Special Projects: Media is a space for young mediamakers interested in working together on media projects, from concept to completion. We will be focusing on the following areas:
Kite’s Nest is the proud owner of a Poco “Zero” galley proof press. Over the last quarter, we have been learning the basics of letterpressing using wood type with the kind assistance of John Barrett of Letterpress Things and Carrie Tuccio of Small Oak Press. In Special Projects: Media, our participants will work to operate a letterpress print shop, taking orders from the public and designing projects of our own
Some of us will try our hand at radio production, developing content for podcasts and broadcast on our local community radio station, WGXC (90.7-FM). We'll explore the art of the interview, the intricacies of editing and the thrill of broadcast.
We’ll critique film and images in an effort to develop our ‘eye’ as photographers and cinematographers, and work to organize our images to tell a story or create a pattern. Our participants will use our space as a production studio, undertaking projects in filmmaking or photography. They can take on set creation or lighting design, direct a photo shoot or attempt a short film (time-lapse, stop motion, or live action). Whenever possible, we’ll tag along with local filmmakers and photographers, and invite media artists into our space to shoot their work.
We will create a digital platform to publish our work, and curate a collection of kid-friendly media to share.
Here are some of works completed by our participants.