World Bridger Media: Sustainable Media
Videos Made During World Bridger Media Workshops

Production Notes:

Youth media production is first about process. Of course you always want a polished, effective finished media piece, but there are always mitigating factors at play. Young people lead busy lives. Between school, work, family and extra-curricular activities, as mentors and facilitators we constantly have to balance production requirements with the personal needs of students. Moreover, often students who have not yet gone to college have not yet learned the fine art of the deadline. This is all compounded with the fact that video making requires learning a new communication language, new technical skills and in many cases new computer systems. The steps required to create a polished, final piece involve a wide range of skills: research, journalism, creativity, technical aptitude and energy. With that said, it is possible to teach digital media production in short workshops. Many of the pieces were done in two-to-three day workshops.

These videos are here for instructional purposes and are not to be distributed or copied without permission. In several instances these were produced in collaboration with other organizations that retain the distribution rights of the pieces. They are posted here as examples of the kind of work that can be done during workshops and are meant to illustrate basic principles in production. If you are interested in screening any of these publicly, please feel free to write info@woldbridgermedia.com.

All videos require viewing with QuickTime.

Title: "Dreams Choices"
File Name: Dreams-Choice.mov
Size: 21.1 MB
Length: 07:18
Organization: Tulalip Tribes Tobacco Education Project
Funder: Tulalip Tribes Tobacco Education Project
Production Notes: This was done in a three-day workshop. One group made the original music, the other wrote the video. The intention was to illustrate how we all have choices, some with good consequences, others turn out very badly. This particular group comprised students going through difficult transitions, including homelessness. It was their desire to reconnect the "sacred hoop" of their community that had been broken by alcohol, drugs and violence.

Title: "E.I.: A Tale of Greed, Chemicals and Cool "
File Name: EI.mov
Size: 31.6 MB
Length: 08:51
Organization: Warehouse 21
Funder: Santa Fe Public Schools
Production Notes: This was created for use in a 9th-grade health class anti-smoking program. Students wrote, directed, scored and edited the video. This "sci-fi" piece intends to illuminate how marketing influences teens to become addicts to dangerous substances through a fable of a mysterious substance called "E.I."

Title: "Five Ways"
File Name: Five-Ways.mov
Size: 4.8 MB
Length: 01:28
Organization: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Funder: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Production Notes: This was produced during the youth track at a national conference. It was written, shot and edited in one day. Shawna Begay provided project assistance and supervision. The goal was to illustrate the difference between sacred and abusive uses of tobacco.

Title: "Get*Wiser"
File Name: Get-Wiser.mov
Size: 24.6 MB
Length: 06:40
Organization: Warehouse 21
Funder: Santa Fe County DWI Program
Production Notes: This short video was written and produced by students to document a summer-long media and production intensive. We were commissioned to develop anti-DWI materials to be used for peer-education in Santa Fe public schools. The program produced two other Public Service Announcements: "Lobotomy" and "Still Alive."

Title: "Chemical Lobotomy"
File Name: Lobotomy.mov
Size: 2 MB
Length: 00:35
Organization: Warehouse 21
Funder: Santa Fe County DWI Program
Production Notes: See Get*Wiser. The aim of this piece is to demonstrate how alcohol causes damage to developing brains.

Title: "Mr. Kool"
File Name: MrKool.mov
Size: 5.7 MB
Length: 01:41
Organization: Mooretown Rancheria Tribe
Funder: The Praxis Project
Production Notes: Students wrote, shot, edited and scored this video in two days. The goal of the project was to design something that would appeal to young males and make tobacco unattractive and disgusting.

Title: "Night of the Living Puppets"
File Name: Puppets.mov
Size: 14.8 MB
Length: 04:14
Organization: Warehouse 21
Funder: Youth Media Initiative of the Open Society Institute
Production Notes: This was created during a four-week summer workshop. The goal of this video was to appeal to the "cool" kids and convince them that smoking was not a political or rebellious act, but one of subservience and slavery to corporations.

Title: "Second Hand"
File Name: Second-Hand.mov
Size: 7.8 MB
Length: 02:19
Organization: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Funder: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Production Notes: This was created in one day during a workshop at a national conference. This video was made by the adult chaperones of the students attending the same workshop. They wanted to target adults who smoke around pregnant mothers.

Title: "Girlz Don't Drink"
File Name: SFIS-DWI-PSA.mov
Size: 2 MB
Length: 00:38
Organization: Santa Fe Indian School
Funder: Santa Fe County DWI Program
Production Notes: During a semester-long project in class, students created this PSA to target young men ages 15-18. The idea was to convince them that drinking is unattractive.

Title: "Shark Tale"
File Name: Shark-Tale.mov
Size: 17.2 MB
Length: 05:04
Organization: Muscogee (Creek) Nation-Division of Health Tobacco Prevention Program
Funder: The Praxis Project
Production Notes: The video was made during a weeklong tobacco education camp. Students came up with the idea because they believe children as young as five-years-old are tempted to smoke. Because animals appeal to little kids, they wrote this video for younger children featuring a shark.

Title: "Still Alive"
File Name: Still-Alive.mov
Size: 1.9 MB
Length: 00:37
Organization: Warehouse 21
Funder: Santa Fe County DWI Program
Production Notes: See "Get*Wiser."

Title: "Phil and RJ Strike Again"
File Name: Strikes-Again.mov
Size: 12.5 MB
Length: 03:33
Organization: Healthier Communities Program, Eight Northern Tribes of New Mexico
Funder: Healthier Communities Program, Eight Northern Tribes of New Mexico
Production Notes: This video was written, shot and edited during a two-day workshop at a summer camp for Native teens. The goal was to draw attention to how marketers target specific cultures and age groups. The beauty of this piece is that we were forced to produce it with no props or money, so we had to be creative with the tools that we had (such as water balloons).

Title: "Tobacco"
File Name: Tobacco.mov
Size: 5.4 MB
Length: 01:39
Organization: Muscogee (Creek) Nation-Division of Health Tobacco Prevention Program
Funder: The Praxis Project
Production Notes: This was made at a weeklong tobacco education camp. The student created the poem during the camp and we shot it one evening to capture it. Unfortunately the mic broke, so the audio is little rough, but the spirit of the piece is amazing.

Title: "Untitled"
File Name: Trevor.mov
Size: 6.5 MB
Length: 02:02
Organization: Taos Talking Pictures
Funder: Intel
Production Notes: This was produced during a found footage workshop. The student assembled various commercials from television to reconstruct his own narrative on the effects of television.

Title: "We Believe"
File Name: We-Believe.mov
Size: 5.3 MB
Length: 01:34
Organization: National Rural Health Association
Funder: National Rural Health Association
Production Notes: This was made in one day at a national conference. The goal was to have a small group of health workers who had no previous experience making media produce a PSA for the National Health Association that promotes the values of the organization.