YMS Introduction

Welcome, Youth Media Sanctuary!

The Sanctuary for Independent Media introduces Youth Media Sanctuary – a new community media peer-training program in North Central Troy.  The program teaches multimedia skills to young people (ages 15-25) in the neighborhood, helping to develop urgently needed independent local voices.

Check out these aspiring media makers in action:

Madena, learning shots with Ellie (Photo: Abby Lublin)

 JKD Hoosick Street shooting

Jonathan, Kayleara, and Diana checking footage of Hoosick Street  (Photo: Ellie Markovitch)

Diana shooting Hoosick, on median

Diana shooting from the Hoosick Street median  (Photo: Abby Lublin)

Kayleara, editing audio and practicing for her Emmy. (Photo: Ellie Markovitch)

The training covers all aspects of documentary video production.  YMS participants work together as a crew, developing leadership, communication, and team-building skills, while bringing the neighborhood’s powerful stories to light.  Stay tuned for updates from the Youth Sanctuarians!