MoMI Future Filmmakers Summer Media Camp 2018

MoMI – Future Filmmakers Summer Media Camp 2018 from Colectivo Piloto on Vimeo.

During the Future Filmmakers Summer Media Camp at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City, campers experience the craft of the documentary filmmaking by discussing, exploring, conceptualizing and finally representing the concepts of origin, cultural identity and diversity. Under this premise kids learn how to use diverse documentary techniques as a medium to tell stories in the most effective way getting across the themes that they are learning about. The Future Filmmakers Summer Media Camp, conducted by the filmmaker Pablo Herrera and assisted by Leonardo Santana is the perfect way for children to explore something new, express their creativity, and experiment with technology.

Watch all videos from this and others programs at the Museum of the Moving Image on Vimeo Channel.

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Bullying Isn’t Nice

Students at the West Prep Academy talk about bullying. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time and can take many forms. In many respects, research on bullying prevention is still in its infancy. Although researchers have documented success of some comprehensive programs in reducing bullying, we still have much to learn about which aspects of these programs are most important*.

This video have been created and directed by Pablo Herrera, with Alex Faoro, Kent Jackman, Nolan Padilla, Nathael Louis and Shonda Westbrook, through a series of after school workshops developed with more than 70 students at the West Preparatory Academy in Harlem, New York City.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

(*Resource: Stop Bullying Now. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets

Film project produced for the Spanish branch of the non-profit organization Save the Children and to promote children’s rights.

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Within the “Spanish Program for The Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights,” Colectivo Piloto joined Save the Children to produce short videos involving more than sixty students from Barcelona, Argentina and Paraguay.

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets” (Participaction: Leading Our Rights) aimed to create links between students from Spain and Latin America and to help raise awareness: By answering questions such as: ‘Do all children have the same rights throughout the world?’ they were inspired to think about the different levels of rights that children from all over the world have.

Students from the IES Princep de Viana in Barcelona have been participated in the project during the 2010’s course. Students were taught to learn all the craft on the filmmaking process.

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This video shows the first part of this process:

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets (Part 1) from Colectivo Piloto.

As a result, the students from Barcelona created a short film which I directed called “Actuant pel nostres Drets” (Acting For Our Rights) to promotes children’s rights.

This is the Making Of about the shooting:

PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets (Part 2) from Colectivo Piloto.

And after 6 moths of hard work, the students from Barcelona were ready to release their short in a movie theater.

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This is the resulting short film: “Actuant pel nostres Drets” (Acting For Our Rights).


PARTICIPACCIÓ: Protagonistes dels nostres Drets, Actuant pel nostres Drets from Colectivo Piloto.

It was an honor for me and my Team of Colectivo Piloto to feel part of this accomplishment by following Save The Children in their mission and conveying their message.

You can also watch all videos of this exciting experience on Vimeo Channel.

kdm;) Web Series

kdm;) is a humorous Web Series produced by teenagers and broadcasted online.

kdm;) is the second part of “El Culebron del Barri”, an educational project to develop a Web Series with teens sponsored by the Barcelona City Council.

I designed and lead kdm;), a project where more than seventy teens from Barcelona were selected to learn the craft of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production.

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Through a series of workshops, teens were given the necessary tools to produce “kdm;)”. Over the course of two years, from 2010 to 2012, The Colectivo Piloto’s team that I lead helped them with the coordination of casting, acting, script writing, decoration set design, hair and makeup, lighting, filming, editing and broadcasting.

The following images explain the structure of the project. The structure took to years to be completed.

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Phase #1, Preliminary: Research and Teamwork

First of all my team of educators and I selected some teens to create an strong teamwork to develop the project. With this Motor Team we designed the project, from the brand to the strategy to developed the casting process.

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Phase #2. Pre-production 1: Castings and Production Design

The Motorteam of kdm;) create the strategies to attract young people to participate in the project. First of all they made a series of videos to promote the online casting in each craft of filmmaking: screenwriting, acting, camera and light department, makeup, art department, sound design and soundtrack. More than 200 teens uploaded their casting to participate. 70 of them were selected to develop the project.

kdm;) Promo Casting from kdm;) La Web Serie.

Phase #3. Pre-production 2: Training and Creative Workshops

This phase was conducted in two stages. The first one was focus on training, where a team of 10 educators taught all the craft of filmmaking to the teens selected during 3 months.

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This is a video (in Spanish)about the Outdoor Camera Workshop:

kdm;) Taller de Imagen: Outdoor Light from kdm;) La Web Serie.

In the second stage, all the teens participants created the Web Serie, from the screenwriting to the shooting.

This is a video (in Spanish and Catalan) about the characters creating:

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Phase #4. Production: Shooting

In this phase the students have had the opportunity to put in practice everything they had learned in the previous phases.

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kdm;) on the Media

BCN Crea: A Web Series at Sant Andreu Borough

“Teens from different cultures are involved in a process to create a Web Series called kdm;), where they express their point of view on multiculturalism, drugs, sex and the future”.

By Óscar Moronda. La Vanguardia, Barcelona. May 20, 2012.

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Phase #5. Post-production: Edition

After the shooting they was training to develop the post-producción and to design the strategies to promote the Web Series.

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Phase #6. Release

After two of hard work, teens were finally ready to release their work.

kdm;) tv Trailer from kdm;) La Web Serie.

Phase #7. Last, but not the end: Independence to a self teens production company

At the end of the project, the young participants gained entrepreneurial skills and created their own film company: Arsomnia Productions.

You can watch all episodes of “kdm;)” on Vimeo Channel.

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Programa “Caixa ProInfancia”

To support the social integration of youth from immigrant neighborhoods of Barcelona, Spain, Obra Social Fundación La Caixa and Save the Children co-sponsored a program called “Caixa ProInfancia”.

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During these workshops, youth are asked to comment thoughtfully on their own activities, both inside and outside of their school: What is different when they return home? How can they relate the uniqueness of their culture to their peers at school?

I have been managing the audiovisual workshops in after-school programs at several public high schools in Barcelona during the 2010 course.

The resulting videos show the community the important role that culturally-relevant after-school programs play in the social integration of people in need.

Programa “Caixa ProInfancia”: Casal Activijocs by CEIP Ramon i Cajal from Colectivo Piloto.

Watch all videos of Programa “Caixa ProInfancia” on Vimeo Channel.