For the first time ever, New Mexico TechWorks and the Community Learning Network have engaged Opportunity Santa Fe Americorps VISTA Summer Associates for ten and eight week programs for the summer! We are partnering with Xerb.tv to create a fun-filled but educational summer for our three Associates. JC, Alexis and Liz all live in Santa Fe and decided to join us to learn more about the world of technology in New Mexico and to increase their skills in coding and multi-media. We are so grateful to have these wonderfully talented young people working with us!
On the job
We would not be able to pull this educational film off without the help of our Opportunity Santa Fe VISTA Summer Associates. As part of their learning program this summer, they are getting hands on experience filming interviews and learning about film and digital photography, vidoeography, and editing through a series of practical workshops to teach our Summer Associates, interns, and NM Youth Ambassadors how to compose a shot, manipulate lighting and record audio to create ambiance. Many of the shots in this documentary will be captured by our VISTA Summer Associates, showing off their skill and what they have learned. We hope that at the end of this summer, our budding young filmmakers will take away what they have learned on this project and change the world with their vision through digital media.
Rebecca Darling with Associates JC Ramirez. Alexis Rodriguez and Liz Guthrie with the Mayor of Santa Fe, Alan Webber
CommUNITY Learning Network is a grassroots New Mexico-born and locally based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building stronger communities through real-life learning.