This is Mr. Curtis delivering you this little blog post for Take 2 Creative Camp. I’m one of the teachers alongside Ms. Korisa who delivered last week’s #T2T post. The group is finishing up the last film for their movie project and it’s been great with everyone working together to make some cinematic magic.
I can’t believe that this is the last week of the program already. Time has really flown by as we’ve worked on several projects while having fun writing, filming, fundraising, etc. I’m grateful to have been a part of this camp.
These kids have been working so hard to make these scripts into movies while playing around with elements from the Bechdel Test and the Deggans Test. They’ve been getting it as they’ve made these stories. Several of them told me that passing one or both tests have been easy for them. If these teens can make complete stories while being sound when it comes to female and/or minority representation and characterization, then why can’t more TV and movie writers give it a try? Maybe the Take 2 Teens can be your future directors and media company owners. You never know.
Anyways, it’s been empowering yet wistful as our program winds to a close this week. It’s been a fantastic experience teaching these kids these media skills while also mentioning that their creativity means something.