Saturday, December 19, 2009

Girls Making Media Extravaganza!!

Hi there, my name is Brittany. This was my first session here at Girls Making Media, and it was so much fun. I have always wanted to learn how to make videos and it was really interesting to see the entire process from creating the scripts to matching the audio with the visuals. This is such an amazing program and I had a wonderful time working with Angel. Thanks to everyone who made this great learning opportunity possible.

Hallye :]

Hi, I'm Hallye. This is the first time I've done Girls Making Media with my friends Eliza and Maya, and I had a great time! We had fun taking pictures and do audio recordings for our video, which is about Online Predators. We had lots of laughs and I'm really happy with how it came out. It talks about being safe and not meeting people from online without permission or extra precautions. I'd totally do this again! Maya- who is off in Florida- and can't post anything would most likely agree with Eliza and I!

Angel Is Back Again

Hey it's Angel, I'm back I did a beginning session to help the people in this session. In this session I did a video on social networking site safety, which I worked on for 12 hours. I had a lot of fun working with Brittany. We took lots of pictures and did a lot of audio.



Hiya, I'm Eliza and this is my first time at Girls Making Media but I like it. It is a good time to learn about issues and about making a video while meeting new friends or chillin' with old friends! I'm pretty sure I will come again. Me and my old friends* had fun while making a video about Internet Safety and how to meet up with strangers online as safely as possible. Maya, who is not here at the moment most likely agrees with how awesome gmm is.

*friends I have known for quite a while. NOT old ladies.

Paloma's blog post-

This is my second session at GMM. I feel comfortable being here; knowing that other girls come here to learn about important things, as well as informing others about them.
I did a PSA about Relational Aggression- A type of girl Bullying. I got the idea because bullying was a problem at my school. It has seemed that the teachers, faculty, and other peers did not understand the severity of this problem. How could they not understand? It felt like they were never in our position, (being called names, bullied, and victimized).
One day in Christian Living Class, The Principal and Assistant Principal were talking to us about our groups, or cliques. They referred to it as "girl talk". One leader asked why we couldn't sit in one big group. Most people answered that they felt very comfortable in a particular spot. Others said that they had conflict with others in the past, and did not want to go through the grief once more. We all felt like the Leaders in our school did not know our bullying problem.
I decided to participate in the making of a informative video. I wanted to show the world how we can help this unhealthy conflict. When I had gotten to my second session, I was informed that there was a seminar that helped girls, and their problems with bullying. I found out what Relational Aggression was, and I set off to work. Here I am, blogging to you about my accomplishments.
I give a special thanks to Quynn, A GMM representative and leader. She had invited me to do Girls Making Media, and I am glad that I had participated. I have learned so many things in these sessions. I love working here because I want to make a difference in the world.
I had a lot of fun creating the video. If you saw the RA video, you can see that I am the bully in the beginning segment. You may ask- "Who is that other person?" She is Margaret, another participant in girls making media. She is one of my freinds, and I am not a bully in real life. I may look mean, ( with my cool leather jacket :) ) but I would never bully anyone. After I heard the side-effects of RA, It wants me to be a better person.
Until Next Time- Paloma.