The assignment here was to give the Redeemer Music Arts Academy a video to showcase their wonderful music program, as well as profile their annual block party.
The church invites neighborhood children into their program to teach them the basics of music. The children (and some young teens who acted as counselors of sorts) got crash courses in guitar, poetry, singing, drum, dance and piano in hopes to give the group a chance to try it all.
I hung out in the background as the kids and music teachers went on about their days — it was a blast to see kids learn music. I missed the block party shoot, but got some great footage from Elliot Malcolm of Dharma Hype and Phillip Hussong.
I got a lot of great footage and edited it into a seven minute video. This was one of my favorite projects — partly because of the people and party because of the wonderful final product.
Music Credits: Lil Sokz “Two Little Birds” Cover — DJ Fresh “Louder”
Camera Operators @ Block Party: Elliot Malcolm and Phillip Hussong