News Video Workshop Report

4 PSAs in 1 Day

Last weekend we had an AWESOME youth media workshop and film festival, as part of the N.Y. Shout Out Youth Media celebration. Huge thanks to everyone who came from near and far, to help make media, share ideas, brainstorm, act, write, edit, volunteer, cook food, and even just to watch and discuss the youth pieces.

We (fittingly) produced a ton of media during the day — and the first finished pieces, which were completely produced between 2 and 4pm on Saturday, were four different short video public service announcements (PSAs). Each group got up on stage to screen and discuss their PSA, while other youth crew volunteers did a live video shoot of the discussion.

Here’s what you made!

PSA 1: Youth Voices

Created by Andrew Vu, Darian Henry, Andrew Cullen, and Halle Prentice, with Branda Miller and Deyva Arthur.


PSA 2: High Fructose Corn Syrup

Created by Aden Suchak, Ben Maloney, Mike Mejia, Mike Irizarry, and Mohamed Gardner, with Gaetano Vaccaro, Amy Halloran, Jason Corwin, and Joe Lopez.


PSA 3: How Do You See the World?

Created by Kierra Winston, Dallas Carr, Jon Irizarry, Majestic Tillman, Monique Flynn, and Maggie Zhang, with Leslie Jones, Bhawin Suchak, and Ed Coolidge.


PSA 4: Speak Out for Education

Created by Julian Foye, Aaron McPherson, Chris Murphy, Gabe Pontes, and Corey Doughty, with Nicole Belanger, Lori Cullen, Ellie Markovitch, and Yatir Oberlander.



Please share far and wide! You can leave your comments below. We’ll also try to organize some distribution online and to public access TV stations.