THE EMPOWER YOUTH PROGRAM
Red Mesa Film representative- Peter Lively: Editor, Motion Graphics, 2nd camera
Other collaborators- Brad Riley: Co-Producer, Co- Director | Candace Joice: Co-Producer, Co-Director
Simon Scionka: Director of Photography | David Schaff: Sound | Eric Piatkowski: Illustration
The Empower Youth Program is a video curriculum series for High School and Middle School that helps educators, parents, and youth service providers facilitate prevention-focused conversations about empathy and exploitation. I edited and was the primary motion graphic artist for the 10 part series. It combines sit-down interviews with two survivors of human trafficking with parallax animation, rap, poetry, and motion graphics in order to keep students engaged as they learn how to avoid the dangers of human trafficking. It was wonderful to help create something this important and necessary, and I can't wait until the Spanish version comes out. I had the privilege of co-directing that version, along with filming and editing it, and it will finish its pilot phase in June of 2017.