Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival & End of the Year Party Playback
Visit clubhousebeat.org/clubhousebff to watch the selected youth media showcased at the first Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival.
Last night Computer Clubhouse youth media makers, family, friends, and community members came together to celebrate the end of the school year, 2013 Computer Clubhouse graduates, and youth media created over the past academic year. It was a boisterous night filled with button making, photo booth fun, and the Makey-Makey version of whackamole. The night culminated with the Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival. The following movies were shown to a receptive audience:
- How They Met, Soleen Ghahraman, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: A five minute documentary about the effect social media has on love and relationships. Real life couples express their opinions on the effect of social media on love, as well as an expert opinion, Dr. Barbara Gortych, who holds a PhD in Phycology. Couples laugh as they recount their story about how they met and what makes their relationship unique.
- The Other Side of Ruggles, Laura Correa, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: Other Side of Ruggles is a photo-essay on a real-life situation going on in Boston. This has only been addressed in the past through a poem written by Ashley Rose, of Boston. Ruggles Street divides a poor community from a luxurious college.
- Paranormal Investigators from Beyond Venus, Roman Audi, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: Two paranormal investigators investigate a possible alien attack
- Joy to the City of South Boston Boys & Girls Club Marathon, Kenny Rousseau, South Boston Boys and Girls Club Computer Clubhouse: This was a video Kenny and his fellow members made to commemorate the city of Boston to uplift others in wake of the events that occurred out the marathon bombings
- We Are One, Sarah Lynch, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: Sarah’s project is the end result of a volunteer internship at the Museum of Science where she learned how to put together a storyboard, film, and edit a documentary about her community. After living abroad for a few years and recognizing the universality of some aspects of human nature, she decided to focus her documentary on the similarities we all share by interviewing her peers.
- A Glance into Hindusim, Pranav Abbott, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: This video is about how Pranav and his community had a Hunuman Mela at their local temple. He decided to capture some moments and made a documentary out of it. His friends were there to so he interviewed them too. It was a fun video project to work on and also his first video project.
- Mayan Calendar 2012 Short, Ronaldo Figaro, Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Computer Clubhouse: A video project based on 12/21/2012. A lot of friends/others had believe in the Mayan calendar. Ronaldo felt that they had mis-read the calendar and were afraid of the unknown.
- A Big World, Immanuel Jones, Flagship Computer Clubhouse: A video for the organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters
After the film showcase, youth media makers did a Q&A with audience members talking about their greatest influences, their inspirations and the hard work it took to create their media work. The work from the Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival is showcased at clubhousebeat.org/clubhousebff.
Thank you to everyone who came to share in the fun of the first Boston Computer Clubhouse Film Festival. Heres to a great summer and a another year of excellent youth media making!