"Their Story: How they got off the streets," is about youth involved with crime and gangs who are looking for ways to take a new path in life. This production group, including interns LaMyiah, Michaela, Tia, and Sandra, worked with community partner, Youth in Transition (YIT) to take the audience on an emotional journey with a group of St. Paul youth who are struggling to overcome stereotypes, peer pressure, and prove that people can change their track in life.
"The Lightrail," shows different community perspectives about the planning, construction, and ulimate impact of the Central Corridor Light Rail Line on the Twin Cities once it is completed. Interns Max, Joseph, Adrian, and Rashaan worked on this piece with community partner Cycles for Change to construct a dynamic discussion about this multi-faceted issue.
To practice the process of interviewing people on the street, the 2012 SPNN Youth Interns wandered through downtown St Paul in their production groups asking random people one to answer one question: "What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?"
The 2012 Youth Intern Program peer mentors produced this fun hip hop music video to help the interns learn about the process of setting up their tripod and Sony AX2000 camera.
The 2012 Youth Intern Program peer mentors produced this short video to teach the interns about how to be prepared for and perform a successful documentary interview.
This video was produced by SPNN peer mentor Morgan, who produced this video to capture responses from each of the 2012 SPNN Youth interns about what they learned from their experience in the internship over the summer.
In this in this short crime drama, two juvenile suspects are interrogated to find the culprit of a pastry robbery. The 2012 Youth Intern Program peer mentors Destiny and Morgan produced this video, "Who Stole the Birthday Cake," as a teaching tool for learning about scripting and storyboarding.