Vamos a Hablar/Let’s Talk

Editing is complete on Vamos a Hablar/Let’s Talk, and it is now off to the color corrector, and being transcribed for translation and subtitling. Talented designer, Liz Pangerl of Casa Valencia is developing the graphics and packaging. Sound design is also complete, with music by Hans Christian. We expect the video to be ready for purchase and shipping February 1, 2012. Vamos a Hablar/Let’s Talk is a six part, culturally specific, bi-lingual video that focuses on the importance of open communication between Latino parents/adults and children/youth about sex, reproduction, relationships and birth control.

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VIC Partners with Collective Voices

College students teach high school students

VIC partners with Collective Voices in current project “Removing Barriers to Educational Equity”. Dr. Fredi Avalos, from Collective Voices, is collaborating with VIC students to develop the media literacy component of our current project with youth. The Collective Voices Foundation collaborates with college students, artists, and youth activists to promote the voices, consciousness, and education of under-resourced children.

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VIC Receives Grant

VIC is pleased to receive a San Diego County Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant from Supervisor Horn’s office for the purchase of video equipment to support the youth in the our current collaboration with Transitional Youth Academy for the video project, Removing Barriers to Educational Equity. Thank you, Supervisor, for supporting VIC once again! VIC has raised $14,000 toward this project, and is interested in additional funders to help support youth development.

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Student Film Focuses on Breaking Educational Barriers

Student Film Focuses on Breaking Educational Barriers: California State University San Marcos News Center

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Students from Transitional Youth Academy See Themselves at College

VIC students Corey Esoldi and Kristine Fernandez, and Communication student, Alicia Vincencio met today with youth from Interfaith Community Service Transitional Youth Academy on the CSUSM campus to begin project planning on the collaborative video project, “Removing Barriers to Educational Equity.” Continue reading

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Empowered Teen Resource Directory Adds VIC’s Productions

VIC’s gang prevention videos have been added to the Empowered Teen Resource Directory. We encourage organizations that support at risk youth to use and share VIC’s online professional video productions.
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VIC proposes new project with teens

Building on the success of the student production for Transitional Youth Academy, VIC is working with Interfaith Community Service TYA onĀ  a proposal to bring college students and teens together to produce a video about educational equity and inequity. Continue reading

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Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media

Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM) have accepted Vamas a Hablar/Let’s Talk Proposal for inclusion on their grantseeking site.
Please visit my profile in the Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media Database. View project media, a project description, profiles of key personnel, and a funding history.

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Kristine Diekman, VIC Director, receives funds for new media installation

Kristine Diekman receives funding from CSUSM Faculty Development Grant for her proposal for a new media installation art work, “Line of Duty”. Continue reading

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VIC Featured in Steps Magazine


Student on location

Focused on creating socially responsible media, an innovative Visual and Performing Arts course at CSUSM is empowering students to learn about and serve the needs of their community from behind the lens of a video camera. Continue reading

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