Want to Make Your Own Film?

Squeaky Wheel in conjunction with Buffalo Tours (a joint project of the Preservation Coalition and the Landmark Society) seeks youth producers for the fourth annual BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE, an after-school program for 8th – 12th graders.

  • Write, shoot and edit a documentary using professional equipment and techniques
  • Learn more about your community and its history
  • Earn a stipend for up to five hours of work per week (up to $1,000)

If selected to participate, your job begins in October 2008 and ends in June 2009. This includes after-school and weekend hours. Squeaky Wheel provides the equipment and training, you provide the creativity.

This year, the theme of the Buffalo Youth Media Institute is Buffalo Green. Under the guidance of local historians and community activists, you’ll learn about nature in and around Buffalo, as well as the growth of local “green” efforts to revitalize our community. And you’ll get to work with professional filmmakers to make your own self-directed documentary based on your own research and interests.

Applications are available at Squeaky Wheel or on our website: www.squeaky.org

To apply you must:

  • Complete the application form
  • Write a letter detailing your interest in the project
  • Get a letter of support from a teacher or counselor
  • Make a copy of your last report card

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 1, 2008 (in-hand).

Send or deliver your applications to:

Squeaky Wheel / Buffalo Media Resources
71 2 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

For more information, call 884-7172 or email bymi.sw@gmail.com.

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The BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is made possible in part by a grant from the Baird Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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