Over the past few months, a group of youth with RPTV have been
meeting every Wednesday evening on the creation of a three-part mini
series called "Samira's Choice." The mini series is set in modern day
Regent Park and we hope to accurately represent the issues and current
events facing the community. Samira’s Choice centres around our main
character, Samira, who faces conflicts growing up in Canada and
attempting to appease her parents and culture. The process of trying to
bring this script to life has been an interesting and new experience
for many of our participants. We have learned that script writing is a
lengthy and detailed process. We have a diverse and fun group of
people: Some high school students, University students from Ryerson
media arts program, York Bed program and even middle school
students. Our diverse backgrounds contribute to eclectic and
thought-provoking Wednesday evenings.
With the help of our the main scriptwriter, a high school student
by the name of Sam Grove, we started out with a rough script and
revised it…and revised it…and revised it. Finally we are seeing the
light at the end of the tunnel and we have started making plans for
production! The excitement is mounting the closer we get to our
production stage. This week we starting casting and next week we will
be scouting shooting locations. But we will save the casting of our
main character for when our shooting schedule has been determined. We
are looking forward to continuing in this lively creative process and we
will keep you posted in our weekly blog. Thanks for reading and being a
part of our project.
This week’s blog brought to you by Aidan Samuels, Nicholas Ramsubick and Marilou Calce.
Hello it’s Jacob from Catch De Flava and on the day of Tuesday January 17th myself, staff member Tyrone, and my friend Jonathan Suen student at Ryerson University did an hour long radio talk show on the issues facing university and college students.
We discussed the tuition fees Ryerson University and George Brown College students face paying off individually or with help from their parents. There was the mentioning of the accommodations students must purchase during their studying years such as: textbooks, transportation, residential taxes, student services, and paying off OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) loans. The University of Ryerson and College of George Brown has a huge variety of career programs costing at a range of $3500 to $10,000 per year varying on the level of profession of study. A huge majority of discussion on Ontario lowering the tuition fee or following other country practices such as Germany or Sweden where education is free for students. We also discuss…
On Friday November 18th 2016, the Divas Girl Group went on an excursion to attend the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program celebration. Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre was privileged to have received a grant from the program, that will go towards a upcoming music program for the youth in Regent Park. The Divas Girl group was lucky to attend the kick-off celebration which included amazing performances. There were three performers from Art Starts, Vanessa Lu, and one surprise performance from Canadian juno award winner- Kardinal Offishall. It was an overall exciting upbeat performance from all three performers. The Divas Girl Group then went on to the Art Gallery of Ontario to view great Canadian artist’s work. It was a great excursion that all of the girls enjoyed.
Hello, my name is Jacob Hong and I’m a placement student from George Brown College currently facilitating the game design program directed by Fernando. The first session myself and two other drop-in students Beverly and Lam were thought by Fernando was the program called Scratch. Scratch is a visual programming language program used by students and teachers to create simple animations. Scratch helps youth think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Fernando taught us all 8 sprites on the Scratch program such as: motion, looks, sound, pen, control, sensing, operators, and variables. The fundamentals Fernando taught Beverly and Lam are preparing them for the future classes as it will assist them in the development of their programs.