Atlanta area youth received hands on video production lesson from Visual Eye Media founder Amani Channel at The Atlanta Children's Film Festival in Dunwoody, Georgia on Saturday, June 14.
Channel was one of the featured instructors at the day long event which gave the youth exposure to career opportunities in film and video.
"I believe video is the most importanttool for educating, informing, and entertaining people these days, and hopefully the kids walked away with a better understanding what goes into a production," Channel explained.
After demonstrating the basic equipment, Channel let the kids work the camera and produce a mock news field production.
Other presenters included screenwriter Dr. Neil Shulman, Elizabeth Ingram Program Director with the Atlanta Film Festival, and Frank Mastrogiacomo, Media Specialist with the Dekalb School of the Arts.
The Atlanta Children's Film Festival is in its second year. The Kids Video Connection organizes the event to showcase films and teach youth media literacy, and communications skills.