In 2012, Milwaukee Film’s education program launched a workshop series to engage youth interested in filmmaking. Workshops teach students to critically view media as they create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) or music videos, and learn how such videos are made.
PSA video workshops arose from a partnership with Arts@Large with a private screening of the film Bully during MFF 2012; videos created were showcased during a 2013 Gallery Night.
Music video workshops started with radio personalities from WMSE 91.7FM and 88.9 RadioMilwaukee suggesting Milwaukee bands. Students then collaborated with local filmmakers through every step of the process: from selecting songs to completed videos. To date, students have created videos for Vic + Gab, Kane Place Record Club, Klassik, The Sugar Stems, The Delphines, Fresh Cut Collective, and RAS Movement featuring Naima Adedapo.
Find these PSA and music videos at vimeo.com/milwaukeefilm.
If you're interested in finding out more about our On-Site Workshops, please email Cara Ogburn, our Education Manager at email@example.com.
Special thanks to the generous supporters who made our 2012-13 On-Site Workshops possible: The Herzfeld Foundation, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund, the Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts and Humanities program, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.