Photography by Kristen L. Graney except where noted.
Kid Flicks was the first after-school program that I developed for Greenburgh Central School District No. 7. Woodlands Middle School students received hands-on training in digital video production paired with weekly trips to the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab to study film theory through their Cinemania program. Though I provided guidance and instruction, films were written, produced, directed, shot and edited entirely by the students.
Love Shouldn't Leave Marks
Love Shouldn't Leave Marks was written, directed, filmed and edited by Nia McCarthy during her junior year at Woodlands High School. She received the gold award for filmmaking in the ACT-SO (The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) regional competition for Mia's Story, a film made during her senior year.
Nia and I began working together when she joined Kid Flicks in the seventh grade. She produced numerous videos during her time at Woodlands Middle/High School and is now a student at American University with a major in marketing and a minor in film.