STEM education.
Students got to choose their own topics and many focused on issues that are prevalent in their own community. One of the main goals of the group is to allow students to discover their strength through storytelling. Through this project, students use digital arts to voice their opinion and solve community problems.
re:imagine/ATL helped pair the students with various sponsors such as Comcast Foundation, Arby’s Foundation, Piedmont Healthcare, and Georgia Tech.
The students wrote, shot, starred in, AND edited the PSA’s. Additionally, all four PSAs include an original music score created by a student. You’re going to have to watch the videos to check out the insane musical talent. Our musically gifted students used violins, pianos, guitars and more to create the background songs.
While creating the project, teens learned camera skills, acting, lighting, and sound. In postproduction, students learned about editing as well as how to use public relations methods to help get their PSAs in the hands of those in their community as well as the rest of the world.
Be sure to check out the full videos here.
Digital Literacy PSA (2 min) Sponsored by Comcast Foundation:
Digital Literacy (30 sec) Sponsored by Comcast Foundation:
Food Access PSA (30 sec) Sponsored by Arby’s Foundation:
#LivingBetter Challenge (2 min) Sponsored by Piedmont Healthcare:
STEM Video (2 min) in collaboration with Georgia Tech