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YMCA Youth Newcomer Video Project

Voices: The YMCA Newcomer Youth Film Project is an innovative video program that provides knowledge and training in the art of video production for newcomer youth to share stories of immigration and settlement in Canada on film. Offered in collaboration with Charles Street Video, participants work with high quality production gear and learn how to produce their own short videos through guidance provided by a lead instructor. Throughout the program, students receive mentorship on specialized filmmaking topics by visiting artists from Toronto's film industry.

Through a series of workshops youth learn how to:

Develop an idea into a story

Write a script

Use a video camera

Shoot their own video

Set up lighting

Edit video using Final Cut Pro

Instruction will also include exposure to video art, animation, documentary and other video-making practices with an introduction to new media technology. Upon completion of the program, film compilations are distributed to schools, settlement agencies, language classes, libraries and more.  Youth may use their films to apply for post-secondary media arts programs and for submissions into other film festivals


Office Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
76 Geary Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6H 2B5 Canada
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