I'm excited to announce that Global Kids is starting up again its youth machinima initiative called the "Virtual Video Project." If you know of a teenager in the New York area who is interested in global issues, politics, digital media and having fun, then send them our way! Applications are due by October 17.
Students get training in how to use Second Life as a filmmaking platform, decide among themselves a particular social issue they would like to make a machinima about, and then do all of the work to create the film. Our past machinima have won a number of awards and been featured at various film festivals and conferences around the world.
The program runs from October 30 until late June, so it's a big commitment. The sessions are facilitated by my fabulous colleagues Tabitha and Shawna.
For more information or to receive the application contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-226-0130 ext. 143.