Presenting Digital Communication Arts Workshops to help you achieve your goals and dreams including to win the prestigious Platinum Pias Poem or Short. The winner of this Pia will have his or her work performed by the Magic Neighbors troupe at the Platinum Pias Awards.
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The program is open to those with varying ability because the lessons are customized to the aptitude of the individual student. The approach is that of teaching interpretive reading, writing and campaigning skills through ongoing digital communiation arts contests and workshops.
Workshops available to help you with the creative process:
A. Write and submit your Lights Camera Read Teen Central story (inspired by a book).
B. Campaign to win by getting positive reviews of your story on Review Me NYC.
C. Maybe you'll win the Platinum Pias Award and have your story performed by the prestigious Magic Neighbors troupe at the Pias during Summer Reading NYC (more details below)
The student writes a short story inspired by a book expressed through a cast of fictional or real life characters to answer the question "You Can't Borrow Honey from a Zombie because..." and enters his or her original tale or poem at www.lightscameraread.com.
The teen gets experience with digital video production by working on a student crew and asking questions of New York City celebrities and achievers interviewed on camera, such as Justin Tuck of the New York Giants.
Then the video interview is put online as a part of an internet magazine in conjunction with a student group written article about the experience.
The article documents participation in working with the crew that includes other students who are entering his or her stories also into the Lights Camera Read Teen Central contest.
Additionally, in the article, each time a student is mentioned who is involved with the contest and workshops, there is a link to his or her story.
Articles and videos appear in one or more of the over 70 internet publications of the www.platinumpias.com network.
And the writer of the winning story receives a Lights Camera Read Teen Central Platinum Pia as well.
Plus at the Platinum Pias Awards in conjunction with Summer Reading NYC, the winning tale is performed and dramatized by NYC celebrities, actors and achievers from the prestigious Magic Neighbors Professional Troupe.
The student learns campaign strategies to achieve results that can also be used for college, jobs, entrepreneur ism and other opportunities. In this case the goal is to win the LCR TC Pia so the participant implements a variety of promotional activities.
These activities include
- OPEN MIC
to perform his or her story in open mic performances with Magic Neighbors Emerging Talent
- LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP
to mobilize social media and sponsorship/support of local neighborhood businesses
- SELF PROMOTION
to drive internet traffic to the celebrity video and article thereby subsequently having the students' fans, family members and associates link to www.reviewmenyc.com/review and leave a positive review of his or her tale.
It is on the Review Me NYC site that members of the public leave reviews and testimonials. Through this process the student learns that in order to win or achieve goals, he or she needs to take action and have a part in creating his or her own opportunities. This is the thread, philosophy and result sought throughout the Lights Camera Read Teen Central Program