Set It Up is over. The 2005-2006 season has drawn to a close. The end of an era. As I struggle with the idea of the next three months without my daily Set It Up fix, I'm comforted by all of the exciting things that are going on this summer. The Youth Advisory Committee will begin meeting every other Friday, and their amazing video promo should be edited by Thursday. I've been busy coordinating the neighborhood video classes that will run throughout the month of August. Arrangements have been made for the ACM Conference - RayLynn, Mai Cha, and I will be in Boston From July 4th-9th. The media committee refuses to lose momentum as we continue our work on various projects. Long story short, there will be plenty to keep me busy this summer.
I'd also like to point out the renaissance that my small blogging community seems to be undergoing. If you click on any of the links to other blogs in the sidebar, you'll find some really fantastic content. From Riley's slideshow of youth-produced artwork to Jeremy's rant about Tires Plus; from Roxanne's dissertation on BBQs, Apples to Apples, and race to Tom's existential observations about life, poker, and the pursuit of happiness -- it makes me believe in the internet again. I have always been fascinated with the internet as a communication device, a social networking tool. Rather than an anomie-inducing threat, I prefer to see its potential for community building. There's something beautiful and dangerous about its decentralized power, one of the last refuges in mass media where the radical, the independent producer, and everyone else get a chance to speak. Maybe this is what drew me to public access television, and why I'm sticking around for another year.
Monday, June 19, 2006
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Thursday, June 01, 2006
The one thing that has been keeping me from updating this blog has been Google Video. In attempting to upload the latest episode of Set It Up, it has given me nothing but grief. I think that our last episode was just fantastic, and I really want everyone to see it, so I'll keep working on the problem. In the meantime, here are a few more photos from the Set It Up Photo Project to appease your unquenchable thirst for youth media.
What else have I been up to, you ask? We've been working on the last episode of Set It Up, which is a "producer showcase," meaning that the youth can choose any topic or style of video that they wish. Just as in the last episode, we are going to do an outdoor shoot where the hosts introduce the segments. The twist? We'll be bbqing in a park for the shoot. It's going to be awesome/delicious. I've also been working on coordinating four summer video classes that we will be running. We'll be working with middle-school aged kids in four distinct neighborhoods around Saint Paul. And the most exciting thing I have to report? The Set It Up t-shirts just arrived about five minutes ago!