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Fischman Final Project Pitch

November 10, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Your Name: Katrina Fischman
Your story format for this assignment:

__XX_ Text (2 photos and/or graphics)

__XX___ Video

_____ Audio slideshow

Your pitch (in one short paragraph): The Golden Warriors is a program in its second year at El Centro de las Americas here in Lincoln.  The Golden Warriors is based on the movie “Peaceful Warrior” and the concept of the “Warrior’s Path” from the Aztecs.  It is a 12-session program for Latino males aged 14-18  who are having problems at school or need guidance.  Some youth in the program are on probation and have had minor problems with the law while others are referred to it by parents and teachers to prevent them from falling into that path.  The program is funded by a government grant and is expanding with a  second group starting this week with students from North Star High School.  I’m going to interview the first group as it is in its 4th week and will be able to give opinions that a group just starting can’t.  The text story will focus on the program overall: what it is, why it developed, how it is funded and how it is expanding, etc., while my video will focus on showing student experiences and allowing people to see what a session is like and also the activities they do outside the classroom.

Explain why this story is best told using this format.

The experiences are best caught on video because the action will bring it to life and show the students’ emotions rather than just having student quotes in a text story.

The information about how the program developed, etc is best as text because there isn’t much action and therefore wouldn’t make an interesting video.

How will you tell this story visually? Please be specific.

Video:  Next Friday night I am going to one of their weekly meetings to get video of the classroom discussion/activities and talk to parents, students and the director.  The following day, Saturday, they have a field trip to go rock climbing, so I am hoping to go to that and film it to show the extra-curricular activities that they do as a group outside of the classroom.

Text photos: Pictures of students and teacher interacting in the classroom

List the names and titles of the sources:

Erick Saavedra – Director of the program

Students in the program

Students’ parents

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